May 11, 2011 09:02 ET

Portable End Prep Tool From ESCO Features Air-Powered Clamp to Reduce Operator Fatigue

HOLLISTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - ESCO Tool has introduced an air-powered clamp for their MILLHOG® Mongoose end prep tool that speeds attachment to the tube I.D. and releases the clamp ribs instantly after milling to set up faster and help reduce operator fatigue. In addition to the ergonomic benefits, because the clamp ribs retract off the mandrel automatically, there is less friction which promotes higher reliability and longer wear.

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ End Prep Tool features power assisted clamping for instant attach and release to the tube or pipe I.D. which speeds set up and reduces operator fatigue. Developed for repetitive end preps on tubes from 1/2" I.D. to 3" O.D., this end prep tool is ideal for use on boiler panels in limited access areas and in fabrication shops.

Eliminating the need for manual clamping, especially in physically demanding environments, the MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ End Prep Tool rigidly mounts to the tube I.D. and can increase productivity by up to 400%, claims the firm.

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ End Prep Tool is priced from $4,995.00 and can be rented in the continental U.S.A. for $168.00 per week.

About ESCO Tool

For over 50 years, ESCO Tool has worked closely with end-users on the toughest tube and pipe cutting and end prep applications in the power generation and metalworking industries. Their experience has allowed them to invent and manufacture high quality, torque-free end prep tools that work efficiently and require no special operator training.

The ESCO product line features their robust line of MILLHOG® welding end prep tools and PANELHOG® Air-Powered Saws and specialty mount systems, High-Speed Hand-Held Bevelers, and accessories. Available for sale or rent, with 24 hour shipment or less usually available, these tools are built tough and precision machined from the finest materials to make sure that you get your job done properly, on time, and under budget.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    ESCO Tool
    A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.
    Matthew Brennan
    Marketing Director
    75 October Hill Rd.
    Holliston, MA 01746
    (800) 343-6926
    FAX (508) 359-4145