Mandrels Heat to 350° for Vinyl/Teflon Tubing
Heated mandrel softens tubing enough to ease expansion without splitting the ends.
Especially suited to Vinyl and Teflon. May be used with polyurethane and polyethylene.
Ideal for small I.D. tubing.
Multiple mandrels allow tube residence time to vary by increments of your assembly cycle; or use a step procedure with different size mandrels to gradually increase tube I.D. size. Preload the mandrels prior to starting assembly to reduce assembly times.
Mandrels are made to your exact size and shape request.
Two mandrels are standard; up to 4 mandrels may be ordered. Each mandrel can be of different size and shape.
Power requirements: 120 VAC, 60Hz, 5 Amps. Temperature controller fuse: Ferraz 380V, 16A. System Fuse: 10A. U.L. listed components.
How It Works
Turn on unit (red light will glow). Allow about 30 minutes for selected temperature to stabilize. (Note: temperature control is not regulated by degrees. Set control to 50; try tubing. Increase or decrease heat as necessary.) Leave tube on the mandrel long enough to soften material.
Place tube over mandrel and push down the desired distance. If you are using mandrels of different sizes for a step-expansion procedure, begin with the smallest diameter mandrel.
Leave the tube on the mandrel long enough to soften the material. Move to the next mandrel or assemble fitting into tube. Tubing time on mandrel will depend on the type of tubing, wall thickness, depth of heat and mandrel temperature.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE TOO HIGH HEAT OR LEAVE TUBING ON MANDRELS TOO LONG. DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.How to Order