Elliott offers 4 systems for tube removal; Tube Tugger, Super Tube Tugger, and the Cyclgrip. You could also use the Manual Tube Puller if you have a limited number of tubes.
The Tube Tugger is a powerful semi-continuous hydraulic tube pulling system for removing tubes from heat exchangers, chillers, and other heat transfer vessels. With a 30 Ton pulling capacity, the Tube Tugger breaks expanded tube sheet joint bonds. In many applications, tubes can be pulled from both tube sheets from one end of the heat exchanger.
Super Tube Tugger
The Super Tube Tugger is a powerful continuous hydraulic tube pulling system for removing tubes from boilers and surface condensers. Operating much like the Tube Tugger, the Super Tugger has a 60 Ton capacity, allowing it to pull more difficult tubes.
The Cyclgrip continuously pulls chiller, heat exchanger, and condenser tubes after the tubes have been pulled free from the tube sheet. The system’s design allows it to adjust to tube sizes without any additional tooling or tool adjustments. Additionally, the Cyclgrip can pull tubes that have been expanded into baffle or support plates, eliminating the use of slam hammers and accelerating tube removal.
Manual Tube Puller
The Manual Tube Puller is the economical choice when you’re only pulling a limited number of tubes or sampling tube pulling for analysis. This option incorporates a socket and thrust bearing to allow for hand use with an impact wrench.