Case Study: Mechanical Joining of a Tube and Fitting
A customer of ours needed to join a ferrule and tube together to withstand up to 4000 psi of pressure. The ferrule was prepared with inner grooves machined in.
Equipment: Electric rolling motor with torque control
Material: Stainless steel
Part: Ferrule & Tube
Part preparation: Ferrule has inner grooves machined in
Requirement: Securely join 2 parts together
Specification: Pressure tested to 4000psi
We recommended the use of an Elliott Tool Technologies Mechanical Joining (MJ) tool. These tools are custom made to suit each application. The customer manufactures a ferrule which has been mechanically joined (MJ) to a variable length of tube to suit specific applications. These lengths of tube are then connected using a proprietary clamping system which locates around the ferrules we fitted on each end of the tubes.
FINAL RESULTS & BENEFITS
Fast, efficient, low-cost process without the need for highly skilled labor
Leak-proof joint that will not leak even with pressure, vibration or temperature changes
Superior to a welded, brazed, or crimped joint
Ideal for joining aerospace and automotive fuel lines and hydraulic pipework