Nut splitter cuts through hardest nuts.
October 18, 2002 - FASTORQ AUTO-SPLITTER AS608 hydraulic nut splitter splits nuts from 5¾ to 6½ in., bringing 500,000 lb of force to chisel point powered by 250 ton hydraulic cylinder. Chisels are calibrated to cut only the nut, protecting the stud threads. It cuts smoothly with no flying fragments and can cut through nuts rated ASTM A 194/2h (Brinell hardness 248-352).
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Fastorq Bolting Systems, Inc.
15700 Export Plaza Dr. Ste. D
Houston, TX, 77205 0869
Fastorq(R) Announces Industry's Largest, Most Versatile Nut Splitter
Fastorq Auto-Splitter(TM) Removes Up to 6-1/2 Inch Nuts
HOUSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastorq Bolting Systems, the leading provider of precision bolt loading and removal solutions, today announced the availability of the FASTORQ AUTO-SPLITTER Model AS608 hydraulic nut splitter, the world's most advanced nut removal technology available. Fastorq continues to set the standard in bolt removal technology with the capability of splitting up to a 6-1/2" nut.
The key features of the FASTORQ AUTO-SPLITTER AS608 are:
FAST - Splits the largest nuts in just minutes, versus hours with conventional methods.
SAFE - Cuts smoothly with no flying fragments. Hands off during cutting procedure. No risk to volatile environments, no hot permits required and no hammers or impact device necessary.
PRECISE - Chisels calibrated to cut only the nut, protecting the stud threads.
TOUGH - Cuts through even the hardest nuts, including ASTM A 194/2h (Brinell hardness 248-352).
VERSATILE - Splits nuts from 5-3/4" to 6-1/2" (or metric equivalent).
QUIET - Greatly reduces noise pollution normally associated with other removal methods.
COST EFFECTIVE - Nut removal takes less time and reduces downtime. No costly damage to bolts and surrounding equipment.
Recently, FASTORQ was called by a major petrochemical plant in Baytown, Texas to split 6-1/8" hardened steel round nuts on a vital compressor that had failed, threatening a substantial cost to the refinery. Other methods had been tried, including water-jet cutting and arc gouging, which proved to be slow and expensive. "Helping the crew remove the frozen nuts quickly and safely was essential to save downtime," said George Sturdevant, president of Fastorq Bolting Systems. "Averaging less than five minutes per nut, the AUTO- SPLITTER AS608 exceeded expectations and removed the round nuts, enabling a swift repair of the compressor."
The FASTORQ AUTO-SPLITTER AS608 is the latest model in the company's line of nut splitters. This model has the largest capacity of any nut splitter on the market, bringing 500,000 pounds of force to bear on its chisel point powered by a 250 ton hydraulic cylinder. No other manufacturer in the world makes a nut splitter as large, fast and versatile as the AUTO-SPLITTER AS608, which can be purchased directly from Fastorq Bolting Systems for $18,500 or rented at $925 per day.
Fastorq Bolting Systems offers the largest line of nut splitters on the market: 10 straight, 7 angle-head and 5 double-cutting models. The cutting capabilities of these models range from 1/2" to 6-1/2" across flat and 6-1/8" diameter on round nuts, and prices start at $745. The FASTORQ AUTO-SPLITTER family of products outperforms the competition as they cut virtually any shape nut including hex, square, 12-point and even round.
About Fastorq Bolting Systems
Fastorq Bolting Systems, located in Houston, Texas, is the preferred global provider of precision bolt loading and removal solutions. A pioneer in hydraulic tools, Fastorq has been designing and manufacturing precision tools for over 20 years. FASTORQ also specializes in custom services and solutions, as well as offering a line of specialty lubricants. For additional information about Fastorq's bolting solutions call 1-800-231-1075, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fastorq.com
Ph: 281-449-6466 (x-18)