Triform Ring Expanders
Triform Ring Expansion Systems, used to form strong, symmetrical, ring-shaped parts, are commonly used in the aerospace industry for turbine engine manufacture. The ring expansion process helps minimize material thinning and virtually eliminates the stress point issues associated with traditional rolling and machining. These rings can be made from a variety of high-strength materials including Inconel, Hastelloy and Titanium, among others.
Customizable for Ultimate Flexibility
Triform’s ring expander solutions can be customized to the individual user’s needs. This customization includes jaw diameter, jaw height, jaw travel, tonnage capacity and other specifications. Leveraging Beckwood’s deep reservoir of experience with industrial machine control, Triform’s ring expanders are provided with precision programmability and recipe functionality via an Allen Bradley control platform.
Robust & Easy to Maintain
Every Triform ring expander structure is engineered for Infinite Life using finite element analysis (FEA) software. The designs are built to withstand the high forming and surface forces generated during the ring expansion process.
Systems are commonly provided with replaceable wear pads between the jaw segments and the draw cone, and are outfitted with Triform’s PressLink system for remote connectivity to the factory, ensuring efficient support. Built-in redundancies, such as dual linear and pressure transducers, prevent unexpected downtime.