Automec Showcases PressOne Electric Insertion Machine and MultiTapper Tapping and Countersinking Machine
Automec, the leading distributor of CoastOne electric press brakes in North America, recently showcased two innovative products from CoastOne at FABTECH 2023 in Chicago: the PressOne electric insertion machine, which was on display at our booth, and the MultiTapper MT1212 thread tapping, drilling and countersinking machine, which just landed at our showroom in Massachusetts.
Both products attracted a lot of attention from visitors impressed by their unique features and capabilities.
PressOne Electric Insertion Machine
The PressOne is the first and only fully electric insertion machine in the industry, offering a range of benefits over conventional hydraulic machines. It can insert fasteners such as nuts, studs, rivets, or screws into various materials, creating strong and permanent joints.
Therefore, the PressOne is ideal for applications that require high precision, speed, and efficiency, such as sheet metal fabrication, automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
Advantages of Electric Insertion Machine over Hydraulic
The PressOne uses a servo motor-driven ball screw to generate force, instead of relying on hydraulics. This means that the PressOne only needs electricity to operate, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. The average power consumption of the PressOne is less than 0.4 KW, which is significantly lower than hydraulic machines that can consume up to 10 KW. Additionally, the PressOne eliminates the need for hydraulic fluid changes, spare parts, valves, and maintenance expenses, saving time and money for the user.
PressOne Innovations in Pressing Technology
The PressOne has a force range of 1 to 20 kN, which can be adjusted by 0.1 kN increments. It also has a stroke length of 100 mm, which can be adjusted by 0.01 mm increments. These features allow the user to control the insertion process with high accuracy and repeatability. The PressOne can also insert fasteners up to M8 size in steel and up to M10 size in aluminum.
A built-in touch screen control panel displays all the PressOne’s relevant parameters and settings, as well as a USB port for data transfer and backup. In addition, the PressOne can be equipped with an automatic tooling system that can hold up to 12 different tools and change them automatically according to the program. This feature increases productivity and reduces manual labor.
The PressOne can also be integrated with a robot arm or a conveyor belt for automated loading and unloading of workpieces.
MultiTapper Thread Tapping and Countersinking Machine
The MultiTapper MT1212 is another innovative product from CoastOne that combines thread tapping, drilling, and countersinking in one machine.
The MultiTapper can create threads on the inside surface of a hole, as well as cut a conical hole into thick metal to allow space for a screw or bolt head. This machine uses a rigid die anvil with combination tapping and counter sink machining, which ensures high quality and accuracy of the threads and holes.
Fast and Efficient Tapping Operation
The MultiTapper has a working area of 1200 x 1200 mm, which can accommodate large or small parts. It can tap up to M12 size in steel and up to M16 size in aluminum. Its spindle speed of up to 6000 rpm enables fast and efficient tapping and drilling.
Additionally, the MultiTapper has a servo motor-driven ball screw system that provides precise positioning and movement of the tapping heads.
The MultiTapper can be programmed by its own proprietary software and control panel, or it can be integrated with existing CAM software by using a postprocessor. It can store up to 100 programs in its internal memory, or more programs in an external USB device. There is also a built-in safety system that detects any errors or faults and stops the machine automatically.
TapOne for Thread Tapping Small Parts
CoastOne’s TapOne T1212 is another option for thread tapping applications, especially for small parts or micro-jointed parts. This bridge-type machine has three tapping heads that move on a 3-axis bridge over the workpiece. The TapOne can tap up to M6 size in steel and up to M8 size in aluminum.
The TapOne has a spindle speed of up to 8000 rpm, which allows for high-speed tapping. Its working area of 1200 x 1200 mm can be divided into four zones for easy loading and unloading of parts.
New and Unique Insertion and Tapping Machines from CoastOne
The PressOne and MultiTapper are new to North America and offer features and capabilities not available in any other product on the market.
Automec is proud to be the exclusive distributor of these products in North America, and to provide excellent service and support to our customers. If you are interested in learning more about these products, or any other CoastOne product, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a quote.