Shop Equipment

Oct. 13, 2005
AMT's October issue is a hot products showcase. Here's a selection of shop equipment products.

Quick Shaper Work Center
The Tool Quick Shaped was designed by Ron Fournier and built by U.S. Industrial Tool & Supply is a combination English wheel/work center. It allows the operator to accomplish multiple tasks at one location. It features a portable English wheel with six forming rolls, foot-operated metal shrinker, large forming head, shot bag (less shot), 24-inch reach with 19-inch gap, and weighs 860 pounds. For more information visit or call (734) 354-1216.

Elevating Creeper
The Body Lift from RandS Enterprises is a vertical lift creeper used for working on aircraft. With its 56 adjustable positions you can access your single or corporate jet. The lift reduces fatigue and injuries, and increases productivity and profit. It has a weight limit of 600 pounds. For more information call (303) 702-1531.

Infrared Curing Equipment
TriskAero offers state-of-the-art short wave infrared curing equipment for the accelerated cure of aerospace advanced coatings and materials. It has been independently proven to be capable of accelerating paint curing/drying process from one week to less than two hours, with structural airframe and fuel tank sealant cure achievable in under one hour. Short wave infrared promotes penetration and through curing of advanced coatings to prevent quality defects. The ultra-uniform heat footprint prevents stress in composite and laminate structures. The portable and mobile systems are available for field and outstation repair for many processes including paints, sealants, adhesives, composites, decal removal, and moisture removal. For more information visit

Rotary Screw Compressors
Kaeser Compressors offers a range of rotary screw compressors from 3 to 600 hp. Pressures are available from 80 to 217 psig with flows to 2,900 cfm. Kaeser’s cooling airflow designs and sound-dampening enclosures provide quiet operation. For more information call (800) 777-7873 or visit

Epoxy/Urethane Floor Coatings
PolyMax offers epoxy/ urethane hangar coatings and floor systems for concrete. The coatings are smooth or slip-resistant finishes with excellent impact, abrasion and chemical resistance plus color stability. Features include exceptional bonding strength to concrete, color stability, resistance to damage from fuel and chemicals, and designed for heavy industrial traffic. For more information call (800) 459-7659 or visit

Large Cable Stripper
The Model 4040 large cable stripper from Eubanks Engineering has tremendous power for stripping tough insulations. It is a reliable, inexpensive means to automatically cut and strip your cable. It cuts and strips wire from 0.187 to 0.625 inch (5 mm to 16 mm) OD. The stripper processes stranded or solid conductor cable and multi-conductor cable and coaxial cable. It features two-stage and three-stage stripping, strip lengths up to 4 inches x 99 inches (101 mm x 999 mm), and cut lengths from 8 to 99,999 inches (203 mm to 999,999 mm). For more information visit or call (909) 283-2456.

Riveting Equipment
Orbitform Group offers orbital and impact riveting equipment for maintenance of aircraft brakes and repairs on all types of assembly parts on the ground and in the air. Its products provide durable fastening for brake pads. Riveters are easy to set up and use. Orbital forming makes precise joints with .001 accuracy. Custom systems are available for all types of forming and assembly applications. For more information visit or call (800) 957-4838.

Metal Forming Machine
The KF170PD Eckold Kraftformer air-powered sheet metal forming machine from U.S. Industrial Tool & Supply will shrink, stretch, planish, dome, punch, notch, and clinch. Made in Switzerland, it features pneumatic operation, quick change tooling, single stroke, wheel mounted for portability, 7-inch reach by 4-inch gap by 60 inches high, and weighs 550 pounds. It does up to 16-gauge mild steel and 14-gauge aluminum. For more information call (734) 354-1216 or visit

Compressed Air System
This compressed air system from Kaeser comes with a Sigma rotary screw compressor, refrigerated air dryer, and optional filter compactly mounted on a horizontal receiver tank. Compressor size ranges from 3 to 40 hp with maximum working pressures available from 80 to 205 psig. For more information call (800) 777-7873 or visit

Steam Vapor Cleaner
Create superheated high-pressure steam vapor with the Mini-Max cleaners from PDQ Precision. Heat softens contaminants and pressure removes them. Steam evaporates and only contaminants remain for disposal.

  • Portable, electrical with six-minute startup
  • Aqueous, waterless, no chemicals
  • Safe for humans and products
  • Penetrates inaccessible areas without disassembly saving time
  • Arma-Sol added to water to inhibit rust without leaving a residue

For more information call (858) 581-6370 or visit

Pressure Washer
Sioux Steam Cleaner Corp. offers pressure washers for cleaning dirt and jet fuel off of loaders, lifts, carts, conveyors, trucks, and equipment. Steam cleaners can be used for de-greasing and de-icing. The units are portable for remote use and self-contained for larger cleaning jobs. The heavy-duty equipment provides trouble-free service. For more information call (605) 763-3333 or visit

Eevaporative Cooler
Schaefer Ventilation Equipment offers the Pro-Kool evaporative cooler. It is constructed of a solid, UV-protected, rotomolded housing with a marbled finish. It features a 42-inch fan, a rugged 1-hp motor that helps generate 12,418 cfm, and delivering 20 percent more cooling comfort wherever you need it. The water reservoir is adjustable, making it more convenient, and adaptable. The six-wing, 42-inch stainless-steel fan blade produces optimum air movement with less noise. Special rugged edge coated cooling pads last longer and allow for easier cleaning. For more information call (800) 779-3267 or visit

Waste Management System
The Mini-Max waste management system from PDQ Precision is designed for parts cleaning and waste containment. They can be used with Mini-Max cleaners for all cleaning, degreasing, and corrosion removal in complete safety. Features include plastic curtains to protect the operator, drawers to contain waste products in absorbent pads, and powder coated steel or stainless-steel cabinets. Lights and exhaust fans are included. The cabinets fit on the cart which is portable. For more information visit www.minimaxcleaner or call (858) 581-6370.

Composite Repair Systems
WichiTech Ind. manufactures hot bond composite repair systems, thermocouple welders, heater blankets, and the RD3 digital electronic tap hammer. The equipment is self-contained, portable, and easy to use. For more information visit or call (410) 715-1076.