EMUGE PunchTapEMUGE claims its Punch Tap technology shortens the cycle times of thread production while reducing energy consumption. The company explains that the basic idea for the new technology was to shorten the tool path in order to save time.
This tool does not have a continuous thread profile on the circumference but two rows of teeth which are offset by 180°. When comparing the tool path of the Punch Tap with that of conventional taps or cold-forming taps, the path is approximately 15 times shorter for a thread M6 with a thread depth of 15mm, claims the company.