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Parker Hannifin

New Parker Hannifin EO-KARRYFORM For On-Site Assembly Of Tube Connectors

Thursday, 20 October 2016


OLDENZAAL (NL) - Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced the new EO-KARRYFORM forming machine. 

With this transportable forming machine it is possible to make steel and stainless steel tear-out resistant tube connectors, with EO2-FORM and EO-3 connections, directly at the point of installation.

This new forming machine builds on the proven design off the F3 Workcenter and is capable of producing tubes with outside diameters ranging from six to 42 mm. The EO-KARRYFORM forming machine consists of a hydraulic drive unit in a mobile trolley and a forming cylinder, which can be safely connected by means of Parker hydraulic hoses and quick release couplings. The tools, consisting of clamping dies and forming pins plus insertion tools, are transportable separately in a dedicated tool trolley.

This lightweight machine, weighs approximately 135 kg, allowing it to be quickly and safely transported in, for example, a suitable powered trolley to the assembly point. The EO-KARRYFORM concept is cost-saving because F3 and PRO22 Workcenter tools can also be used for forming processes. Cycle time is approximately 20 seconds and the smallest 180° elbow is 115 mm. This new machine can be easily deployed for both mobile service on-site directly at the assembly point, and also for conventional workshop operation.