Swaging unit for oil and gas industry
The High-Volume Swaging Unit (HVSU) is aimed to increase safety and enables installers to preswage nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel tubing
The High-Volume Swaging Unit (HVSU) is aimed to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries. The HVSU enables installers to easily preswage nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel tubing. The pneumatically driven and electronically controlled semiautomatic unit uses sensors to start and stop the process for consistent preswaging results. This process provides several reliability and convenience features including an automatic start when tubing is inserted and properly bottomed and prevention of over swaging with stroke-limiting tooling. No tools are need to switch from one tube fitting size to another, either.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey