Do you need a tube expander to complete a maintenance job at your facility? There’s nothing more frustrating than getting ready to start a job and finding that you don’t have the expander that you need. Fortunately, we’ve got the tube expander you need.
Not all expanders are the same. Some may not be right for your job or may not have the quality that you need. Some dealers may not be able to get the expander in a short period of time, further delaying your work.
To make sure you get the right expander from the right partner, it’s important that you do your research. Here are a few things to look for when you buy your next expander:
Size. Expanders come in a variety of lengths. The longer the expander, the more tube you’ll be able to repair at once. For example, Ultra Torq’s P2 Series expanders come in self-retained, long-reaching, double-radius rolls. That helps you expand more of the tube at once so you can get the job done faster.
Durability. Not having an expander on-hand can be frustrating. What may be more frustrating, though, is having an expander that doesn’t work when you need it. Look for a brand that has a reputation for quality and durability.
The best way to find such a brand? Look for companies that back up their expanders with guarantees. Ultra Torq does just that and its products are also certified for quality. Working with a reputable brand will help you ensure that you always have the expander you need to get the job done.
Ease-of-use. Using a tube expander can be tiring work. It can also cause stress on the hand and wrist, which can lead to chronic injuries over time. Look for an expander that was designed with comfort in mind.
For example, Ultra Torq’s PZ series of expanders were designed with the goal of minimizing fatigue and strain. That helps your team get the job done quickly and accurately.
A flexible and fast partner. Your expander dealer may be the most important factor. When you have a job that needs done quickly, you want a partner who can act fast and get you the expander as soon as possible. Look for a company like Ultra Torq that focuses on its customers needs and works to resolve them as quickly as it can. Simply reading a catalogue and selecting from a chart may not give you the desired result, especially if the tube size versus wall thickness is non standard.
Also, you may want a dealer that is flexible enough to let you either rent or buy. In some cases, you may only need an expander for one job, not for many jobs. In that case, why not rent and save a bit of money? The best dealers will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.
For more information on how Ultra Torq can serve your expander needs, talk to one of our reps. Contact us for a demo of our high-quality expanders.