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ExpanTek Tube Expansion Systems and Tools

ExpanTek® TH Ball Expansion Systems
Pressures Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)

ExpanTek TH Ball Expansion Systems - Up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)The ExpanTek® Triplex-Hydro Ball Expansion System is designed specifically for mechanical tube expansion applications. The ball expander process uses water pressure to force a ball through the inside of the tube, thus expanding tube to the desired diameter. The amount of expansion that takes place is related to the ball diameter and thickness of the tube wall. This method is used for straight length tubes where one operator performs the expansion.

The TH Ball Expansion System expands tubing reliably and efficiently. Using an ExpanTek® Model 22 Series Ball Expansion Tool, the operator places a projectile like a chrome steel ball into the tube. Then positions the expansion tool over the tube end and starts the system pressure cycle. High-pressure water is directed behind the ball, forcing it down the length of the tube. The pressure quickly drops when the ball clears the tube allowing the ball to exit the tube at a low velocity for easy capture. No additional setup is required to expand different tube configurations on coils, as each tube is expanded individually.

Contact Airmo for ball expansion system configurations to meet your application needs.


Product Features
  Specifications Description
Airmo Logo Maximum Pressure: Working pressures up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)
Airmo Logo Flow Rate: 3.6 gpm (13.6 lpm)
Airmo Logo Temperature: 32° F to 120° F (0° C to 49° C)
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Electrical:

Tailored to type of electrical service used
Airmo Logo Control Options: Foot pedal or tool trigger switch
Airmo Logo Services: Water
Airmo Logo Cycle Time: 2 to 5 seconds
Airmo Logo Operator Interface: Adjust and monitor system functions on control panel
Airmo Logo Operation: High-pressure water forces a single ball down the tube
Airmo Logo No Setup Required: For various tube sheet patterns
Airmo Logo Construction: Skid-mounted, steel frame
Airmo Logo Options:

Dual station pressure systems available with other
pressure and flow rates

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Applications

The ExpanTek® Model TH Ball Expansion System is used in straight tube expansion applications.

Model TH System Applications

Boiler tube liners

Condenser coils

Evaporator coils

Fin/tube bonding


ExpanTek® Custom TH Ball Expansion Systems

ExpanTek® Custom TH Ball Expansion Systems - Pressures up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)


ExpanTek® Ball Expansion Tools

ExpanTek® Model 22 Series Ball Expansion Tools - Pressures up to 10,000 psi (689 bar)


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