Lowell Ratchet Arms Provide Simple, Precise Clamp PressureLowell Corporation
WEST BOYLSTON, MA September 21, 2020 – Lowell Corporation’s reintroduced ratchet arm set makes pipe welding more accessible in oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance. Used to drive the screw mechanism of ratchet-type, pipe welding clamps, the arms can make it faster and easier to secure the two pieces of pipe welded together.
There are two fabricated models and two cast-iron models in the line.
The fabricated handle models are Models 104 and 105. The Model 104 is 16″ long, weighs 2-3/4 lbs., and has gear openings of 1/2–1-1/8″. The Model 105 is 19″ long, weighs 3 lbs, and has gear openings of 1/2–1-1/8″. Although relatively lightweight, the tools can generate up to 300 lb-ft of torque.
Each ratchet arm mechanism is open to facilitate cleaning. Furthermore, all models contain easy reversal by merely flipping a lever in the tool head. This design promotes quick access to back off pressure when welding completes. The slim profile gears assemble at the factory and are not replaceable. The Model 104 costs $75, and the Model 105 is $80.
For more intensive jobs, the cast-iron Models 16 and 17 can deliver up to 400 lb-ft of torque. The tools are 16″ and 19″ long and weigh 4-3/4 lbs and 5-1/2 lbs, respectively. Factory-lubricated ratcheting mechanisms are fully present within the head for easy repairs in the field. The starting prices for this socket wrench set are $136 for the Model 16 and $170 for the Model 17.
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