The professional tools in the RAUTOOL range ensure the easy and convenient installation of REHAU’s heating and drinking water solutions and help to achieve maximum efficiency on the construction site. At ISH 2021, REHAU will present its new generation of expander heads – enabling even quicker and permanently watertight connection of compression sleeve technology.
Reliable for over 30 years
The RAUTOOL installation tools can be used in a wide range of applications: drinking water and heating installations, underfloor heating and cooling, industrial applications such as for compressed air or cooling water and for the local and district heating supply. REHAU’s compression sleeve jointing system has ensured hygienic, secure connections free from dead spots in these applications for over 30 years. The connection can immediately be placed under pressure, is tightly sealed without using O-rings and can be produced in just three steps: expand the pipe end, insert the fitting and push on the sliding sleeve.
With the patented Quick Change® system, attaching and removing expander heads is reduced to just a single quarter-turn. With conventional threaded connectors, four complete turns are still required.
One-off expansion with the new QC1 generation
In future, it will also be possible to save time when expanding the pipe ends and installation safety will be further improved. In spring 2021, REHAU will be launching a new generation of RAUTITAN expander heads for compression sleeve jointing systems in sizes from 16 mm to 32 mm, for use with flex and stabil pipes. Thanks to these new Quick Change® QC1 expander heads, the pipe will only need to be expanded once from now on.
The expander heads currently used always need two expansion processes to widen the pipe by approx. 30 degrees. These expander heads will still be available. The reduction of the steps needed for the expansion and the extremely easy handling will ensure that the process for creating the permanently sealed connection of the pipes is even faster. The new QC1 expander heads will be available for RAUTITAN stabil (16-32) from the end of the first quarter of 2021. The RAUTITAN flex sizes (16-32) will follow at the end of the second quarter of this year.
Comprehensive tool range
The RAUTOOL system tools cover the dimension range from 10 mm to 160 mm. The modular concept with various drive types ensures that the right solution is available for every requirement. Powerful cordless tools ensure long operating times. In dark work areas, the integrated LED workspace lamps on the cordless tools provide sufficient light. The manual RAUTOOL tools are independent of the power supply, maintenance free and tried and tested in rough construction site conditions.
The system is completed by a comprehensive range of services, from construction site demonstrations and rental tools to professional training.
Those interested can find further information at www.rehau.de/rautool