To accompany the installation of Tappex Brass or Steel threaded inserts, the company can also offer a range of installation tools to assist customers whether for R & D or series-production purposes. The tooling comprises of both hand tools, heat installation, semi-automated FlexiArm® with Pneumatic screwdrivers and Rivet-Nut guns.
035 series FlexiArm® - FAST & Accurate installation of Tappex Threaded inserts into Thermplastics, Woods & Light metal alloys. FlexiArm can be supplied with 1, 2 or 3 adjustable Pantograph arms, in turn, each supporting a pneumatically-powered screwdriver with full 'pre-adjustable' torque-setting & reverse capabilities. Tappex self-threading Brass or Steel(s) inserts (Triserts / Foamserts / Trisert-3's) can be installed , post moulding or fabrication quickly & accurately to ensure production efficiency through short cycle-times whilst maintaining good installed performance (pull-out & applications torque). Screwdrivers are supplied with Tappex-made chucks & adaptors that incorporate patented 'lost motion' function.
074 HIV series Heat Inserter tool for the installation, by a thermostatically controlled heat tip (probe), of Tappex Multiserts/Microbarbs & Sureserts (M2.5 – M8). Heat installation ensures, particularly in 'stress-prone' or 'notch sensitive' thermoplastics, the installation of a threaded insert without causing cracking or unnecessary deformation of the plastic moulding geometry or boss feature designed for the installation of thread inserts.
031 series hand tools are available to install Tappex Brass thread inserts including Triserts, Foamserts and Steel(s) Trisert-3 typically in sizes M2-M8 & Unified equivalents. Tappex manufacture, to rigorous standards in-house , their own design of hand-installation tools.