The hydraulic bell packer assembly has added a quick-change feature which means producers can realize added quality and efficiency in their pipe operation. Rapid changeover of quick-change turning and vibrating standards is now possible due to the user-friendly design of the bell packer upper vibrator plate. Another benefit derived from new components is increased transfer of vibration from the bell packer to the socket curing pallet, further improving bell consolidation.
The hydraulic bell packer is standard on new Bi-directional pipe machines, or the assembly may be purchased as a conversion for any existing McCracken, Hydrotile or other type of packerhead pipe machine. The quick-change feature is available on both new machines and conversions, and requires the use of new quick-change turning and vibrating standards.
Producers may convert an existing hydraulic or electric self-cleaning bell packer to quick-change with the addition of a new upper vibrator plate, new turning and vibrating standards and the relocation and replacement of several existing minor components.