November 7, 2006
Esco Tool's HOG-TIE™ weld alignment clamp provides 15,000 lbs, of force for positioning two pipes, boiler tubes, flanges, or plates.
It comprises two clamping jaws and a steel strap that inserts between the two sections being aligned. The unit engages the two clamping jaws, positioned on either side, and pulls them together using a wrench.
Machined from heat-treated steel, the clamp sets up and releases quickly and allows users to set the weld gap in the same function. Applications including boiler tube water wall panels and pendant tubes, 2-in. and larger pipe, steel plate, panel sections for erecting tanks, and flange alignment for valve replacement.