November 25, 2013
Swagelok Co. has introduced the new Swagelok® high-volume swaging unit (HVSU), designed to streamline nut-ferrule installation in the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries.
The unit enables installers to preswage the manufacturer's nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel tubing. The pneumatically driven and electronically controlled semiautomatic unit uses sensors to start and stop the process for consistent preswaging results, the company reports.
Features include automatic start when tubing is inserted and properly bottomed, stroke-limiting tooling, and high cycle life and cycle counter to facilitate preventive maintenance.