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Tube Removal

Cut Tough Jobs Down to Size.

speedcut

Equipped with a Heavy Duty Cone Drive® and the highly productive Automatic Cutting Force Control, Elliott’s SpeedCut is the easy way to quickly cut through tube bundles and shells in a single pass.

The SpeedCut is well-engineered to withstand tough tube bundle cutting applications. The unit comes with a rugged Baldor® Blade Drive Motor as well as a Heavy Duty Cone Drive® with “Double Enveloping”® Gearset for 3 times more contact between teeth and worm than standard gearsets. This provides extra torque with no increase in gear size.

The Automatic Cutting Force Control is a standard feature which optimizes cutting speed and increases productivity without sacrificing blade life. The cutting cross section of a vessel is smaller at the top and bottom because there are fewer tubes per row. During these portions of the cutting cycle, the saw feed automatically pauses while maintaining consistent cutting force – without sacrificing blade life and without the need for a constant attendant.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Hydraulic Feed Rate Control combined with the Automatic Cutting Force Control optimizes saw feed while maintaining consistent cutting force.
  • The powerful Baldor® blade drive motor quickly cuts through a wide variety of tough materials.
  • Heavy Duty Cone Drive® gearbox with “Double Enveloping”® gearset for increased torque.
  • Low voltage, front mounted operator controls easily accessible to operator.
  • Remote Pedestal Control Console for added safety and convenience.
  • English or Spanish Control Panel Legend Plates (other languages available upon request).
  • Convenient and easy to read digital bandspeed display.
  • Three control systems and Blade Break/Stall Proximity Switch enable safe unattended operation.
  • Overload and undervoltage protection.
  • Maintenance Lockout for operator safety and protection during maintenance.
  • MQL Mist Lubrication System to minimize disposal costs and prolong blade life.
  • Long-life, high quality Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade.
  • Rotary Blade Brush cleans and extends blade life.

One-Revolution Tube Cutter

one revolution tube cutter

Elliott's 9060 Series One-Revolution Tube Cutters cut tubes quickly in both heat exchangers and boilers. Recommended for hand use only with the employment of a ratchet or wrench, these Tube Cutters are ideal for the puncturing of tubes prior to tube plugging. See Tube Plug catalog for more information on Elliott's tube plug offering.

The standard One-Revolution Tube Cutters have a 6” (152.4mm) reach. The Cutting Blades are manufactured from premium quality tool steel. For longer reach cutters, contact Customer Service for details.

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick set-up and use – greater productivity.
  • Hex head drive – lower capital investment for drive motor

PTTC Series Tube Cutter

tube cutter

Elliott's PTTC (Push Type Tube Cutter) Series Cutters accommodate heat exchangers and boilers with tube OD sizes 0.625” to 2.500” (15.9 to 63.5mm) with tube sheets up to 5” (127.0mm) thick. The adjustable collar allows tubes to be cut or scored just beyond the tube sheet. The cutting blades are specially coated to increase longevity.

Each PTTC Tube Cutter Assembly is supplied with an installed blade, complete pilot set, and Allen wrenches. The 1/2" hex drive shank on cutters up to 1” OD allows the use of common Jacobs drill chucks for driver connection. 1-1/4” to 2-1/2” OD cutters require a 1/2" square drive and adapter.

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick set-up and use – greater productivity.
  • Includes complete pilot set for wide range of gauges – lower tooling expense.
  • Hex head drive on cutters up to 1” OD – lower capital investment for drive motor

PTTC Series Tube Cutter Drive Motors

tube cutter drive motors

Elliott's Tube Cutter Drive Motors are used to power the PTTC Series Tube Cutter. They are available in both electric and pneumatic models to suit your application needs.

Electric:

447000: 5/8” – 1” OD

  • 110V, 50/60Hz, 16 Amp
  • 2 Speed variable motor
  • 60-140 RPM
  • 200-470 RPM
  • Weight: 16 lbs. (7.3 Kg.)

447000-220: 5/8” – 1” OD

  • 220V, 50/60Hz, 8 Amp
  • 2 Speed variable motor
  • 60-140 RPM
  • 200-470 RPM
  • Weight: 16 lbs. (7.3 Kg.)

Pneumatic:

P5154: 5/8” – 1” OD

  • 23 CFM @ 90 PSI (6.2 bar)
  • 325 RPM
  • 1/4” NPTF – 5/16” (8.0mm) ID Air Supply Hose
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 Kg.)

445L1753-190: 1 1/4” OD & larger

  • 70 CFM @ 90 PSI (6.2 bar)
  • 190 RPM
  • 3/4” (19.1mm) ID Air Supply Hose
  • Weight: 13 lbs. (5.8 Kg.)

376 / 396 Series Boiler Tube Cutter

boiler tube cutter

Elliott's 376 / 396 Series Boiler Tube Cutters are power driven to cut those tubes in firetube and watertube boilers. The Series' primary purpose is to cut tubes to length on the common end of a firetube boiler. It is extremely important to cut tubes to a uniform length prior to beading the tubes when using a roll beading expander.

The 376 / 396 Boiler Tube Cutters have a 1” (25.4mm) male square drive that is easily adapted to tube rolling motors that are 150 RPM or less. The cutters may also be employed with a ratchet for applications in space restricted areas.

The wheel style boiler cutters are designed to have a long tool life, giving you years of trouble-free service.

Features & Benefits:

  • Rugged tool design – long tool life.
  • Places tube to length before rolling – reduces operator error.
  • Creates a non-abrasive cut which:
  • Eliminates prep time – less labor costs.
  • Operator can easily insert new tubes – less labor costs.
  • Cuts tubes chip-free so no need to clean out vessel – less labor costs

Collet Style Tube Tugger

tube tugger

Elliott's Model B10552-00 Collet Style Tube Tugger was designed especially for fast and efficient tube removal in condensers, chiller, and other heat exchangers.

With its 6 Ton pulling capacity, the Collet Style Tube Tugger automatically grips, pulls, and releases the tube in a matter of seconds. The puller's compact design allows access to confined work areas. Additionally, the 360° Positioning Handle enables access to those hard-to-reach tubes that are near channel plates and water box conditions.

The Collet Style Tube Tugger can quickly and successfully pull over 100 tube stubs in less than an hour! To allow for even faster tube pulling, use Elliott's Cyclgrip Semi-Continuous Tube Puller ”“ the perfect partner for the Collet Style Tube Tugger.

Features & Benefits:

  • Quick stroke cylinder – increases productivity.
  • Light weight pulling ram – reduces operator fatigue.
  • Wide gripping range – less tooling expense.
  • 360 degree positioning handle – more access to tubes.

Specifications

  • Pulling capacity: 6 Ton Stroke: 3” (76.0mm)
  • Pulling Stroke 2.25” (57.2mm)
  • Weight: 25 Lbs. (11 Kg)
  • Overall Length:
  • Retracted: 20.5” (520.7mm)
  • Extended: 21.75” (552.6mm)

Cyclgrip Semi-Continuous Tube Puller

tube puller

Elliott's M5630-00 Cyclgrip Semi-Continuous Tube Puller is an engineered product that continuously pulls chiller, heat exchanger, and condenser tubes after the tubes have been pulled free from the tube sheet, making it the ideal companion for the Collet Style Tube Tugger.

The Cyclgrip's unique design allows it to adjust to tube sizes without any additional tooling or tool adjustments. The puller's slim profile allows side tube mounting adjacent to water box and channel plates.

Additionally, the Cyclgrip easily pulls tubes that have been expanded into baffle or support plates, eliminating the use of tiresome slam hammers and accelerating the tube removal.

Features & Benefits:

  • Lightweight & compact design – easy to move in tight areas.
  • 10 ft (3.3M) per minute pulling action – greater productivity.
  • Simple design – easy to maintain. No extra tooling required – lower tooling expense.

Specifications

  • Pulled tube projection required: 3" (76.2mm)
  • Face plate dimensions: 3.75” (95.3mm) wide x 2.94” (74.7mm) high
  • Stroke length: 5” (127.0mm)
  • Pulling rate: 10'/min. (3.3M/min.)
  • Height: 10.75” (273.0mm)
  • Length: 8.44” (214.4mm)
  • Width: 4.13” (104.9mm)
  • Weight: 16 Lbs. (7.3 Kg)

Tube Tugger

tube tugger

Elliott's Model 80-40125 Tube Tugger is a powerful continuous hydraulic tube pulling system for removing any type of tube material effortlessly from heat exchangers, chillers, and other heat transfer vessels.

With its 30 Ton pulling capacity, the Elliott Tube Tugger breaks expanded tube sheet joint bonds. The tugger then takes over and continuously pulls the tube when any obstructions are met. In many applications, tubes can be pulled from both tube sheets from one end of the heat exchanger.

The Tube Tugger's compact length of 15" (381.0mm) allows it to be used in confined space areas. For close clearance conditions or for extended reach, Nose Piece Extensions are available. Contact Customer Service for details.

Features & Benefits:

  • Portable ram & pump – easy to move in tight areas.
  • High production pulling action – lower labor cost.
  • Best value – more productivity & less capital investment.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 30 Ton (27.2Mt)
  • Stroke: 3.000” (76.2mm)
  • Tugger Diameter: 6.500” (165.1mm)
  • Lengths:
  • Collapsed: 12.940” (329.0mm)
  • Extended: 15.940” (405.0mm)
  • Length Across Handles: 18.250” (464.0mm)
  • Weight: 46 Lbs. (21.0Kg)

Super Tube Tugger

super tube tugger

Elliott's Model 80-40200 Super Tube Tugger is a powerful continuous hydraulic tube pulling system for removing any type of tube material effortlessly from boilers and surface condensers.

With its 60 Ton pulling capacity, the Elliott Super Tube Tugger breaks expanded tube sheet joint bonds. The tugger then takes over and continuously pulls the tube when any obstructions are met.

The Super Tube Tugger's compact length of 18” (457.0mm) allows it to be used in confined space areas.

Features & Benefits:

  • Portable ram & pump – easy to maneuver in tight areas.
  • High production pulling action – lower labor cost.
  • High tonnage – makes difficult job easy.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 60 Ton (54.4Mt).
  • Stroke: 4.000” (101.0mm).
  • Tugger Diameter: 8.500” (215.9mm).
  • Lengths:
  • Collapsed: 18.000” (457.0mm).
  • Extended: 22.000” (559.0mm).
  • Length Across Handles: 18.250” (464.0mm).
  • Weight: 62 Lbs. (28.0Kg).

Stub Tugger

stub tugger

Elliott's Model 80-40130 Stub Tugger is a powerful continuous hydraulic tube pulling system for removing tubes from both heat exchangers and boilers.

The Elliott Stub Tugger is compatible with other competitive spear type tube pullers and its compact length of 18” (457.0mm) allows it to be used in confined space areas.

Features & Benefits:

  • Extensive OD tube range – more versatility.
  • Uses E-series spears – lower tooling cost.

Specifications

  • Capacity: 30 Ton (27.2Mt)
  • Stroke: 6.000" (152.4mm)
  • Tugger Diameter: 6.500" (152.4mm)
  • Lengths:
  • Collapsed: 18.000" (457.0mm).
  • Extended: 22.000" (559.0mm).
  • Length Across Handles: 18.250" (464.0mm).
  • Weight: 40 Lbs. (18.0Kg)

Hydraulic Pumps

hydraulic pumps

Elliott's hydraulic pumps are used to power the Collet Style Tube Tugger, Cyclgrip Semi-Continuous Puller, Tube Tuggers, and Stub Tugger.

The hydraulic pumps' compact design is ideal for use in confined work areas. Other key features include an integral gauge, protective roll cage, and hydraulic quick disconnect.

Manual Tube Puller

manual tube puller

Elliott's Model 904500 Manual Tube Puller is ideal for pulling a limited number of tubes in heat exchangers, chillers, fin fan coolers, and surface condensers.

The Manual Tube Puller incorporates a socket and thrust bearing to allow for use with an impact wrench. Elliott’s manual tube puller is a great value because the puller works on tube ODs 3/8” to 1” (9.5 to 25.4mm) – all you need to purchase is a nose piece for each tube OD. With most competitor pullers, you need to buy a separate puller for each tube size! E Series spears must be purchased separately.

Features & Benefits:

  • One puller accommodates tube OD sizes 3/8” to 1” (9.5 to 25.4mm) – only need to purchase nose piece.
  • Uses standard spears – lower tool cost.
  • Minimum investment – lower tool cost.
  • Manual tool – no capital expense for pump & ram.
  • Compact – easy to store

Jumbo Tube Buster

tube buster

Elliott's 430D Jumbo Tube Buster is the recommended driving tool for Elliott's Jumbo Knockout Tools to remove tube stubs in heat exchangers, firetube boilers, and watertube boilers.

Jumbo Knockout Tools are used to punch the tubes out of the tube sheet and are available in either 8" (203.0mm) or 16" (406.0mm) reach. The tools are piloted to prevent damage to the tube sheet.

The 430D Jumbo Tube Buster uses a number 15 shank. The tool features a barrel design that captures the compression piston and the inside trigger feature permits throttle control of the tool.

Features & Benefits:

  • Lightweight & compact design – easy to move in tight areas.
  • Uses retainers on tools – improved operator safety.
  • Used also for tube collapsing, belling, and flaring – greater productivity.

Specifications:

  • Piston Diameter & Stroke: 1-3/16" X 8" (30.2 X 203.2mm)
  • Net Weight: 30 lbs. (13.6 Kg.)
  • Air Requirement: 42 CFM @ 90 PSI
  • Hose Diameter: 1/2" (12.7mm) NPT

Tube Spears

tube spears

Elliott's TT Spears are used with the Elliott Tube Tugger or Super Tube Tugger to successfully pull tubes in chillers, heat exchangers, condensers, fin fan coolers, and boilers.

Simply size the spear, apply spear lubricant on the pulling teeth, and then set the spear by employing a hand ratchet or impact wrench. To relieve pressure, back the spear off and then employ the Tube Tugger or Super Tube Tugger to successfully remove the tube.

Features & Benefits:

  • New, innovative design means the best tool life possible at a competitive price.
  • The best value spear on the market.
  • Engineered design lowers the chance that the gripping end of the spear will break off in the tube, saving time, money and hassle.

Pneumatic Hammer

pneumatic hammer

Elliott's 430G Pneumatic Hammer is the recommended driving tool for Elliott's Knockout Tools and Collapsing Tools to remove tube stubs in heat exchangers or beading tubes in firetube boilers.

Knockout Tools are used to punch the tubes out of the tube sheet while Collapsing Tools collapse tubes from one end of a heat exchanger and then the tube is pulled from the other end.

The 430G Pneumatic Hammer accepts Type No. 6 0.680" (17.3mm) diameter by 2-3/8" (60.3mm) long shanks.

Features & Benefits:

  • Lightweight & compact design – easy to move in tight areas.
  • Used also for tube collapsing and flaring – greater productivity.

Specifications

  • Piston Diameter & Stroke: 1-1/8" X 2" (28.6 X 50.8mm).
  • Length (Overall): 14" (355.6mm).
  • Blows per minute: 2,300.
  • Net Weight: 17 lbs. (7 Kg.).
  • Air Requirement: 30 CFM @ 90 PSI.
  • Hose Diameter: 1/2" (12.7mm).