HYDRATIGHT announced it has released its MM120 Clamshell with all-steel split ring style housing, offering an operating range from 85.9 inches to 121.5 inches.

In a statement, the company said it is designed for the parting and beveling of larger diameter pipelines and vessels in situ, the MM120 split frame lathe builds upon a range of Hydratight cold cutting, beveling and severing clamshells.

The MM120 is powered with a high displacement hydraulic motor providing maximum cutting torque, and the housing is constructed of steel components which assure a rigid set-up even under the most demanding conditions, Hydratight said.

For ease of set-up, the MM120 can be disassembled into four components.

The mounting ring is equipped with 16 locators, with each adjustable locator equipped with adjustable feet with 0.56 inches of axial adjustment to aid in set-up.

Hydratight said the solid body locators cover a 36 inch range and eliminates the need for multiple extensions, with access plates along the gear face allowing for increased ease of tolerance adjustments and refurbishment.

The MM120 has several bolt-on accessories that extend the machine’s range of application including cutting, beveling, facing and ID boring.

All bolt-on accessories are actuated using a remote tripper assembly, which Hydratight says provides increased control and safety.

Hydratight machining product manager Mike Mroz said the company had experienced a surge in demand for large diameter in-situ machining solutions as new projects began in the petrochemical, mining and heavy construction industries.

“The option of renting tools is often a faster, more cost-effective way to obtain the latest portable machine tools or to supplement existing machines without making unnecessary capital expenditures,” he added.

“We anticipate the MM120 to not only be a great tool for purchase, but also an important rental option for our customers.”