The thread cutting machines „Gewindequick“ from the company dk, in Reutlingen Germany, were developed for torque monitored thread cutting. As the machines are „Made in Germany“, highest quality and precise machining are guaranteed. They are especially suitable for cutting small diameter threads, blind hole threads and cutting threads in materials that are difficult to cut cleanly.
The desired torque, thread depth and speed values can be individually regulated before each operation using the rapid-input screen. When the Gewindequick is started with the start button, that has automatic zero-point detection, the tap is drawn automatically into the workpiece giving an optimal cutting speed. Thanks to this automatic feed, the Gewindequick does not need a lead spindle or guide head to guide the tap. The tap draws itself in through the influence of the synchronous servomotor that also ensures uniform running at different rotation speeds. The collet chuck also helps the smooth running, especially by smaller taps as it holds the tap more precisely than the quick-release chucks that are used on other thread cutting machines.
The Gewindequick can be used for tapping holes, forming and recutting female and male threads and also for screwing in threaded bushes. The optimal cutting speed allows the tapping operation to be automatically stopped within milliseconds, avoiding tool breakages and significantly reducing tool losses.
This millimetre precise fabrication allows the Gewindequick to be used for a variety of manufacturing applications. Fine threads, UNC/UNF threads and even the smallest threads down to M0.5 can be cut using these thread cutting machines.
Simple operation over a control knob is part of the compact design of these machines. The Gewindequick is quickly set up and so is ideal for single item or series production runs.
The Gewindequick has other functions apart from the standard ones, such as a batch counter which makes life easier for the operator when machining larger quantities. The display can also be switched between millimetre and inch, which makes the machines attractive for countries that still use the imperial system. The Gewindequick is transportable and space-saving, it can be easily placed on a table, workbench or other raised surface.
The parameter settings can be saved so that the data can be called up again at a later date and do not have to be re-entered every time.