HOLLISTON, MA–(Marketwired – Feb 9, 2016) – Esco Tool has introduced an upgraded portable pipe milling machine for boiler tube panel fabrication or onsite fit-up work. This tool is ideal for applications where highly repetitive welding end preps are required.
The MILLHOG® Tube Weasel Air-Clamp End Prep Tool features a new 1.1 HP motor with a self-centering draw rod that rigidly mounts into a tube or pipe I.D. Designed for performing highly repetitive end preps, the pneumatic clamping mechanism has clamp ribs that retract from the mandrel automatically after milling to minimize friction and cycle time; speeding throughput up to 600%.
Reducing operator fatigue with air-assisted on/off attachment, the MILLHOG® Tube Weasel Air-Clamp End Prep Tool is ideal for tube and pipe beveling from 3/4″ I.D. to 3″ O.D. in applications where there are a lot of similar sizes requiring precision end preps for welding. Capable of beveling, facing, and boring simultaneously, the tool can be used in any orientation.
The MILLHOG® Tube Weasel Air-Clamp End Prep Tool sells for $4,995.00 and is available for rent in the continental U.S.A.
About Esco Tool
For over 50 years, Esco Tool has worked closely with end-users on the toughest tube and pipe cutting and end prep applications in the power generation and metalworking industries. Their experience has allowed them to invent and manufacture high quality, torque-free end prep tools that work efficiently and require no special operator training.
The Esco product line features their robust line of MILLHOG® pipe milling end prep tools and Air-Powered Saws and specialty mount systems, High-Speed Hand-Held Bevelers, and accessories. Offered for sale or rent, with 24 hour shipment or less usually available, these field-proven tools are built tough and precision machined from the finest materials to make sure that you get your job done properly, on time, and under budget.