Mechanical Python Chain Clamp

mechanical python chain clamp
Mechanical Chain Clamp

Mechanical Python Chain Clamp

WorldWide Machining & Welding, Inc., has developed a new style of chain clamp that utilizes grade 80 double-roller nickel plated chain to apply equal clamping pressure around the entire circumference of the pipe, sleeve and/or stopple tee, improving alignment and overall fit-up.

Field Application

The Python Chain Clamp is ideally used during the sleeving process to clamp a sleeve or stopple tee fitting in place, achieving proper alignment and a tight overall fit-up, allowing for better weld application.

Features/Specifications

  • Powder-coated main clamp body.
  • D-pins for easy assembly.
  • Internal Acme screw allowing for maximum adjustment.
  • Powder-coated grabber head machined out of A514 grade B steel (T-1).
  • Grade 80 double-roller nickel plated chain.
  • Engineered and FEA-certified to apply 17,778 pounds of nearly 360 degrees of equal clamping pressure to the chain.

Use of the Python Chain Clamp during split tee and sleeving operations is significantly safer and more effective than the old-school jack and chain method commonly used. Use of the Python Chain Clamp eliminates the use of underrated chain and bottle jacks and, in relation, the safety hazard of a snapped chain and injury from jack failure.

The Mechanical Python can also be used in conjunction with the Modu-Tap drilling machine, resulting in direct cost savings.

Models Available

Part # Description Additional Description
MFG00344 PYTHON MECH CHAIN CLAMP Main Body – Mechanical with Storage Box
* Chain lengths are interchangeable depending on pipe size application.
MFG00338 CHAIN DBL ROLLER – 1016 10”-16” Pipe Dia Application
MFG00339 CHAIN DBL ROLLER – 1024 10”-24” Pipe Dia Application
MFG00340 CHAIN DBL ROLLER – 1036 10”-36” Pipe Dia Application
MFG00341 CHAIN DBL ROLLER – 1048 10”-48” Pipe Dia Application
MFG00342 CHAIN DBL ROLLER – 2 FOOT EXTENSION 2 ft Extension with Master Link
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