As an expert in plastic piping components, GF Piping Systems strives to offer solutions that are not only long-lasting and efficient but also quick and easy to install. However, this can only be achieved with installation tools that are precise, intuitive, and safe. As a result, GF Piping Systems has partnered with TRUMPF, a company that successfully develops and produces power tools for the worldwide industrial and construction sectors, to introduce the PEcut 1200.
The PEcut 1200 is designed to be a comprehensive solution for installing polyethylene distribution and cooling systems such as ELGEF Plus, ecoFIT, and COOL-FIT. It features a guiding system with a cross-dimensional tensioning belt that positions the saw unit at a 90° cutting angle, allowing it to be precisely positioned around the circumference of the pipe. Combined with a two-handed starting system, snap-on locking system, and additional safety sensors, the cutting tool ensures a safe and easy operation, even in challenging work environments. As the chain and blade do not require any oil, the saw unit eliminates the contamination of the subsequent welding zone, leading to improved pipe connections.
Additionally, the PEcut 1200 reduces costs as it serves as an all-in-one solution for pipe dimensions from 250 to 1,200 mm diameter and wall thicknesses from 10 mm to 180 mm. The easy on-site handling convinces due to the low weight of the components, less than 5 kg in total, and facilitates positioning even in hard-to-reach places in trenches or on rooftops. Battery-powered operation enables electricity on remote sites and guarantees that there are no cables close to the blade during operation.
Attila Mehes, Head of CoC Product Management Utility at GF Piping Systems sees the new cutting tool as an essential addition to the company’s product range. “Piping Systems can only reach their full potential when they are installed correctly. With the PEcut 1200, we offer a flexible, compact, and lightweight solution, enabling easy installation and, most importantly, operational safety for life.” he said.