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In this section we inform you about new developments, exhibition and more.

Europe’s largest international conference on tribology and lubrication. The microtap GmbH will participate in this conference with a lecture. More information

EMO 2017

24. April 2017

We will exhibit the TTT Tapping-Torque-Testsystem at EMO 2017 in Hanover Germany. The EMO takes place from September 18th until 23rd, 2017.

microtap: Hall 26 Booth E54

Microtap is presenting the TTT-System at the OliDoc (Booth No. 9, see map below). Our CEO Klaus-Maximilian Müller will give a presentation at 25th January 2017 10:30 am. We look forward to your visit. More on OliDoc.


Presentation Abstract 

TTT Tapping-Torque-Testsystem – a Window into Tribology


With a torque- and process-controlled thread-tapping machine (cutting and forming) in completion with its integrated analysis software the TTT System tests efficiently the capability and the performance of 
MWF-metal working fluids (and metal working tools). 
In search of the smallest possible friction coefficient the TTT System provides and records the values related to five torque measurements: max. torque, 
torque mean value, standard deviation, Gaussian curvature (distribution of torques), integral (tool wear) – and in additiontemperature Delta T – and depicts the full details on a connected computer screen. 
Especially for national and international cross-border laboratories, the TTT System offers ideal possibilities for standardized and competitive comparison and evaluation of neat oils, emulsions and “polymer lubricants”. 
The TTT System is a multiple development and evaluation system, which provides 
insights in to the tribologic features of lubricants and lubricant formulation techniques (e.g. additive families and proportion of ingredients) during practical machining and delivers reliable and reproducible results in regard to performance capability of metal working fluids.


The microtap founder Klaus Maximilian Müller will give a speech at the 2015 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference, October 25-27, 2015 in Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, Colorado.


Tapping Torque Technology System: Visualize the Effectiveness and Lubricity of Lubricant Formulations


Lubricant Efficiency
Based on a torque-controlled and process secured thread tapping machine (process security avoids tool breakage and pressure differences in the ground hole), complemented with a specialized evaluation and analysis software, the Tapping Torque Technology visualizes the effectiveness of lubricating media. The system depicts decisive process-parameters (*) during forming and machining and allows for a reliable prediction about the performance capability of metal working fluids (coolants) and optimized tool geometries and tool coatings.

(*) Torque as a coefficient for the factually generated work performance (Torque Mz Ncm), 
Mean Value as a coefficient for the generated work performance in average (arithmetic mean).
Standard Deviation as a coefficient for the mean deviation of torque around the Mean Value.
Gaussian Curvature shows the frequency distribution of the number of the various torques during process
Integral as a coefficient for the total stress (wear) on the measurement tool 
Temperature ∆T as an indicator for the tribological mechanisms of action.