Victaulic has a new tool available to prepare pipe for efficient and reliable flame-free joining.
The VE460 shop fabrication roll grooving tool is designed for use with pipes from 100–1500 mm/4-60” in diameter, depending on pipe material. It is suitable for preparing pipes to be joined with Original Groove System (OGS) couplings for 100–300 mm/4–12” sizes or the Advanced Groove System (AGS) ranging from 350–1500mm/14–60”
Available for purchase or for hire, the fully-motorised, semi-automatic tool is equipped with a heavy duty 5HP; three-phase motor wired for 400 volts and can be rewired for 230 volts. It comes complete with safety guards and safety foot switch and is supplied with rolls for OGS from 100-300mm/4-12″ and for AGS from 350-600mm/14-24″. All rolls are enhanced tracking rolls (ETR) to prevent pipe ‘walk-off’ and make grooving short pipe lengths easier.
Three optional kits provide rolls for grooving 650-900 mm/26-36”, 1000-1200 mm/40-48” and 1250-1500 mm/50-60”, along with the pipe stands, railing, platform kit and support bases required for each pipe size range.