The Tappex range of installation tools includes: FlexiArm® (035 series) , Production drivers (029), Hand tools (030/031 series) and a 3rd generation heat installation machine to be introduced early September 2019. Our installation tools enable the installation of threaded inserts by either heat press-in or self-tapping (threading) methods. These tools will suit a wide range of engineering plastics, laminates, woods & light-metal alloys. The Tappex FlexiArm® is particularly suitable for batch / medium-volume production operations, offered with a wide range of standard & special production drivers, and available with 1-3 pneumatic, torque-settable screwdrivers mounted onto the pantograph support-arms. Tappex made manual / hand-installation tool range meets the needs of R & D, maintenance and customers with low-volume of installed insert requirements. These tools are all fully compatible with the Tappex range of self-threading inserts: Foamserts®, Triserts® & Trisert-3s® and, for insertion with Heat: Multiserts®, Microbarbs® & Dedserts®.

Tappex Flexiarm


The Tappex FlexiArm® installation equipment consist of 1-3 individual pantograph arm(s) with a Desoutter pneumatic screwdriver(s) attached to each. The screwdriver can be specified with either manual or automatic reverse torque-clutch control and normally operates @ either 510 rpm or 1,100rpm depending upon the thread insert's size and the material into which it is being installed.

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Hand Installation Tools

Tappex have responded to market demands and developed a new and improved range of 031 Hand Installation Tools for use with the Trisert and Trisert-3 inserts in thread sizes from M2 to M10, these come complete with an alignment bush.

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3rd generation heat installation machine

New product to be introduced early September 2019.

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