D Machine (C+C)
The ETL Model D Tube End Form Machine is designed and manufactured for the of ‘sizing’ and manipulation of thin wall (up to 3mm wall thickness) tubes.
The ETL Model ‘D’ model is a basic tube end forming machine for expanding and reducing, using segmented tooling it can also accept tooling heads for slotting, piercing or notching.
The machine is a compact, self-contained unit with the motor, drive and all hydraulic components mounted on top of the oil tank for ease of access. Above this is a top plate and two C type heads. Each head has a single horizontal hydraulic ram with micrometer adjustment for stroke length. The drop-in tool nest ahead of the ram was designed to accept all standard C type tooling.
The two machine heads can be operated individually or in sequence but NOT simultaneously. They can also be operated in 3 steps to give gradual sizing over 3 hits per cycle to help prevent splitting of stainless steel components during the forming operation - this facility is controlled by keyswitch operation.