RIDGID® Introduces New Hand Tools to Product Line-Up
400 Clark St.
Elyria, OH, 44035
Press release date: July 31, 2012
- 600 Series Instrument Tubing Bender and PTEC 3000 Tailpiece Extension Cutter designed for ease of use -
ELYRIA, OHIO - RIDGID® introduces two easy-to-use hand tools to its product line-up: the 600 Series Instrument Tubing Bender and the PTEC 3000 Tailpiece Extension Cutter.
RIDGID designed the new tools to make work simpler and faster to accomplish, offering professionals and other tradesmen convenient solutions while on the job.
"Both tools adhere to our company's promise to produce quality products that fit the needs of our faithful end users," said Gina Luzius, Product Manager for RIDGID. "The 600 Series Benders are designed to make bends easier without sacrificing accuracy. It is an excellent option for contractors and facility managers who need a quick and easy solution for bending hard tubing such as stainless steel and titanium. The PTEC 3000 is simple to use and saves time by making clean cuts, which eliminates the need to deburr tubes after cuts. It's great for contractors and trade professionals alike."
600 Series Instrument Tubing Bender
The latest member of the RIDGID stainless steel product family, the 600 Series Benders are capable of bending tubes 3/16" to 1/2" in diameter with bend radiuses ranging from 5/8" to 38 mm. It offers a two-stage handle system to allow bends from 90-180 degrees without ever crossing handles, keeping bends in-plane and accurate.
Product features include clearly visible gain marks to ensure properly aligned bending angles, extra-long handles for increased leverage, a vise clamp block that provides extra stability, cushioned handle grips for improved bending ease and roll dies in the product's heavy-duty bending carriage to reduce tube flattening (ovality) - combined features that provide for ease of operation, as well as up to a 60 percent force savings compared to traditional benders.
The 600 Series Benders are ideal for the chemical/petrochemical, oil and gas, food/beverage processing, power, process instrumentation, pulp and paper, semiconductor, shipbuilding and aircraft industries.
The RIDGID PTEC 3000 Tailpiece Extension Cutter is unique to the marketplace, providing the ability to cut, deburr and bevel thin-walled plastic tubing in one step without causing any change to the shape of the tube. Now, there's no need to clean the cut surface prior to joining tubes.
In six rotations or less, the PTEC 3000 cuts single and double flanged 1-½" and single flanged 1-¼" thin-walled polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and PVC disposer kits, tailpieces and wall tubes. Additionally, a built-in viewing window ensures a cut on the mark to help increase accuracy.
RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the professional trades, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company's broad offering of more than 300 types of tools, including RIDGIDConnect(TM), an online business tool, serves the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry's best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK®, PROTEAM® and WEATHER GUARD®.
About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
For additional information about the RIDGID 600 Series Instrument Tubing Bender and/or PTEC 3000 Tailpiece Extension Cutter, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.
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