Flange Spreader creates 3 in. gap in single pass.

Press Release Summary:

AUTO-SPREADER(TM) flange spreader fits all sizes and classes of flanges and is available in both hydraulic and manual versions. Parallel serrated jaw design eliminates drift and slippage without use of wedges. Integral jaws open simultaneously allowing easy flange gasket replacement. Applications include turning blinds, impeller removal, bearing removal, opening vessels, gasket maintenance, and lowering, lifting, leveling, and aligning.

Original Press Release:

Fastorq Announces Industry First Wide Gap Flange Spreader

FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER Services Flanges of All Sizes

HOUSTON, TX, July 12, 2002 - Fastorq Bolting Systems, Inc., the leading provider of precision bolt loading and removal solutions, today announced the availability of the patented FASTORQ® AUTO-SPREADER(TM) flange spreader. The key features of the FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER are:
- One size fits all sizes and classes of flanges.
- Creates and maintains up to a 3 inch gap in a single pass.
- Available in both hydraulic and manual versions.

The FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER greatly increases safety for maintenance personnel because of its parallel serrated jaw design that eliminates drift and slippage on all sizes and classes of flanges without the use of wedges. The FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER features integral jaws which open simultaneously allowing easy flange gasket replacement or turning blinds with a pair of FASTORQ AUTO SPREADERS.

"The FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER redefines flange spreaders," said George Sturdevant, President of FASTORQ. "We engineered this tool to meet the needs of our growing cross-industry customer base. From the oil patch to the construction site this tool provides the best solution available on the market and will improve safety and speed completion of a wide variety of tasks."

Applications for the tools include:
Gasket Maintenance
Impeller Removal
Turning Blinds
Separate Manways
Toe Jack
Bearing Removal
Opening Vessels
Lowering Lifting, Leveling, & Aligning

Pricing and Availability
FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER is available immediately for purchase at $2,390 per pair. The price of a single unit is $1,245. The FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER is shipped in a steel tool box. The FASTORQ AUTO-SPREADER is available directly for purchase or rental from Fastorq Bolting Systems by calling 1-800-231-1075.

About Fastorq Bolting Systems Inc.
Fastorq Bolting Systems, Inc., 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 Bolting Systems call 1-800-231-1075 or visit www.fastorq.com.

P.O. Box 60869 AMF; Houston, Texas 77205-0869
15700 Export Plaza Drive, Suite D; Houston, Texas 77032-2548
Phone (281) 449-6466; Fax (281) 590-7643; Toll Free (800) 231-1075

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