Japanese company Yamawa presents at EMO in Hannover the new line of Z-PRO taps – the evolution of high performance tapping.

With the introduction of the VUSP and VUPO taps, Yamawa launches the new range of Z-PRO taps, which embeds the experience and threading expertise gained over the decades to provide the industry with a state-of-the-art product. VUSP (spiral fluted taps for blind holes) and VUPO (spiral pointed taps for through holes) are designed to deliver top performances both in mass production and small batches applications, without jeopardising performance, reliability and quality.

“In the current production scenario, flexibility is the key that helps our clients dealing with different requests quickly while ensuring the utmost quality – said Alessandro Sorgato, CEO of Yamawa Europeour new VUSP and VUPO taps of the Z-PRO range, designed to be used in modern multi-function machining centres, allow our clients to obtain the highest performance on different materials, such as steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel and aluminium.”

VUSP and VUPO taps are developed to obtain continuous and reliable tapping, as well as to extend significantly the tool life thanks to exceptional chip evacuation. The new taps feature an innovative flute design allowing optimal chip control and lower cutting forces resulting in excellent finishing quality of the internal threads.

The taps are made with premium quality powder high-speed steel, produced based on Yamawa’s specifications and feature a new special coating to maximise wear resistance.