Floyd Automatic Tooling
is now the official UK and Ireland distribution partner for German cutting tool brand JBO. Recognised as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision tools for manufacturing and checking threads, the JBO range will boost the threading portfolio available from the Baldock-based cutting tools supplier.
Established in 1849, JBO encompasses thread milling cutters, shell type thread milling tools and combination tools, PCD, CVD and CBN tools, high-performance thread cutting dies and rolling dies and precision thread gauges.
The company manufactures thread mills for all metric, metric fine, Whitworth, UNC, UNF, UN, UNJF and NPT plus a host of other thread form designations. Within the thread geometries, Floyd can offer everything from standard solid carbide threadmills to tools with chamfers, special tools, coated tools for challenging materials and combination tools from M1 upwards.
In addition there are optional threadmill geometries and designs available as well as special tool requests. With such a wealth of options, JBO has also developed JBOtronic – its programming software that enables customers to easily programme threading cycles.
The company’s comprehensive range of threading dies are all recognised thread designations and pitches available with solid carbide, coated, high-precision solutions and thread rolling options.
The portfolio has been expanded to meet the needs of the individual user with special options available that include special dies with projected noses for confined spaces, re-cutting dies, split dies, special dies for external threads inside bores, bell form dies for cutting two dies simultaneously, deburring tools for cross-drilled holes, coated or uncoated elastic thread cutting dies and more. JBO retains stock of over 13,000 die sizes and types for threading from 1 to 250mm, so whatever the requirement, Floyd Automatic is now in a position to help solve any threading issues.
JBO also has more than 10,000 different thread dimensions and tolerance bands from 0.5 to 300mm available for quick delivery to UK manufacturers via Floyd Automatic. The thread gauges include go and no-go gauges, box sets of plug and ring gauges, extended thread length gauges and also the Multicheck range of digital gauges.