Where fast, easy and precise installation/removal of metallic bellows is needed, typically in series installation and preventive maintenance operations, the rapid bellow compression tool is used.
This technique allows fast axial compression/expansion of bellows using two concentric articulated collars permitting quick opening and closing around the bellow. Due to synchronized rotation of four threaded rods, the two articulated collars move parallel one to the other. The operator originates the rotation using serrated rollers, a crank or a motor.
It can be adapted to different bellows that vary in shape and diameter, located in poor accessibility areas or requiring controlled compression and precise mounting.