Swagelok Company has introduced its new Swagelok® High-Volume Swaging Unit (HVSU), engineered to streamline nut-ferrule installation, which is aimed to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries.

The HVSU enables installers to easily preswage Swagelok nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel tubing. The pneumatically driven and electronically controlled semiautomatic unit uses sensors to start and stop the process for consistent preswaging results.

This process provides several reliability and convenience features including: automatic start when tubing is inserted and properly bottomed; prevention of over swaging with stroke-limiting tooling; easy to switch from one tube fitting size to another — no tools neccessary; and high cycle life and cycle counter to facilitate preventive maintenance.

More information about the HVSU and accessories, including tooling, replacement die assemblies, and a gauge kit for ¼ in. and 6 mm sizes, can be found in Swagelok’s product catalog (MS-02-441).

About Swagelok

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 70 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company’s Web site at www.swagelok.com.