One of our most powerful and popular i/d locking, in-line feed end prep machines. This is mainly due to its impressive 2 – 8″ working range and unrivalled power. The PREP 8 is a portable, one man operation machine, its power to weight ratio, and offset 4 jaw tool holder (chuck) allows use of up to 4 insert or form tools to enables simultaneous external, internal bevelling of even the heaviest wall pipe. The PREP 8 is a real workhorse. It’s size, power, and functionality, make it extremely popular in high volume heavy duty bevelling applications, on site, or in the fabshop.
Features & Advantages:
The PREP 8 is torque reactive. This means that the pipe or tube does not have to be fixed to be bevelled, making it particularly useful on-site, in maintenance and repair situations. This is due to the design and strength of the thru shaft system that locks to the bore of the pipe. The Jaw system itself consists of 3 equilaterally positioned machined jaw segments, retained and locked on an inner, ‘grooved’ expansion shaft. These grooves keep the jaws held securely in position, unlike other systems that use a metal or rubber bands for jaw retention. As the expansion nut is tightened, the jaws expand, locking tightly, and square to the bore of the pipe.