Multi-Purpose System for Threading PVC Fittings
Multi-Purpose System for Threading PVC Fittings

The Challenge

A plastic fitting manufacturer had a problem molding schedule 80 threaded fittings. In order to get the required tolerance, the molds needed to be clamped for an extended period of time resulting in slow production and tolerance issues.

The Solution

Creative Automation solved the problem by designing and fabricating a special system to tap sizes ranging from ¼" NPT to 1 ½" NPT. The system was designed using an indexing turret that enabled an operator to load fitting bodies a location away from the machining operations. The system was built with replaceable nests to handle a wide variety of fitting sizes as well as fitting configurations.