PIONEER Coolant Cap System is available for ER, TG & SX Collet Chuck Systems
What is required:
It is possible to seal taps for high pressure coolant thru operations. The success or failure is dependent on the tap length and flute lengths ground into the tap.
The Coolant Cap will seal the Cutting Tool Shank if there is at least 1/4" (6mm) to provide a surface to seal against.
This position allows the o-ring of the cap to seal against the shank.
From our research tap manufacturer's are anything but consistent. There are hundreds of shank and square combinations, relief grind lengths very inconsistent batch to batch this makes sealing taps more difficult than it needs to be.
Long tap shanks is the best condition for using coolant caps and sealing for high pressure coolant up to 750psi.
Both taps below are standard 1/2 hand taps. If you look at the flute on the top picture it extends into the collet. The picture on the bottom the flute stops just before the front of the collet. This leaves no surface for the seal to engage.
These tap flute designs effect both Coolant Caps and some Sealed Tap Collets.