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SWi2025TEMAXI Hydraulic Flange Spreader Kit


The  SWi2025TEMAXI hydraulic flange spreader kit includes 2 SWi2025TE wedge heads.  Each wedge head incorporates a unique interlocking first step design to produce a  flange spreading force of 20 tons at the very tip of the spreading wedge and a total of 25 tons after the first step.  This hydraulic flange spreader is safe, simple, and easy to use.


Equalizer SWi2025TEMAXI Hydraulic Flange Spreader Kit

The SWi2025TEMAXI Kit includes two(2) SWi2025TE Flange spreaders. Each spreader incorporates a unique interlocking first step design capable of producing a flange spreading force of 20 tons at the very tip of the spreading wedge and a total of 25 tons after the first step.  The kit includes a dual port pump that can operate both flange spreaders simultaneously or individualy.  This is a very powerful flange spreading solution for your most demanding jobs.  Using both step blocks a spreading distance of up to 4 inches can be achieved.

This Flange Spreader requires a .024 inch access gap.

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SWi2025TEMAXI HYDRAULIC FLANGE SPREADER SAFETY

The SWi2025TE hydraulic flange spreader features an interlocking spreading wedge, design with user safety in mind. This design produces a smooth, parallel, wedge movement that creates a force perpendicular to the flange faces being separated reducing the risk of the flange spreader being propeled from flange or slipping from the flange. This flange spreader design also reduces the risk of damaging the flange face. (See il. 1 below)

SWi2025TEMAXI HYDRAULIC FLANGE SPREADER FEATURES

  • The unique interlocking wedge design features no first step bending or risk of slipping out of the flange joint
  • This unique design requires a very small access gap of only .24 in. (6 mm) and is capable of producing a gap of up to 4.1" when using both step blocks.
  • A total of 20 tons of force is available at the first step with 25 tons on each step therafter. Two hydraulic flange spreaders can create 50 tons of spreading force.
  • The SWi2025TEMAXI has fewer moving parts which increases the flange spreader's durability and requires minimal tool maintenance.  Additionaly, maintenance is simple and easy to perform on this flange spreader.
  • A special coating is applied to the flange spreader jaws to reduce slippage, further increasing worker safety.
  • No forces are created by this flange spreader that would propel the spreading wedge from the flange like a typical hammered wedge. see il. 2
  • A solid sliding wedge between the flange speader jaws eliminates jaw breakage and the potential of flanges slaming together causing worker harm or equipment damage.
If the flange you are working on does not have a 0.24" (6 mm) gap, consider using a Secure Grip flange spreader. If this is not an option, use the MG7TM flange spreader to create the necessary 0.24" gap.




Equalizer's patented Flange Speader design that creates perpendicular forces to the flange being separated.

This drawing illustrates how forces are applied with the Equalizer spreading wedge. The downward force from the wedge is transmitted in a perpendicular motion to the flange faces Safe and easy to use.

il. 1
Hammered wedge creates an unsafe condition

This drawing illustrates how forces are applied with a standard wedge. The downward force from the wedge is transmitted in a angular motion to the flange faces. This produces a reverse force that trys to propel the wedge back out of the flange creating an unsafe . This type of wedge will also cause damage to flange face.

EXTREME CAUTION SHOUD BE EXERCISED WITH THIS PROCEDURE.

il. 2


THE SWi2025TEMAXI FLANGE SPREADER KIT

  • 2 x SWi20/25TE Flange Spreader Wedgeheads
  • 2 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Cylinders
  • 2 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Hoses, 2m (78.75") with 90 degree elbow
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) HP550D Sealed Hand Pump with Gauge
  • 2 x Sets of Safety Blocks
  • 2 x Pairs of Stepped Blocks
  • 2 x Hex Keys
  • 2 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Plastic Carry Case
  • Gross Kit Weight 32.4kg (71.5lb)
  • Product Code: SWi2025TEMAXSPB Click to request additional information.

SWi Series Flange Spreader Step Blocks

Using the Equalizer SWi2025TE Integral Hydraulic Flange Spreader the maximum spreading capacity is 4.07" with both stepped blocks attached. See the diagram below for the different combinations that are possible to meet your needs.  Also, special step blocks can be made to accomodate any specific needs not met by using the standard supplied blocks.
spreading wedge capacities


Why Flange Spreader Step Blocks are Needed

A problem may occur when using a SWi2025TE Flange Spreader on a flange with a larger gap, for example when removing a blind, valve, or large gasket.  The wedge may protrude far enough to hit the blind, gasket, or other object as illustrated below.
SWi2025TI spreading wedge hitting a blind or a gasket  without the step blocks attached

The problem is easily solve by using the step blocks as illustrated below.
SWi2025TI spreading wedge hitting a blind or a gasket  proble solved with the step blocks attached
Customers buy flange spreading tools from us that are easy to use and get the job done safely, timely, with improved productivity.