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HGG SPC 1500-3000 VHC

HGG Pipe and Vessel Cutting Machine SPC 1500 – 3000 VHC

The SPC pipe and vessel head cutting machine is the answer to pressure vessel manufacturers spending too much time on lay-outs. The SPC-VHC saves fabricators time on laying out, cutting, fitting and welding.
Vessel fabrication is labor intensive and skilled craftsmanship is rare. That is why HGG automates key elements in the process of making vessels by integrating work preparation, laying out, cutting and beveling into one machine – the SPC VHC – a dedicated vessel profiling machine for beveled cutting of both vessel heads and shells. The SPC VHC is the ideal solution for vessel cutting, capable of cutting vessel heads, shells, nozzles, reinforcement pads and hillside holes, all with a bevel to create weld preparation and all on the same machine.





Vessel head cutting

The SPC pipe and vessel head cutting machine is the answer to pressure vessel manufacturers spending too much time on lay-outs. The SPC-VHC saves fabricators time on laying out, cutting, fitting and welding.

PerfectFit™

Holes need to be truly round and accurate in order to make sure the connecting part or nozzle fits. The holes cut on this machine have the root opening and a constant welding groove down so the part directly fit.

Elimination of Lay-out

The amount of time to lay-out all cut-outs is time consuming and generally done in a rather unsafe working condition. After initializing on the reference point of the vessel, accurate positioning of the marking/cutting tool allows check and control by the operator.

Today’s challenges in the process industry are mostly related to increasingly demanding weld regulations, the need for fast and easy material traceability and the limited availability of highly-skilled welders.

Pre-fabricated vessels and piping parts need to be assembled under strict pipe shops regulations. By automating the vessel head cutting process and applying smart weld preparation techniques the materials are ready for fast and easy fitting and welding.

The automation of the vessel head cutting process also reduces weld volume significantly, which can in-turn reduce on-site labor costs by as much as 30%.

Vessel heads

Laying out hole patterns, along with cutting, fitting and welding are all very time consuming processes. Holes need to be truly round and accurate. When handling thicker walls, deviations during cutting can impact greatly the welding volume. HGG’s pipe and vessel cutting machine automates and simplifies the way fabricators keep their welders doing what they are good at, without wasting a lot of time on grinding and fitting.

Apart from being installed as a stand-alone vessel head cutting machine, the SPC 3000 VHC pipe and vessel head cutting machine can be integrated in the SPC range, allowing a machine with a single vessel head cutting tool to perform work on either vessels or dish heads. This makes the SPC-VHC tank head cutting and vessel cutting machine a more versatile machine bringing even more value for money.

Industry application: pipe and vessel cutting machine for pressure vessels, vessel heads, shells, dished heads, dished ends, nozzles, boilers, heat exchangers.

 SPC 1500 VHC1525 mm (60”)30t6–12 m (20’–40’)
 SPC 2000 VHC2035 mm (80”)
 SPC 2500 VHC2500 mm (98”)
 SPC 3000 VHC3000 mm (118″)60t