100 years of tapping at EMO

Japanese threading tool manufacturer Yamawa will not only be exhibiting a wide selection of its products at EMO; the company will also be celebrating 100 years since its foundation.

Founded in Tokyo in 1923 by Jokichi Watanabe, the company focuses exclusively on the design and manufacture of high-quality threading solutions.

Thanks to continuous investment in research and the application of strict production and control protocols, Yamawa has introduced numerous tapping innovations over the years that are renowned for their excellent performance and quality.

In 2016, the establishment of a subsidiary based in Venezia Mestre, Italy, consolidated the brand’s presence in Europe. Some of its most recent products, such as the high-performance VU-Z-PRO tap series, have quickly established themselves as a technological benchmark in many industrial fields, continuing to be very successful among customers.  

To address its production needs, Yamawa’s R&D department is always working to add new types to the initial range that broaden its offering, such as the VUSP CH with central coolant hole or the VUSP 1.5P type for blind holes, with short chamfer. A wide range of oversized tolerance ISO3X(6GX), 7GX, and ISO2X(6HX)+100 are also available in its catalogue.

The Yamawa MH series is popular in the automotive sector. These taps are available in blind and through-hole versions, also with short chamfer and with central coolant hole. They feature specific geometries, substrates, and coatings to offer optimum performance on alloy steels and medium-hard carbon steels.

Part of the MH series are MHSP taps for blind holes, MHSL taps for through holes, and the MHRZ roll taps. Completing the current range are the recently introduced MHSL Mini small taps specifically designed to address tool manufacturers’ needs.

Finally, the high-performance ‘red ring’ PM tap series can meet the operational needs of the mould industry for a wide range of ISO P materials, from high carbon steels to high tensile strength steels up to 45 HRC. Yamawa says the range represents the most efficient threading solution in the entire 25-45 HRC hardness range.

Alessandro Sorgato, CEO Yamawa Europe, says: “At EMO our team of highly qualified staff will be on hand to recommend the best solutions based on materials, cutting parameters and production needs. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors and customers to our stand at EMO Hannover.”

Hall 5, Stand C33



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