Productivity News

Volume  20  No.  29
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FlexArm Hydraulic & Pneumatic Tapping Units

Hydraulic Tapping Arms
  • With up to 2" diameter tap capacity
  • Reach up to 76"
  • Quickly change Tool Holders
  • With full 360 degree movement
  • Operate on 220 or 480 volt, 3-phase electric power
  • Independent Speed Control (Forward & Reverse)
  • Include 5 FREE tap holders (up to 7/8") and
  • GREEN Power
          FlexArm has introduced a new GH-18-1 with a tap capacity up to 5/8" and a 17" to 72" working range.  As with other models, the GH-18 features;
  • A four-bar linkage articulated arm that allows the machine to maintain perpendicularity to the workbench.  
  • A multi-position head is available for vertical and horizontal tapping.
  • All units have a power supply that can be connected to 220 volt, 3 phase or 480 volt, 3 phase power
  • Full 360 degree Movement
  • Speed Control Inverter

To appreciate the capability of GH-18 and other FlexArm hydraulic tapping machines, check-out the latest video

FlexArm Hydraulic Tapping Video
FlexArm Hydraulic Tapping Video


         FlexArm has been manufacturing and selling FlexArm Tapping Machines and Assembly Arms since 1984 and are recognized experts in tapping and assembly applications. Call Industry Depot today about your application - let us help you find the perfect arm to meet your ergonomic needs! 

          These ready to mount tapping units will boost shop output and slash tapping costs.  When used in conjunction with a CNC machining center, profits are increased through more hourly production.
         A FlexArmTapping Machine will take care of prep work such as reaming, chamfering, and deburring.  They allow you to tap up to 2" offline with a hydraulic system.  You will be able to eliminate a milling machine setup and reduce material handling. And, you save time and money by easily articulating a FlexArm tapping arm directly over the work piece.

Pneumatic Tapping Arms

FlexArm FS36 Pneumatic Tapping Machine
FS36 Pneumatic Tapping Arm.
Horizontal Tapping Motor for FlexArm Pneumatic Tapping Machines
Horizontal Tapping Adapter

         FlexArm Pneumatic Tapping Machines come complete & ready to run with ...
  • Air pre system
  • Forward & reverse air motor and
  • Quick change chuck
          Larger and smaller tap capacities and motor speeds are available including...

         The A-32 Model with 0-80 to 9/16" tap capacity, 11" to 34" working range, 6 motor options and a Size 1 Quick Change Chuck.  The S-36 Model with 0-80 to 3/4" tap capacity, 14" to 51" working range, 7 motor options and a Size 1 Quick Change Chuck.  Or the M-60 Model with 0-80 to 3/4" tap capacity, 22" to 76" working range, 7 motor options and a Size 1 Quick Change Chuck.


Nut Runner w/Torque Control
Burnishing & Sizing
Drilling soft materials 
Inserting Helicoils
Retapping warped heat-treated holes
Screw Driving
Die Grinding and
Stud Welding

FlexArm Accessories

FlexArm tapping units are available with a selection of accessories that make tapping both easy and versatile including;
  • Ground steel top tables
  • Automatic tap lubrication systems
  • Automatic depth stops
  • Pedestal mounts
  • Horzontal tapping adapters
  • Magnetic base mounts
  • Dead handles
  • Stands for tap holders
  • C-Clamp mounts and more
         We hope you found this informative and a useful productivity enhancing communication and as always we appreciate your comments.


Frederick J. Oille, P.Eng.
Industry Depot