Directions For Use
This system works much like the other high quality quick change tap adapters in our catalog. To change taps, pull the outside sleeve away from the v-flange to release the tap adapter in the toolholder so it can be changed or extensions can be added.
1. Select the MicroFLOAT chuck required for your machine spindle.
2. Select the ER adapter size and number of extensions needed for your tapping application.
3. To change taps, pull the outside sleeve away from the v-flange to release the tap adapter in the toolholder so it can be changed or extensions added.
4. Start tapping at 100% of pitch feed. If issues occur, program 3–5% below the pitch feed. This will engage more tension to ensure the tap does not drag coming out.
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About MicroFLOAT Taps
The MicroFLOAT Tapping System was designed to increase tap life, decrease
scrap and reduce tap breakage. This revolutionary idea was born out of Techniks’ many years of experience in tapping adapters. We created a system
that uses the best features of all tapping systems: long tool life, quick change,
thread accuracy for extended time and reduced tap breakage.
Techniks MicroFLOAT tap adapters feature 0.008" of compression for hard to start or sensitive taps, and 0.040" of tension (extension) to compensate for any inaccuracy in the machine, taps, or associated tooling and fixturing.
Optimal tapping performance is achieved when the tap follows the exact
same path out as it did when it cut the threads. Any deviation causes the tap
to “drag” resulting in premature tap wear and the possibility of the threads being out of tolerance. Techniks MicroFLOAT provides improved tap life and threading results.