Press Release Summary:
Supporting nominal diameters of 3-6 in. and 3-8 in., respectively, Models PES6 and PES8 compress polyethylene plastic tube/pipe to stop flow of water or gas. When used properly, pipe will return to its original shape and normal flow rates. Manual version develops clamping force by operator physically turning handle on long screw, while hydraulic version uses pump and cylinder for clamping. Positive stops prevent damage to tube from over clamping.
Original Press Release:
PE Squeeze-Off Tools Feature Wide Variety of Stops
New PES6 (3" - 6" nom. diameter) and PES8 (3" - 8") PE Squeeze-Off Tools compress polyethylene (PE) plastic tube/pipe to stop the flow of water or gas. When used properly, the pipe will return to its original shape and normal flow rates. These tools reduce man hours spent looking for buried shut off valves, reduce waste of water or gas and enable crews to get service restored quicker. The "M" manual tools develop a clamping force by an operator physically turning a handle on a long screw. The "H" hydraulic tool uses a pump and cylinder for easier clamping and is the operator-preferred tool. These squeeze tools use positive stops to prevent damage to the tube from over clamping. Reed tools come with standard stops usable on several large and small pipe sizes. One of the great features of Reed's squeeze tools is the wide variety of stops (including metric pipe sizes) available to suit the needs of numerous utility companies. Visit www.reedmfgco.com to learn about the tools and stops.
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