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Valve Manufacturing

United Valve Puts Huge New Machine Tool in Service

United Valve Large VTLUnited Valve has just finished the first four weeks of operation of its huge new vertical boring Lathe (VTL). The 38’ tall machine, which weighs nearly 350,000 pounds, has the capacity to swing components up to 24 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Situated under a 40-ton capacity crane, the machine is the largest of its kind in any valve service company in the United States.

The company just finished a large repair order consisting of 42” and 48” class 300 gate valves and the machine was utilized to remove seat rings, lap seating surfaces and machine RTJ-groove ends.  

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