Thred Taper Customer:
Arthur Fluid Controls
Rob Kernan, Custom Solutions Manager
When Arthur Fluid Controls’ Rob Kernan was faced with an immediate deadline to wrap 1,300 parts needed for the Gulf oil cleanup, he knew the Thred Taper™ machine could help him get the job done.
“We wrapped 1,300 parts in four hours, a feat that couldn’t have been accomplished without the Thred Taper machine,” said Kernan, the company’s custom solutions manager. The Thred Taper machine is the world’s only automatic PTFE tape wrapping solution that speeds production, cuts costs and eliminates product failure due to inconsistent hand wrapping. Applying PTFE tape to most fittings in seconds, the machine helps increase productivity and component reliability while saving as much as 500 percent on tape consumption.
“We wrapped 1,300 parts in 4 hours, a feat that couldn’t have been accomplished without the Thred Taper machine.”
Custom Solutions Manager
Components wrapped by the Thred Taper machine provide a consistent seal that can be immediately pressure-tested. Using a thicker PTFE tape, the machine requires far less material than standard tape-wrapping processes. It also provides deeper application of tape into the thread roots, resulting in a higher-quality seal. The machine uses a carefully calibrated PTFE tape dispenser that reduces material usage and waste by precisely controlling the number of wraps per fitting. The dispenser applies 3/16-in., ¼-in., 3/8-in. or ½-in. PTFE tape to American Tapered, British Straight and Metric threads ranging from 1/8-in. to 2-in. NPT.
The Thred Taper machine quickly applies a leak-proof seal to virtually any fitting. Just ask Kernan, who was able to meet his deadline thanks only to Thred Taper.