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The instrumentation products division of Parker Hannifin has launched a selection of hand-operated tools for fabricating small bore tubing runs.

The tools are available for a broad spectrum of instrumentation tubing sizes and include benders, cutters, markers, reamers and inspection gauges.

The company said the tools will interest maintenance and engineering personnel in a range of industries using small bore tubing, ranging from fluid instrumentation systems in processing plants to laboratory equipment applications.

The Parker PTB heavy duty tube bender is capable of making accurate and tight-radius bends – up to 180deg – on all standard industrial tubing materials, including stainless steel.

The range comprises three imperial models, for 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2in tubing, and four metric models for 6, 8, 10 and 12mm tubing.

All seven models feature an indexing handle, with calibrated markings for making accurate left-hand, right-hand and offset bends.

The tool also incorporates a quick-action trigger release to allow it to be repositioned midway through a bend, when the handles meet.

Parker’s complementary PTC tube cutter is a compact, one-size-fits-all tool that accommodates tubing with outside diameters from 4-28mm (1/8 to 1-1/8in) and has a swing radius of 10.8cm (4-1/4in).

A fully enclosed hardened steel thrust bearing ensures a smooth cutting action, and the cutter wheel itself is fabricated from high-quality precision-ground chromium steel.

The tool also features a built-in retractable rotary reamer.

Other products in Parker’s range of tube fabrication tools include deburrers and reamers, a sawing vice with an integral hacksaw guide, tube markers for burnishing position marks, and multi-purpose inspection gauges.

A 26-page catalogue detailing the entire range of Parker tube fabrication equipment can be downloaded in PDF format.

Parker Hannifin — Parker Sales UK

With annual sales exceeding $10bn, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

To meet its customers' needs in motion and control, Parker provides the broadest range of products available from any single supplier. This is supported by expertise in nine major technologies:

  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electromechanical
  • Filtration
  • Process control
  • Fluid and gas handling
  • Sealing and shielding
  • Climate control
  • Aerospace

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