October 3, 2011
Scotchman® Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced pipe notchers by ALMI. Suitable for preparing double-corner joints for welding, the machines help ensure that the correct cope is made on gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes.
Three types of notchers are available: manual, electric, and abrasive notcher/grinder.
The wall-mountable manual machine allows the user to transfer considerable force with minimal effort. On the electric-drive notching machine, the motor forms one unit with the special eccentric shaft that drives the notching tool. The motor is fitted with an on/off switch with zero-voltage protection and a guard.
The abrasive pipe notcher/grinder, which features a clamp mounted on a compound carriage, grinds a diameter or any shape of pipe to the desired angle. The unit operates at high speed for machining of stainless steel sections without grinding burrs or heat discoloration. The grinding roller and belt can be changed without tools.