Air-driven pumps speed up fitting of mechanical components

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Air-driven pumps speed up fitting of mechanical componentsSKF is launching a new range of air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors, the THAP series, that speeds up the mounting and dismounting of shrink-fit mechanical components, such as couplings, bearings, flywheels, marine propellers and railway wheels, using the SKF oil injection method. This enables engineers to save valuable time and effort during maintenance and installation, boosting plant profitability and efficiency.

This new range is lightweight and combines portability with power compared with similar air-driven tools and hand-operated pumps and oil injectors, resulting in savings in time and effort. The product weighs just 13.5kg.

The SKF oil injection method is described as a simple, efficient and safe method for mounting and dismounting annular components across a wide range of industry sectors. To suit these varied applications, the new range consists of four tools with hydraulic output pressures varying from 30–400MPa (4350–58,000psi). Thick hydraulic fluids up to 900mm2/s, which are typically used with the SKF oil injection method, can be efficiently handled by the range.

To suit the varied fields of use, a range of accessories including high-pressure pipes, connectors, adapters and pressure gauges complement the new air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors. THAP series pumps and injectors are also available to order as sets, which are supplied complete with the appropriate accessories for the item supplied.

For further information about the new range of air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors, email or follow the link to view the THAP series.

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