RTF™ Radial Tubular Forming Tool – Crimping

Volant RTF™ tools are designed for both crimping and swaging operations. These tools use a hydraulic actuated piston and collet system to induce a radial compressive load that reduces the diameter of tubular product to create either a crimp or an end swage. Collet sets are designed for optimal performance and are specific to the size and application.

  • Simple architecture makes it portable and easy to handle for field or in shop environment.
  • Fine adjustment mechanism enables precise control of the final crimp or swage diameter.
  • A hydraulic actuated piston and collet system create a radial compressive load to reduce diameter of tubular product for crimp or an end swage.
  • Casing Bore Gauge allows the crimp application to apply only as much force as needed.
Tool Model RTF-7.0 RTF-9.63 RTF-13.38
Base Tool Characteristics

2.38” – 7” Crimp

7.63” Swage

2.38” – 10.75” Crimp

10.75” Swage

2.38” – 13.63” Crimp

13.63” Swage

Diametrical Stroke in (mm) 0.375 (9.55) 0.375 (9.55) 0.414 (10.55)
Max. Radial Force1 lbf (kN) 1,900,000 (8,400) 2,500,000 (11,100) 1,400,000 (6,200)
Piston Bore Diameter in (mm) 8.0 (205) 11.0 (280) 13.8 (355)
Max. Pressure Capacity psi (MPa) 10,000 (68.9) 10,000 (68.9) 5,000 (34.4)

1. For details on radial force requirements for crimping or swaging, contact Volant Customer Support at +1 780.784.7098