Expanded Swagelok® Tool Line
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31400 Aurora Road
Solon, OH, 44139-3492
Press release date: July 6, 2011
SOLON, Ohio -Swagelok has added five new tools to the company's equipment product line to complement its orbital welding equipment and tubing offering. Designed for portability and ease of use, the expanded product selection includes four new tube facing tools and one cutting tool. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys.
Tube Facing Tools: The new tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube ends. Available in four different sizes, the tools feature high-performance, coated tool bits with two cutting edges, built-in electronic speed regulation, and a quick change collet system that requires no tools to change sizes. The new tools include:
o TF16 - For preparation of thin-walled tubing from 1/8 to 1 in. (3 to 25 mm) OD. The TF16 is available in both electric and cordless versions.
o TF24 - For preparation of thin-walled tubing from 1/8 to 1 1/2 in. (3 to 38 mm) OD. Available in both electric and cordless versions, including a 90 degree angle option.
o TF40 - For preparation of thin-walled tubing from 1/4 to 2 1/2 in. (6 to 63 mm) OD. Also available in both electric and cordless versions, including an angled version.
o TF72 - The largest size, the TF72 is for preparation of thin-walled tubing from 1/2 to 4 1/2 in. (12 to 114.3 mm) OD. Available in an electric version.
Tube Cutting Tool: Swagelok has also added a new cutting tool, the TC72, for cutting thin-walled tubing and elbows up to 4 1/2 in (114.3 mm). With an integrated laser pointer to determine the cutoff point and integrated clamping jaws constructed from hardened aluminum-cast, the TC72 is designed for easy tube preparation with square and burr-free ends.
More information, including catalogs (MS 02-426 [Facing Tools]; MS 02-427 [Cutting Tools]) and user's manuals can be found on the company's website, www.swagelok.com. The tube facing tools and cutting tool are available through authorized Swagelok sales and service centers. Customers can locate a sales and service center on the website. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 57 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company's Web site at www.swagelok.com.