Softsynchro Technology from EMUGE Expands Line of High Performance Tap Holders

Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of taps, thread mills, toolholders, clamping devices and other rotary cutting tools, announced it has expanded its patented Softsynchro® tap holder line, adding two new holder series. Constructed from two separate, precision-ground sections, the body and shank, Softsynchro’s patented design significantly increases tool life and performance. This proprietary design reduces axial force to just a fraction of the force typical in tapping applications, substantially extends tool life by up to 300% and improves thread quality.

Softsynchro_webSoftsynchro’s technology features patented elastomer springs that separate the spindle from the tap, absorbing excessive axial forces and compensating for small errors in the machining process. Torque from the spindle is transferred seamlessly to the tap via ball bearings riding in precision ground grooves. These ball grooves minimize rolling friction on the torque transmission balls to guarantee precision micro-correction of lead errors in a rigid tapping cycle, even under the most demanding machining conditions.

In addition, the Softsynchro modular system eliminates the need to purchase different holders for each application. Instead, less-costly adapters can be purchased when applications change, which saves money while still delivering the exceptional performance and coolant-through capability of the tap holder.Softsynchro tap holders are designed for a wide range of applications, come standard with coolant-through capability and now with news sizes can handle tap ranges from #0 – 1” and M2 – M30. New sizes include Softsynchro 0 for tap ranges #2-10 and M2-M8, and the Softsynchro 4 for tap ranges 7/6”-1” and M12-M30.

Emuge Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the 1,500+ employee German company EMUGE-Werk Richard Glimpel GmbH & Co. KG (Lauf, Germany) that has been the product technology and performance leader in their field for over 90 years. The company manufactures an extensive line of taps, thread mills, drills, end mills, toolholders, clamping devices and other rotary cutting tools, over 100,000 items sold through distributors worldwide. Emuge also offers end-user technical support through a network of in-the-field engineers and in-house product specialists, all with extensive tooling and application experience.

Over 10,000 types of cutting tools and accessories are stocked in the company’s U.S. and Canadian Headquarters located in West Boylston, MA, U.S.A. The 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility also serves as a technology center with a machining and tooling demonstration showroom and classroom. Emuge has also recently expanded their West Boylston operation to include tool reconditioning manufacturing services. For more information on Emuge products, contact Emuge at 1800 Century Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583-2121, Tel. 800-323-3013, internet: