CUTTING:Cut the pipe using burr free approved cutters. Do not use oxy-acetylene or abrasive cut off wheels.Pipes must be cut at right angles to their axis, using a pipe cutter or fine-tooth saw, taking into account the depth of insertion into the fitting.
DEBURRING:All pipe cuts must be carefully deburred, both inside and outside, using a manual or electric deburring tool. Any cutting residue (swarf) must be removed to preclude damage to the O-ring when the pipe is inserted into the fitting, avoiding possible leaks.
WITNESS MARK INSERTION DEPTH:To ensure a correctly inserted joint, the pipe must be marked with a fine-point felt-tip pen. 42 & 54 Use the Europress depth gauge.Large sizes use rule (pictured)
- 76.1 mark at – 55mm
- 88.9 mark at – 63mm
- 108 markat – 78mm
- 140 markat – 97mm
- 169 markat – 117mm
ASSEMBLE FITTING ON TUBE:Before assembling the fittings, the positioning of the o-rings must be checked and, if necessary, lubricate O-ring with water or talc to ease the insertion of the pipe. Never use oils, greases, glues or other similar substances. The pipe is inserted in the fitting with a slight rotating motion until it hits the stop. Check pipe is fully inserted to witness mark
ATTACH PRESS COLLAR :The pressing collar must be M- shaped profile corresponding to the diameter of the fitting to be pressed. Retract the lock pin, open the jaws and position the jaws around the fitting.
LOCK COLLAR :Ensure that the internal channel of the jaws form a perfect fit round the O-ring seat of the fitting. Ensure the lock pin is fully engaged.
ATTACH ADAPTOR :Squeeze the back of the adaptor arms together and hook onto the pressing collar.
CONNECT PRESS TOOL :Retract the lock pin, engage the adaptor and make sure lock pin is fully engaged.
PRESS JOINT :Initiate the press cycle by squeezing the trigger hold until press cycle is completed. Do not allow interruption to the press cycle. If the LED light comes on or warning beep sounds, the joint is NOT approved. If the hydraulic ram stops mid-cycle the automatic reset function can be manually over-ridden by depressing the reset button– Any tool malfunction, check with our Technical dept. Do not continue using tool without approval