TECO tube expanders company
When re-tubing condenser and other similar types of unit containing non-ferrous tubes this specially developed Hydraulic Gripper
Tube Puller removes tubes or tube stubs without damaging the tube sheet holes.
This unit can pull up to 4 to 6 tubes per minute.
The hydraulic ram has a single cycle stroke of 6 inch and a pulling power of 7 or 11 tons.
The hydraulic pump operates at a pressure of 700 Bar and has High-Flow quick couplings.
The hydraulic spear model tube puller is used to remove tubes from heat exchangers before re-tubing without damaging the tube sheet holes.
The spear is screwed into the relevant tube by means of an impact wrench or slow running nut runner motor. The hydraulic cylinder with collar and quick action chuck is placed over the puller mandrel. The jaws are then closed around the thread on the puller mandrel by manual operation. The tube is now ready to be removed by actuating the hydraulic ram.
TECO has developed an automatic tube spinner capable of running at high speed, tubes out of a heat exchanger, even if the tubes are corroded and dirty.
The electric-hydraulic power unit (pneumatic also available) drives two hydraulic motors for extracting tubes up to 1 1/2” outside diameter.