News | July 17, 2012

ESCO Welding End Prep Tool Performs Complex Preps On Large Pipe

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Holliston, MA--(Marketwire) - ESCO Tool is introducing a new I.D. clamping welding end prep tool for highly alloyed pipe up to 36" O.D. (914.4mm) that compensates for out of round conditions and can perform complex end preps.

The Terminator MILLHOG® Welding End Prep Tool is designed for use on pipe from 8-5/8" I.D. to 36" O.D. (219mm to 914.4mm), rigidly clamps to the I.D., and has a tracker to compensate for out of roundness. Capable of producing symmetrical end preps of any angle, including "j" preps, this large pipe end prep tool can bevel, face, and bore simultaneously on all types of hard alloys including SuperDuplex and pulls a thick chip without cutting fluids.

Available with a 5 HP pneumatic or hydraulic motor, the Terminator MILLHOG® Welding End Prep Tool has only 8 sets of clamps and 2 wedges for the entire tool range, is quick to set-up, and requires no special operator training. Providing torque-free operation, it uses TiN coated formed cutter blades with chip breakers that direct heat away from the pipe surface.

The Terminator MILLHOG® Welding End Prep Tool is priced from (US) $35,995.00 and is available for rent in the continental U.S.A.

About ESCO Tool
For over 50 years, ESCO Tool has worked closely with end-users on the toughest tube and pipe cutting and end prep applications in the power generation and metalworking industries. Their experience has allowed them to invent and manufacture high quality, torque-free end prep tools that work efficiently and require no special operator training.
The ESCO product line features their robust line of MILLHOG® welding end prep tools and Air-Powered Saws and specialty mount systems, High-Speed Hand-Held Bevelers, and accessories. Available for sale or rent, with 24 hour shipment or less usually available, these field-proven tools are built tough and precision machined from the finest materials to make sure that you get your job done properly, on time, and under budget.

SOURCE: ESCO Tool

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