Faster assembly for shrink fit components

23 May 2012
SKF’s new air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors are designed for lightweight and portability

SKF’s new air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors are designed for lightweight and portability

SKF has announced a new range of air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors (THAP series) to mount and dismount a variety of shrink fit mechanical components, including propellers, using SKF’s oil injection method.

The THAP series is designed for lightweight and portability and claims similar power to air driven tools and hand operated pumps and oil injectors, which the company says results in considerable savings in time and effort.

SKF says its oil injection method has used for many years, for simple, efficient and safe mounting and dismounting annular components such as bearings, marine couplings and propellers, flywheels and gears. To suit these applications, the new range consists of four tools with hydraulic output pressures varying from 30MPa to 400MPa. Thick hydraulic fluids up to 900 mm²/s, typically used with SKF’s oil injection method, can be handled.

To suit the varied fields of use, a range of accessories including high pressure pipes, connectors, adapters and pressure gauges complement the air-driven hydraulic pumps and oil injectors, and can be supplied as complete sets.

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