The Arc-Fit method is a low-cost way of creating accurate notches in tube or pipe ends. The tube is slid onto the tube rest, over the punch. As the punch and punch holder are depressed, the punch notches the bottom wall of the tube. The tube is rotated 180º and the first notch, now on the top of the tube, is visually aligned with the scribe lines on the punch holder. The 2nd notch is made and the tube is ready for welding or brazing. These spring-loaded tools may be powered by most press brakes, ironworkers, punch presses, or Vogel Hand or Hydraulic Presses, see the charts below. Although most popular for 90º T-Joint notches, custom assemblies may be ordered for custom shaped slots, notches with drainholes and more. Please contact the Vogel factory to discuss your specialized notching application.
An Arc-Fit Assembly consists of three pieces, the round punch, square punch holder and rectangular die (tube rest). When worn, (typically 10,000 - 20,000 notches or more), you can send your punch and die to Vogel for sharpening, or simply replace just the worn items.
The Arc-Fit Housing holds the punch and die. The charts above and below indicate the maximum capacity of each housing. You may order many assemblies for each housing, or one housing for each assembly to eliminate change over time and increase efficiency. Hardware and springs are included with each housing.
Watch Manual Notching Video
Watch Power Notching Video
Muescas Tubos - Manualmente
Muescas Tubos - con poder