Prep tool for orbital welding
- Published: August 21, 2017
ESCO Tool offers a heavy-duty I.D. clamping pipe milling end prep tool that can J-prep bevel, face, and bore all hard pipe alloys in preparation for orbital welding.
The Esco Prepzilla MillHog I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool is offered with
a wide selection of cutting blades including a J-preparation blade that creates a consistent contoured radius and clean neck for orbital welding. Capable of producing thick chips without cutting fluids for fast fit-up and high integrity welds, it bevels all popular highly alloyed pipes and one mandrel with eight sets of clamps covers the entire range of the tool.
Suited for heavy-wall pipe from 1.575 in. I.D. to 8.625 in. O.D., the tool features dual opposed tapered roller bearings, direct drive gears, a rigid blade lock system, and TiN coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades with a proprietary chip breaker that transfers heat away from the pipe surface. Interchangeable pnuematic, electric, and hydraulic motors are offered.