The Vogel #25 Econo Arc-Fit is the perfect tool for low-volume notching of light-wall fence industry tubing. This tool is complete with three cutting disks for notching 1-3/8”, 1-5/8” & 1-7/8 - 2” fence tubing [1”, 1-1/4” & 1-1/2 schedule 10 pipe]. If you need to notch schedule 40 pipe, or require higher productivity, our Arc-Fit tooling described above is the right choice.
The Arc-Fit method is a simple and dependable way to create notches in pipe or tubing, slots and many other types of end notches.
The tooling consists of Housings and interchangeable Punch & Die Assemblies. Each different tube or pipe size or notch configuration requires a different Assembly. Many different Assemblies will fit the same Housing, up to the maximum capacities listed in the charts below. The final component is a press, to provide power.
Our Arc-Fit tooling can fit many ironworkers, punch presses, or even press brakes. We offer presses, either manual, pneumatic, or hydraulic, to power your Arc-Fit tooling.
Your tube or pipe is slid, horizontally, over the Tube Rest, onto the Punch. The punch fits the ID of your material. The Punch Holder functions as an end-stop.
The Press pushes the Punch & Punch Holder downward, through the bottom wall of your material. The Tube Rest is also a cutting edge, supporting the underside of your material, preventing deformation. In most cases (round pipe fitting round pipe, for example), the material is rotated 180° and a second notch made. Simple scribe lines on the Punch Holder help line up the material for the second notch.
Arc-Fit tools are designed for many years of use. Our Punches and Tube Rests are designed to be sharpenable. We have made thousands of custom Arc-Fit assemblies to suit specific applications. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
If you have higher volume notching requirements, our Arc-Twin tooling will notch each tube end in ONE press stroke.
Assemblies listed below for are just a few examples of tools that will fit our #35 Housing. For Custom Tools, please contact the factory at 800-272-8946.
To notch with the Arc-Fit method you need a HOUSING, ASSEMBLIES for each size tube or pipe and a PRESS, [hand or power].
The Vogel Arc-Twin notches both sides of pipe or tube ends for T-joints with only one stroke of the press. There is no deformation, minimal burr, and the tool creates a slug, not chips, so your part is ready for welding or brazing. Notching time per tube or pipe end is as fast as you can load your part and cyle your press. Our Arc-Twin Self Contained Machines have an approx. 3 - 4 second cycle time. Tooling is easily changeable without removing the die from your press. Tooling is designed to be sharpenable. An Arc-Twin can also be used for putting in slots, weep holes, and other features than must be 180° opposed.
The Arc-Twin Tandem operates exactly like the Arc-Twin, but used an extra set of Die Inserts to cut notching time in half and double the output. In other words, it notches two tube or pipe ends at one time. Both die inserts can be the same or different sizes. The Arc-Twin Tandem can also be used when you need to notch two different sizes frequently, and want to avoid down-time for tooling changeover. Simply select the right or left side of the tool, based on what tooling you've installed, and you're ready to notch your part.
Complete Self-Contained Arc-Twin Machines are the perfect choice when an appropriate press is available or when a compact easily relocatable machine is desired.
For double notching 90° "T" Joints on Pipe and Tubing For Double Notching Pipe and Tubing
The ARC-TWIN notches both sides of pipe and tubing ends for T-joints with one stroke of the press. There is no deformation, all edges are clean and the “twin notches” form perfect T-joints for welding or brazing. Notching time pet tube or pipe end is less than three seconds. The ARC-TWIN Tandem operates exactly like the ARC-TWIN but uses an extra set of Die inserts to cut notching time in half and double the output. In other words, it double notches two tube or pipe ends at one time. Both die inserts can be the same or different sizes.