It is not advisable to run thinner material on the Model 8T Flanger. Please inquire about flanging thinner materials.
7/8" / 22 mm
Can the Model 8T do thicker material?
No. Unless the material is aluminum or another soft material, do not exceed 7/8" / 22 mm.
Standard 8T Pressure Cylinder
Optional Small-Diameter 8T Pressure Cylinder
32" / 810 mm
20" / 510 mm
Can the Model 8T flange smaller diameter heads?
The machine can be modified for work pieces smaller than 20" / 510 mm. Please inquire if you have further questions.
80" / 2000 mm
Can the Model 8T flange larger diameter tubes?
Yes, A spacer can be placed under the machine base so as to raise the machine higher to work larger diameters. Or, the machine can be modified at our factory for larger diameter work.
12" / 300 mm
Can the Model 8T flange smaller length tubes?
Yes the tailstock device can be modified; or, short length tubes can be accommodated by using a holding system that is built into the pressure cylinder.
80" / 2000 mm
Can the Model 8T flange longer length tubes?
Yes. The machine would need to be equipped with longer upper channels in order to flange longer length tubes. Depending on the overall length and weight of the tube, it may be needful that a foot is placed on the end-plate of the upper channels which extends to the floor.
Standard Knuckle Radius
A 1/8" / 3 mm knuckle radius up to a 3/16" / 5 mm knuckle radius Upper Tube Flanging Roll would be best for thinner material, with a knuckle radius of about 1/4" / 6 mm to 3/8" / 10 mm for 1/4" / 6 mm material, and a knuckle radius of 1/2" / 13 mm to 3/4" / 19 mm for 3/8" / 10 mm material. Depending on the application of the flanged tube in your product, we would suggest a knuckle radius to thickness ratio of at least 1:1, in many cases it may be preferable for this ratio to be 2:1. For thicker material we suggest a knuckle radius to thickness ratio of 2:1 to 3:1.
Minimum Knuckle Radius
1/8" / 3 mm
This knuckle radius is only suitable for thin material. In certain cases the Model 8T can use a smaller knuckle radius. Please inquire if you have need of a smaller knuckle radius.
Maximum Knuckle Radius
3" / 75 mm
This is the maximum knuckle radius for the 8T Tube Flanger.