RTF™ Radial Tubular Forming Tool – Swaging

Volant RTF tools are engineered for swaging operations, utilizing a hydraulic actuated piston and collet system to apply a radial compressive load that reduces the diameter of tubular products to form an end swage. The Volant RTF™ tool can be easily adapted for swaging, pre-forming the end of a tubular product in preparation for threading or other post-swaging operations. Custom profiled collets ensure dimensionally correct pin end profiles, while the adjustable tapered bell allows precise control over the swage diameter. The design facilitates swage operations without the need to hold or apply force to the tubular product, enabling seamless integration into any operation.

  • Hydraulic actuated piston and collet system applies a radial compressive load to form an end swage, enhancing the structural integrity of tubular products.
  • Fine adjustment mechanism enables precise control of the final swage diameter.
  • Easily adaptable to pre-form the end of a tubular product for threading or other post-swaging operations, ensuring precision and efficiency.
  • Custom profiled collets ensure dimensionally correct pin end profiles, providing precise and consistent results.
  • Adjustable tapered bell allows precise control over the swage diameter, ensuring accurate and high-quality swaging.
  • Hands-free operation facilitates swage operations without needing to hold or apply force to the tubular product, allowing seamless integration into existing operations and improving workflow efficiency.
  • Simple architecture makes it portable and easy to handle for field or in shop environment.
  • Adapts easily to various sizes and applications, enhancing operational flexibility and effectiveness.
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