Chucks Enable Efficient Machining of Pipes

Designed specifically for the oil and gas industry, Röhm Products of America’s LVE chuck system enables manufacturers to quickly and efficiently process long, large pipes as well as associated pipe couplings and connectors.

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Designed specifically for the oil and gas industry, Röhm Products of America’s LVE chuck system enables manufacturers to quickly and efficiently process long, large pipes as well as associated pipe couplings and connectors. According to the company, the pneumatic, self-contained chucks are well-suited for machining and threading the ends of pipes, especially those typically used for extracting crude oil or natural gas. For these applications, the chucks can be mounted to the front and rear sides of the machine spindle to enable heavy-duty chip-cutting performance at high turning precision.

In operation, the chuck’s pre-centering arms extend out around the pipe and center it. Chuck clamping jaws then compensate for any out of roundness in the workpiece shape. An added rear chuck helps drive and assists in centering long sections of pipe.  

The LVE chucks are available in a variety of configurations to handle a range of machining situations, such as machining bent pipe. The configurations include ES versions with rapid stroke and clamping stroke, chucks with retracting clamping arms for pre-centering the workpiece, and versions with spring clamping and pneumatic release.

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