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  • Clamshell Drive Configurations
  • Clamshell Sever/Bevel Tool Bits
  • Clamshell Accessories

CLAMSHELL PORTABLE LATHES

Cold Cut and Bevel Pipe

Mactech Australia’s Clamshell Lathes are portable pipe cutting machines for in-situ precision cutting and beveling of all pipe sizes, schedules and materials. Our line covers wide range of pipe sizes from 2 inches to 110 inches outside diameter.

The clamshells lathes are designed so that minimal radial and axial clearance is required for easy installation on in-line pipe. A variety of attachments and accessories are available to utilize the versatility of our industry- leading clamshell lathes.

Mactech’s Clamshell Lathes are advanced machines that can handle the most demanding applications while delivering outstanding precision and accuracy required by today’s machining processes.

They are built for in-situ precision cutting and bevelling of all pipe sizes, schedules and materials.

Mactech’s large diameter clamshells are exceptional OD mount facing tools for heat exchange resurfacing.

Mactech models available for rent or purchase:

LC Clamshell Lathe

The LC low clearance series are designed to fit into tight working areas, as well as minimize machine weight. 

These clamshells are lightweight, but retain rigidity during operation.

USS Clamshell Lathe

The USS series combines the low clearance of the LC clamshell lathes, while providing additional thickness and strength.

Larger diameter clamshells must be rigid to maintain a consistent and accurate machining process. 

The USS clamshell lathes offer heavy-duty construction for even greater rigidity during operation.

WD Clamshell Lathe

The WD series worm drive system provides the necessary power to cut extra heavy wall, and is capable of cutting pipe greater than 40 inches diameter. Mactech’s large diameter clamshells lathes are exceptional OD mount facing tools for heat exchanger resurfacing.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Each Mactech Clamshell comes complete with:

  • In-line air, right angle air, or hydraulic drive
  • Air Caddy (lubricator and filter)
  • Complete set of Tool Blocks & Slides
  • Locator pad set to cover entire machining diameter range
  • All required hand tools
  • Gang box for machine storage
  • Operating manual

Special Options:

  • Hydraulic Power Supply 10 or 20 hp
  • Counterbore Module
  • Single Point Module
  • Axial Feed Weld Overlay Removal Module

DRIVE OPTIONS

In-line Air Drive:

In-line Air Drive:

Right Angle and Reversible Drives:

Hydraulic Drive:

  • 105 rpm, 1.45 hp.
  • Standard for 2-12 inch Clam- shell cutting tools.
  • Mactech models 802-812
  • 97 rpm, 3.5 hp.
  • Standard for 14-60 inch Clamshell cutting tools. Mactech models 814-860
  • Fixes clearance issues.
  • Available in several variations and sizes.

Available for all Clamshells.

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CLAMSHELL DRIVE CONFIGURATIONS

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CLAMSHELL LATHE SEVER/BEVEL TOOL BITS

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812 SINGLE POINT ACCESSORY SPECS

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Easy Setup and Operation Single Point Facing and Beveling

Mactech’s 812LC Single Point Accessory adds facing and beveling capabilities to our popular 812LC Clamshell Lathe. The quick and easy setup gets your single point machining completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. The auto-feed function makes for effortless operation with minimal training. An adjustable angle tool holder allows end prep beveling of single and compound angles. Counterbores, grooves and facing are all possible with this versatile

tool. With one setup it’s possible to sever and square with the Clamshell Lathe, and finish the end prep with the Single Point Accessory. No special tooling is required, the Single Point Accessory accepts standard 1/2 inch tooling. Contact Mactech today for the solution to all your single point machining needs.

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clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing

CLAMSHELL AXIAL FEED ACCESSORY

Extend the Versatility of your Clamshell Lathe!

Mactech’s Axial Feed Accessory is an attachment for our popular and reliable Clamshell Portable Lathes.The Axial Feed Accessory is designed for machining along the length of round pipes, tubes or shafts.

The optional backing plate adds rigidity and provides precise positioning on the workpiece. The Axial Feed Accessory is ideally suited for removing weld overlay and can also perform precise machining operations.The Axial Feed Accessory can be installed on all Mactech LC, US and USS  Clamshell Lathes.

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clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing

10" ADJUSTABLE COUNTERBORE ATTACHMENT

Introducing Mactech’s new 10 inch Adjustable Counterbore Attachment for Mactech’s popular line of Clamshell Portable Lathes.

The versatility of your Clamshell Portable Lathe is greatly expanded with this tool. The Adjustable Counterbore Attachment provides a wide range of facing and machining capabilities not found in a single attachment tool.

The Clamshell Lathe powers the feed across the machining face, and the manual feed moves the tool toward the face. Preset indexing tool positions allows for quick-setup RTJ machining and face feature machining.

The 10 inch Adjustable Counterbore Attachment can be used on all Mactech Clamshell Portable Lathes.

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clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing

10" ADJUSTABLE COUNTERBORE ATTACHMENT KIT

Mactech’s 10 inch Adjustable Counterbore Attachment Kit. The versatility of your Clamshell Portable Lathe is greatly expanded with this tool kit. The 10 inch Adjustable Counterbore Attachment provides a wide range of facing and machining capabilities not found in a single attachment tool.

The kit includes all you need for flange facing, counterboring, RTJ machining, and many other flange and bore machining operations.

Operation: The Clamshell Lathe drive moves the tool across the machining face, and the manual feed moves the tool toward the face. Preset angle tool positions allow for quick-setup RTJ and face feature machining.

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clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing
clamshelle lathes, air heat exchangers, esco, millhog, tube expander, tube pulling, orbital welder, tube rolling machine, beveling machines, valve testing

Kit Includes:

  • 10 inch Adjustable Counterbore Attachment
  • Triple Feed Pin assemblies:
    • 806LC to 812LC Clamshell Lathe
    • 814LC to 824LC Clamshell Lathe
    • 816USS to 824USS Clamshell Lathe
  • #3 and #4 Feed Screw assemblies
  • 1/2 inch Tool Holder
  • Leveling Clamps
  • All required mounting hardware
  • Allen wrenches
  • Foam-lined protective case
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