Large Diameter Taps suit wind energy applications.

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Available in sizes from M24-M42, HSS-E-PM Beyond(TM) taps feature wear-resistant powder metal substrate and proprietary top layers and coatings. Beyond(TM) HSS-E taps deliver optimal performance in tapping steel components - gear rings and mainshafts - or cast-iron components: hubs, housing, and gear boxes. Designed for conventional non-rigid and CNC-synchronous tapping machines, precision h6 shanks enable use in conventional tap holders with square drive or in precision round toolholders.



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Wind Energy Applications Target of New Beyond(TM) HSS-E Taps from Kennametal



(LATROBE, PA) - Kennametal is introducing new high-performance HSS-E-PM (powder metal) Beyond(TM) taps for large-diameter tapping. Target applications for the new tools include some of the most essential wind turbine components such as hubs, rings, and gearbox housings.

With a highly wear-resistant powder metal substrate and proprietary top layers and coatings, the new Beyond(TM) HSS-E taps provide superior performance in tapping steel components such as gear rings and mainshafts; or for tapping cast-iron components such as hubs, housing, and gear boxes. The taps are available in sizes from M24 to M42.

Designed for both conventional non-rigid and CNC-synchronous tapping machines, precision h6 shanks enable use in either conventional tap holders with square drive or in precision round toolholders. Wind energy component suppliers will want to note an extra-long version is available to reach the longer overhangs common on these large components.

"Unlike other choices on the market, the addition of these large size taps with our KSEM Plus modular drilling program provide a complete solution to drill and finish the hole," says Marcelo Campos, Senior Global Product Manager, Tapping at Kennametal. "Where most other large-size taps are specials, we're providing a broad standard range of differentiated designs and coatings for increased speeds and better tool life across a wide spectrum of applications."

For a full range of available sizes and application information, visit www.kennametal.com and download the new "Innovations 2012" catalog.

Kennametal Inc.
Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2011, customers bought approximately $2.4 billion of Kennametal products and services - delivered by approximately 11,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries - with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com.

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