Rapid bellows compression tool

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.

 

 

Advantages & Applications

Applications

  • HVAC piping systems
  • Vacuum and High-vacuum Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Bellows Used as Couplings
  • Solar Technology
  • Slip Ring Seal Fittings
  • Shaft Seals
  • Volume/Pressure Compensation

 

Advantages

  • Fast installation, the new system is one piece
  • Holds on the entire circumference of the bellow
  • Uniform compression of the bellow
  • Three different ways of manipulation to obtain compression/expansion

 

Limitations

The new system may require more space compared to existing solutions.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Tool can fit almost any kind of bellow

 

Innovative Features

  • Articulated collars surrounds the bellow
  • Articulated collars move parallel one to the other
  • Operated using serrated rollers, a crank or a motor
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Patented technology - EP 12179567. Ready for licensing.
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Patented technology - EP 12179567.
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Patented technology - EP 12179567. Ready for licensing.