FAQs About the World’s Only Automatic PTFE Wrapping Machine
What types of fittings does the Thred Taper M7000 and 8300 Automatic PTFE Taping Machine wrap?
Thred Taper M7000 can automatically wrap virtually any threaded male connection (metal or plastic) from 1/8″ – 3/4″ NPT with a perfect wrap of PTFE tape. Thred Taper 8300 can wrap fittings 3/4″ to 2″ NPT with PTFE tape. Both models of Thred Taper can wrap American Tapered, British Straight and Metric threads.
We use conventional PTFE tape for thread sealing. Why is Thred Tape better than standard pipe tape or plumbing tape?
Standard PTFE tape is only 2 mil thick, and can often require you to use much more tape than you actually need to create a positive seal. Thred Tape, on the other hand, comes standard with a 3.5 mil thickness, which means you use less PTFE tape when wrapping valves, pipes, gauges, fittings and other threaded parts.
What widths of Thred Tape PTFE tape are available?
Thred Tape cartridges come in a variety of sizes for almost any PTFE tape application, including 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″.
How does Thred Taper's automatic PTFE tape dispenser prevent tape contamination into critical systems?
By maintaining a consistent “set back” from the fitting end, Thred Taper prevents the shredding of PTFE tape for thread sealing into critical gas or chemical systems. Automatic PTFE tape application also ensures a higher quality wrap by running the tape deep into the thread root for proper sealing. This superior bond ensures that the PTFE tape will not unwrap during storage or shipping.
What types of companies can benefit from using an automatic PTFE tape applicator?
The number of companies discovering the benefits of automatic PTFE tape application is growing every day. You’ll find the Thred Taper automatic PTFE tape dispenser at work in a variety of industries, including medical, agricultural, oxygen systems, fire protection and potable water systems. OEMs everywhere can rely on the Thred Taper automatic tape applicator to virtually eliminate product failure due to leaks. And suppliers can use Thred Taper to offer the value-added feature of fittings pre-wrapped with PTFE tape for hassle-free assembly. Either way, Thred Taper can give your company a competitive edge.
How does Thred Taper Automatic Tape Dispenser control PTFE tape application?
Automated machine tape application ensures that the same amount of PTFE tape is applied to the same place every time so you never use more PTFE tape than you need.
How much time and money can I really save by switching to an automatic tape applicator?
One of our customers tells us that they wrap about 30,000 parts per week, which is a whopping 1.5 million parts per year. It would take 10 full time assemblers to do the same job because you just can’t achieve the level of speed and consistency manually.
Another Thred Taper customer tells us that they have saved about $40,000 annually since switching to the Thred Taper automatic tape applicator.
*Read more about the cost-saving benefits of Thred Taper on our Testimonials page.*
Do I have to use Thred Tape PTFE tape cartridges in the Thred Taper tape applicator?
Yes. Thred Tape PTFE tape comes packaged in a cartridge specially designed to work efficiently with the Thred Taper taping machine. These cartridges, which are filled with PTFE tape, are easy to load and unload and keep tape free of dust, moisture and contamination, which means better quality wraps and no costly tape spoilage.
What's the payback period after my company starts using the Thred Taper automatic PTFE tape applicator?
If your company wraps 20,000 or more parts a year with PTFE tape, the payback period is less than 2 years.
How many wraps of PTFE tape is the Thred Taper capable of achieving?
A special control on the front of the Thred Taper PTFE tape dispenser allows you to switch easily between 1 – 4 wraps, depending on your needs.
How fast is the Thred Taper's automatic taping function...really?
Thred Taper can automatically wrap any threaded part in about 2 seconds with PTFE tape. Another Thred Taper customer reports that the Thred Taper is able to finish the job in 75% or less time than it took to complete the same job by hand.
Is it a long process to change out from one size threaded fitting to another?
Absolutely not. Wrapping pipe threads or fitting threads of multiple sizes is easy with the Thred Taper automatic PTFE tape machine. To wrap a part of a different diameter, thread length and/or threads per inch, all you need to do is make a few small adjustments and you’ll be on your way in just minutes.
Can we send in sample fittings for wrapping?
Absolutely. We invite you to see the differance between hand-wrapping and automatic tape application. Get the most out of PTFE tape with Thred Taper! Just call 1-800-846-7325 in the US or Canada or 216-464-6440 outside the US to speak to a Thred Taper representative who can help.
Can I order Thred Tape PTFE Tape Refills?
No problem. Just call 1-800-846-7325 in the US or Canada or 216-464-6440 outside the US or click the link below for a convenient refill order request form.