Workstation produces leak-free flares and flanges.

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Featuring automatic cycle start triggered by tube insertion, Parflange 1050 produces 37° flares or flat-face flanges for tube assemblies. Depending on tube material and wall thickness, unit can accommodate max tube capacity of 1½ in. OD. Workstation includes automatic tool lubricator and automatic die clamping mechanism with operator safety shield. Able to hold up to 10 pin and die sets, machine is designed for mobility by wheels, forklift, or crane.



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Parker's New Parflange 1050 Produces Both Flares and Flanges



HOUSTON, APRIL 30, 2007- Parker Hannifin's Tube Fittings Division has introduced the Parflange 1050 high-production workstation capable of producing both 37 flares and flat-face flanges for tube assemblies.

Featuring an automatic cycle start triggered by tube insertion, automatic drive and short cycle times, the 1050 fabricates a fully functioning flare or flange in less than 20 seconds, with little or no setup time.

Parker's patented Parflange technology provides a reliable and leak-free flare or flange tube connection, and eliminates the need for braze or weld joints, where a potential leak could occur. Depending on tube material and wall thickness, the 1050 can accommodate a maximum tube capacity up to 1-1/2 inch OD (38 mm), which covers the majority of tube flaring and flanging applications.

When flanging, a patented orbital cold forming process mechanically attaches the tube to the sleeve. The 1050 progressively flares then flanges the tube end, reducing the possibility of damaging or cracking the tube end when creating a flange. The finished flange is strengthened by the support of the sleeve, and has a smooth, clean surface for sealing purposes. When flaring, the tube flare is also created using an orbital forming process, resulting in a smooth, clean 37 degree flare.

Parflange 1050 Features:
o Flares and flanges tube sizes -4 through -24 (1/4 to 1-1/2 inch), or 6 mm through 38 mm metric tubing, depending on tube material and wall thickness.
o Workstation holds up to 10 pin and die sets.
o Flaring and flanging pin and die sets can be quickly changed with minimal manual adjustments.
o Flat top surface conveniently holds nuts and sleeves used during flaring and flanging.
o Automatic tool lubricator.
o Automatic die clamping mechanism with operator safety shield.
o Designed for easy mobility by wheels, forklift or crane.
o A sleeve loader Parflange unit also is available for continuous production of flared/flanged tube ends.

For additional information about the Parflange 1050 workstation, contact your Parker Sales Representative or call 1-800-272-7537.

The Tube Fittings Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.

With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 51 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

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