Equipped with a diamond roll contour dresser, the GS:TEM Mini dresses complex topping and nontopping wheel forms including full radius and gothic arch, Acme with crest and root radii or chamfers, as well as 60 degree, Whitworth, ISO buttress and other thread forms. Drake’s PartSmart menu-driven software comes with customer parts pre-programmed into its system. No programming knowledge is needed, and the operator simply follows the screen prompts and enters values.
The system converts vertical movement to orbital movement and forms the whole depth of a thread in one orbital cycle. Controlled via a machine’s control panel, the EDtapper eliminates the need for interfering with machine circuits.
LOC 650s, available in 2-axis and 4-axis configurations, perform tight threading and turning on large pipes. Machine spindle bores measure 7.87 in. (standard), and extra-large ones run 14.75 in. and 22.05 in. Also, Okuma’s Oil Field Threading Suite, which combines variable-speed threading and harmonic spindle control, delivers an exact match between infeed patterns and cutting increments.