When winter is here and the ground is frozen hard, the performance of your tap machine may be the last thing on your mind - until it stops working. Unfortunately, when these expensive machines break down, it can be hard to find the money in the budget for a replacement. When it's got your task list at a dead stop, did you know that you can repair a Reed tap machine or service a Muller tap machine? At Red Hed Manufacturing, we want to provide you with additional options that save your utility money and allow you to continue using equipment that can be difficult to repair otherwise, starting with your tap machine.
Though many of our customers are familiar with our many lead-free fittings, most of them are not aware of our other capabilities. We have a fully-functional machine shop available to improve or restore the functionality of many tap machines that are on the market. Whether it's simple maintenance that you don't currently have the capabilities for or a full rebuild of your tap machine, we've got you covered. In addition, our team is highly trained in precision machining and repair of these machines, ensuring you have the best technicians working on your tapping equipment. But exactly what kind of capabilities are we talking about? We're glad you asked:
We have CNC turning centers with an accuracy of .0001 and turret lathes for turning, threading and boring for up to a 20" interior diameter capabilities. We also have a wide range of milling machines, radial drilling, pipe lathes, band saws, certified brazing, soldering and MIG welding, cut-off saws, precision surface grinding, capabilities for broaching, punching and gang drilling, hydraulic pressure testing and much more.
If you need help with maintaining your drill bits and tap-drill bits, we have the capability to sharpen them for you - allowing you to get more use and more effective cutting out of each bit. We can meet your needs locally at our shop or nationally, meeting standards across the country. Our products are designed to meet UL and FM certifications, AWWA specifications and our waterworks brass falls within the NSF-60 and NSF-61 lead-free standards.
With these capabilities and experience, we can recondition your drilling and tapping machines to their original machine specifications. This gives you the assurance that your machine will perform as well as it was when it was new and continue delivering that level of performance for just as long a period of time. We can provide these services with a fast turnaround time, minimizing your utility's effective down time.
By keeping these services in mind when you're dealing with issues with your tap machine, you can ensure that you'll get like-new performance without the new-machine price. At Red Hed Manufacturing, we know that keeping your utility's water supply moving can be a costly proposition, so our goal is to provide you with the best possible money- and time-conserving options available. Please feel free to contact us today for more information about our services or with any questions.