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MSM-8018 Midline Swage Machine

The 8018-MSM Midline Swage Machine is used to install end fitting components and midline connections onto 2-inch to 6-inch (up to 2250 psi) nomimal ID FlexSteel™ pipe. This machine produces up to 146 metric tons (160 U.S. tons) of axial load, with a maximum operating pressure of 10,000 psi.

The 8018-MSM is used in conjunction with a 10,000 psi Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) with control capability to ensure proper operation and a flow rate of approximately 100 cu in/min at 2,000 psi or greater. Power (pressure) is delivered to the 8018-MSM midline swage machine by an engine-driven oil (hydraulic fluid) pump. A four-way valve (3 position) is supplied to direct the flow of the hydraulic fluid.

Features
  • Four (4) lifting padeyes
  • Removable die and grab gates
  • Two, double-acting hydraulic cylinders
  • Tooling (adapters, dies and wear rings) allow for multiple configurations to accommodate various types of FlexSteel end fittings and midline connections
  • Hydraulic Valve Locking Mechanisms (HVLMs) are installed to prevent accidental activation of HPU
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MSM-3000 Midline Swage Machine

The MSM-3000 Midline Swage Machine is used to install end fitting components and midline connections onto 6-inch to 8-inch nomimal ID FlexSteel™ pipe. This machine produces up to 218 metric tons (240 U.S. tons) of axial load, with a maximum operating pressure of 10,000 psi.

The MSM-3000 is used in conjunction with a 10,000 psi Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) with a flow rate of approximately 200 cu in/min and controlled by a pedestal-mounted valve control unit known as a podium.

Features

  • Two (2) lifting padeyes
  • Articulated die and grab gates
  • Three double-acting hydraulic cylinders
  • Tooling (adapters and dies) allow for multiple configurations to accommodate larger types of FlexSteel end fittings and midline connections
  • Valve Control Unit (Podium) allows safe operation of the machine from a distance greater than 15 feet