Joint integrity specialist Hydratight has added the new Combination Flange Facer (CFF) to its range of on-site machining tools.
Commercial Leader of Hydratight in Australia, Mr Neil Ferguson explains that the CFF offers users the option of mounting the machine inside diameter or outside diameter (ID or OD), making it a versatile addition to any service fleet.
Using a unique open loop, self-generated hydraulic pump system for advancing the tool block, the combination flange facer ensures that it consistently delivers continuous even bit advancement during the rotational operation of the machine.
Additionally, the CFF’s ability to accept all standard Hydratight clamshell accessories makes it ideal for those who have these ubiquitous accessories as well as those looking to expand the capability of a flange facer to severing and bevelling applications. This versatility not only increases the effectiveness of the machine but also the potential rate of deployment. The range of accessories includes tool block slides, counter bores, swivel heads and facing arms.
Hydratight’s Global Machining Products Manager, Mr Mike Mroz adds that the CFF represents an exciting development in the company’s already impressive range of machining tools. He explains that the tool’s durability, portability and range of applications are exceptional.
Standard available tooling for severing applications includes 1/2" x 1" sever bits and 1" x 1" bevel or sever combination bits. For flange facing and counter boring, standard tooling is 1/2" x 1/2" in either tool steel or indexable versions.
Speciality bits, with any angle of bevel or counter bore can also be made to order in line with Hydratight’s commitment to providing customers with comprehensive client service.
Key features of Hydratight CFF combination flange facer:
- Remote radial/axial control of the tool block, providing market-leading performance and safety
- CFF facing arm designed to provide maximum rigidity and performance while still providing chip fall and excellent operator line of sight
- Facing arm can be radically adjusted to conform to specific machining applications
- Can be driven by pneumatic, hydraulic or electric drive