Drill and Tapping Solutions
Using our CAI-series spindles, we have developed both a friction drilling and a tapping solution for use in industrial applications. The units can be mounted to existing equipment or placed into an automation solution to improve drilling and/or tapping quality and cycle times.
For more information on how friction drilling works, take a look at our post What is friction “flow” drilling?
Our drill and tapping solutions can implement either pneumatic or servo actuated motion depending on customer requirements. Servo motion is recommended for tapping applications as the rate of rotation needs to be matched to linear distance travelled to ensure a proper tap is conducted.
Pneumatic and servo control is provided via an on-board PLC controller that offers inputs and outputs for integration with existing machinery such as fixtures, robots, or communication to an operator that the equipment is ready to cycle.
Take a look at our CAI-series spindle options, they are ideally suited for drill and tapping solutions; Spindles