5 things that you didn't know about pressing units
1. PRESS JAWS
Use press jaws for metal pipe systems of diameter between 12 and 35 mm.
2. CHAINS AND ADAPTERS
To press metal pipe systems of diameters greater than 42 mm it is recommended to use adapter and chains.
Why chain and not jaw:
- better load distribution
- better resistance to pressure and torsion
- easier positioning of the chain around the fitting
- greater uniformity of the pressing geometry (reduced ovalization)
Chains, press jaws, adapters and equipment must be subjected to periodic maintenance by a specialized center as specified in the installation standards.
4. PRESSING UNITS PISTON FORCE
Medium power pressing units (32 kN) that can be used on the entire FRABO fittings range (12 mm - 108 mm) are available on the market.
However other machines have higher power (45 kN and more).
5. DIAMETER OF THE PIPES
Each pressing unit presents different limits on the maximum diameter of the tube pressable.
Always check the specifications.