• Automatic Test & Process Lines
  • Spigot & Bell Deburring
  • Printing, Inside and Outside
  • Vacuum Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Spigot & Bell Measuring
  • Manhole Spigot Deburring
  • Manhole Printing
  • Manhole Vacuum Testing
  • Manhole Hydrostatic Testing
  • Manhole Spigot Measuring

Automatic Test & Process Lines

Automatic Test & Process LinesAt their core, HawkeyePedershaab is all about enabling and assisting the customer to produce consistently high-quality concrete products. Part of this initiative is embodied in the Tec-Line automatic testing and processing lines, normally integrated into a fully-automatic production system but also available as a stand-alone off-line process.

Spigot & Bell Deburring

Spigot & Bell DeburringIn order to improve a pipe’s cosmetic appearance, it is helpful to deburr the inner and outer joint shoulders of the pipe’s bell and spigot. HawkeyePedershaab automates this process through the use of pneumatic-powered crushing cones, pulverizing the fins on the pipe shoulder and leaving crisp, sharp joint shoulders.

The HawkeyePedershaab deburring systems are customizable to include both inner and outer deburring to both the spigot and bell or any combination of the above.

Features & Benefits:

  • Reduce costly and dangerous labor
  • Improve pipe cosmetics
  • Computer-controlled pneumatic crushing pressure adapts to cone wear
  • Easy replacement of special A1 tool steel crushing cones
  • Fast cycle time prevents deburring from being a factory bottleneck
  • Automatic adjustment between all pipe diameters
  • Able to deburr round, oval and arch shaped pipe

 

Printing, Inside and Outside

PrintingHawkeyePedershaab offers printing solutions for both the inside and outside of pipes. The printing equipment is complete with a structure to support and guide the printing device, a linear actuator, and a 32-valve, one-color ink jet printer with a five gallon ink supply and a low ink warning indicator. The printing equipment automatically actuates when the product enters the marking station.

The pipe printer is able to print a wide range of figures and letters and is integrated to an operator’s interface so that all pipes can be marked with a production reference, date, manufacturer’s code or logo. Additionally, the printer can be integrated with the vacuum test station or a bell/spigot measuring system to indicate a passed vacuum test.

Features & Benefits:

  • Reduces labor
  • Allows for dates, production references, manufacturer’s codes and/or logos to be placed on pipe
  • Quick operation prevents any plant bottlenecks
  • Automatically adjusts between all pipe sizes

Vacuum Testing

Vacuum TestingHawkeyePedershaab offers several automatic, quality-control check systems in their Tec-Line program–a popular one being the vacuum testing systems.

Vacuum testers are complete with an electrically-powered rotary screw vacuum pump and reservoir tank. Horizontal testers include two bulkheads coated with closed-cell neoprene for sealing the pipe ends. Vacuum is drawn to a preset value and held for a preset time. Pressure is monitored during the test cycle. If the product passes the vacuum test, the bulkheads automatically release. If the product does not pass, an alarm sounds. Models are available for testing manholes and concrete pipe in diameters up to 72”.

Features & Benefits:

  • Powerful rotary screw vacuum pump is capable of quickly pulling a vacuum of 24mm Hg
  • Quick vacuum pull allows for cycle times of less than one minute, preventing vacuum testing from becoming a factory bottleneck
  • Can be combined with outside printing system

Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic TestingThe most fool-proof quality control check one can make of their produced pipe is a true hydrostatic pressure test.

HawkeyePedershaab offers in-line and off-line hydrostatic testing stations designed to quickly fill concrete pipe with water to a pressure of 1 bar (14.5 psi) and then quickly dump the water, where it is recycled through a large holding tank for use on the next pipe, and send the pipe on its way.

When used in on-line applications, the HawkeyePedershaab hydrostatic tester is outfitted with a powerful pump and air bleeding valves in order to quickly fill and empty the pipe of water, preventing hydrostatic testing from being a crucial plant bottleneck.

Features & Benefits:

  • Powerful pumps and air bleeding valves for fast fill and empty capabilities
  • Improve pipe quality control through sure-fire hydrostatic testing method
  • Water reclamation and recycling system to prevent excess use of water

Spigot & Bell Measuring

Spigot & Bell MeasuringAt HawkeyePedershaab, it is our job to ensure the quality of your pipe and one of the ways we do this is by producing advanced quality-control devices such as our spigot and bell measuring equipment.

Positioned along the horizontal pipe outfeed line, the spigot and bell measuring devices take multiple readings along the periphery of the pipe joints, accurate to less than 0.1mm, measuring both diameter and roundness, and stores this data for generating quality control and statistical reports, which can even be printed on the pipe.

As an added benefit, the spigot and bell measuring device can be outfitted in conjunction with an outside printing system.

Features & Benefits:

  • Accurate measuring system, able to measure spigot and bell diameter and roundness within 0.1mm
  • Able to be placed in-line or off-line of an automatic testing line
  • Automatically adjusts to all pipe sizes
  • Able to be outfitted with optional outside printing system

Manhole Spigot Deburring

In order to improve a manhole’s cosmetic appearance and ensure proper joining in the field, it is helpful to deburr the inner and outer shoulders of the spigot. HawkeyePedershaab automates this process through the use of pneumatic-powered crushing cones, pulverizing the fins on the pipe shoulder and leaving crisp, sharp joint shoulders.

The HawkeyePedershaab manhole deburring systems are designed to deburr the manholes in their natural, vertical orientation and are customizable to include both inner and outer deburring to the spigot.

Features & Benefits:

  • Reduce costly and dangerous labor
  • Improve manhole cosmetics
  • Computer-controlled pneumatic crushing pressure adapts to cone wear
  • Easy replacement of special A1 tool steel crushing cones
  • Fast cycle time prevents deburring from being a factory bottleneck
  • Automatic adjustment between all manhole diameters

Manhole Printing

Manhole PrintingHawkeyePedershaab offers printing solutions for the outside of manhole products. In the manhole printing solutions, the manholes are printed while the manhole is in its natural, vertical orientation and are normally integrated into a fully-automatic manhole production line.

The manhole printer is able to print a wide range of figures and letters and is integrated to an operator’s interface so that all manholes can be marked with a production reference, date, manufacturer’s code or logo.

Features & Benefits:

  • Reduces labor
  • Allows for dates, production references, manufacturer’s codes and/or logos to be placed on manhole
  • Quick operation prevents any plant bottlenecks
  • Automatically adjusts between all manhole sizes

Manhole Vacuum Testing

HawkeyePedershaab offers several automatic, quality-control check systems in their Tec-Line program – a popular one being the vacuum testing systems. The manhole version of HawkeyePedershaab’s vacuum tester tests the manholes in a vertical orientation.

Vacuum testers are complete with an electrically-powered, rotary screw vacuum pump and reservoir tank. Horizontal testers include two bulkheads coated with closed-cell neoprene for sealing the manhole ends. The vacuum is drawn to a preset value and held for a preset time. Pressure is monitored during the test cycle. If the product passes the vacuum test, the bulkheads automatically release. If the product does not pass, an alarm sounds. Models are available for testing manholes up to 72”.

Features & Benefits:

  • Powerful rotary screw vacuum pump is capable of quickly pulling a vacuum of 24mm Hg
  • Quick vacuum pull allows for cycle times of less than one minute, preventing vacuum testing from becoming a factory bottleneck
  • Can be combined with outside printing system

Manhole Hydrostatic Testing

Manhole Hydrostatic TestingThe most trusted quality control check of produced manholes is a true hydrostatic pressure test. HawkeyePedershaab manhole hydrostatic testers are able to test a full range of manhole products, including base sections.

HawkeyePedershaab offers in-line and off-line hydrostatic testing stations designed to quickly fill manholes with water to a pressure of 1 bar (14.5 psi) and then quickly dump the water, where it is recycled through a large holding tank for use on the next manhole, and send the manhole on its way.

When used in on-line applications, the HawkeyePedershaab hydrostatic tester is outfitted with a powerful pump and air bleeding valves in order to quickly fill and empty the manhole of water, preventing hydrostatic testing from being a critical plant bottleneck.

Features & Benefits:

  • Powerful pumps and air bleeding valves for fast fill and empty capabilities
  • Improve manhole quality control through sure-fire hydrostatic testing method
  • Water reclamation and recycling system to prevent excess use of water

Manhole Spigot Measuring

Manhole Spigot MeasuringAt HawkeyePedershaab, it is our job to ensure the quality of your products and one of the ways we do this in manhole products is by quality-control devices such as our manhole spigot measuring equipment.

The manhole spigot measuring device takes multiple readings along the periphery of the manhole spigot, accurate to less than 0.1mm, measuring both diameter and roundness, and stores this data for generating quality control and statistical reports, which can even be printed on the manhole.

As an added benefit, the manhole spigot measuring device can be outfitted in conjunction with an outside printing system.

Features & Benefits:

  • Accurate measuring system, able to measure spigot diameter and roundness within 0.1mm
  • Able to be placed in-line or off-line of an automatic testing line
  • Automatically adjusts to all manhole sizes
  • Able to be outfitted with optional outside printing system