Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Easybend Pipe Bender eliminates variable refrigerant flow.
Press Release Summary:
March 11, 2017 -
Available in four color-coded, solid polyethylene mandrel diameters, Easybend Pipe Bender comes in 4-m length which closely fits with copper lineset tubing sizes of 4 mm, 6mm, 9 mm and 12 mm OD. Preventing collapsing and kinking by making up to 180° bends, unit allows for tight radiuses simultaneously bending both lines without kinking. Used in 14°F to 113°F temperature range, product is packed in 18 sq-in. reusable carrying bag.
Original Press Release
Marketair's Easybend Pipe Bender Eliminates Costly Lineset Kinks in Minisplit/VRF Installations
Press release date: January 30, 2017
Easybend is the quickest, easiest and safest soft copper pipe bender in HVAC.
Marketair Inc., an Edison, N.J.-based supplier of specialized HVAC/R components and accessories, introduces easybend by Castel Engineering, the industry's quickest, easiest and most reliable soft copper pipe bender that eliminates variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and minisplit lineset installation kinks. Marketair specializes in ductless air conditioning tools/accessories and is the exclusive easybend importer/distributor for the North American markets.
The easybend kit consists of four color-coded, industrial-grade, solid polyethylene mandrel diameters. It is 13-foot-long (4-m) and fits quickly, but snugly into soft copper lineset tubing sizes of 1/4-inch (4-mm), 3/8-inch (6-mm), 1/2-inch (9-mm) and 5/8-inch (12-mm) (O.D.). The easybend prevents collapsing and kinking while making bends of up to 180-degrees (dependent upon individual lineset manufacturer tolerances).
Because it supports the tube internally, easybend is capable of unprecedented flexibility in bending linesets, allowing for the industry's tightest radiuses while simultaneously bending both lines without kinking.
Post installation, easybend is easily extracted, wiped clean with a cloth and perpetually reusable for future projects.
Conventional pipe benders need pre-installation bending calculations, are labor-intensive, limited in radius capabilities, can handle only one line at a time, and require pipe insulation removal. Instead, linesets in which easybend is inserted can be precisely bent manually while passing through walls and around obstacles during installation. The easybend is 11 feet longer than bending springs and is easily extracted after use.
Available at most HVAC/R wholesale distributors, the easybend kit is packaged in a transparent, sturdy plastic, 18-inch-square reusable carrying bag with a cardboard hang-tag for J-hook merchandising or hanging on service truck shelving.
Other easybend features include:
- One-year warranty;
- Immediate payback when considering materials and labor required to repair a kink;
- Suitable for use between 14°F and 113°F;
- 13-foot-length allows compound bends of both tubes simultaneously in several different planes while preventing kinking;
- And eliminates kinks, which are concealed in walls or hidden under insulation and can subsequently develop leaks and/or restrict refrigerant flow, resulting in refrigerant loss and reduced cooling capacity.
This is the first introduction of Belgium-based Castel Engineering's easybend in North America after a successful debut in Europe last year. For more information on the easybend or other innovative Marketair products, please visit www.marketair.com, call (732) 985-8226 or email email@example.com.
About Marketair: Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as a manufacturer's representative company in 1986, Marketair has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter, manufacturer and distributor specializing in components and accessories for the HVAC industry. Headquartered in Edison, N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products for commercial and residential HVAC applications, covering both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors. Marketair also operates as a national distributor for smaller independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has established a national network of manufacturer's representatives through which these products are sold in the HVAC/R industry's wholesale distributors. It has also established a centrally-located warehouse for shipping products throughout the U.S.