A pressing opportunity

Published:  15 November, 2016

HVP has teamed up with Geberit to offer readers the chance to switch to press fitting without the usual setup costs, by winning a Geberit Pressing Tool and Geberit Mapress Pressing Jaw Set

Press connection technology is fast becoming one of the top installation methods of choice for installers looking for a speedy, reliable turnaround on projects while also reducing risk on-site.

Simple to use and offering a potentially safer alternative to conventional pipework connection methods, Geberit Mapress can be used to fit supply systems including heating, cooling, gas and potable water.

Geberit Mapress requires no adhesives, solvents or hot works. The press fit connections can be easily rotated into tight spaces; particularly useful on retrofit projects.

Geberit Mapress prevents fire hazards at the building site, as work does not require an open flame, unlike other methods such as soldering or welding.

Pressing indicators and defined leak paths provide additional safety in that incorrectly closed connections are always detected during inspection and when the system is subjected to a leak test.

For hygiene reasons, all Geberit Mapress press fittings are sealed with a protection plug, which is only removed once they are processed. The colour of the plug also indicates their application.

The range of pressing tools extends from tools for small building sites to electrohydraulic tools for fast work progress and low-fatigue working. It includes corresponding pressing jaws and pressing collars.

Electrohydraulic pressing technology has advantages over conventional electromechanical pressing technology.

On the one hand, the devices are especially small, light and handy. On the other hand, this technology allows a higher pressing speed and thus a faster work progress.

The Geberit ECO 203 and ACO 203 tools are electrohydraulically driven, and the ACO 203 is equipped with lithium-ion battery technology.

As a result of the long battery life and short charge times, the tools have to go to the charging station less frequently and for shorter periods, so that fewer work stoppages occur.

A slim, non-slip rubber handle ensures safe and ergonomic handling. An electronic log book with a diagnostic function counts the pressing sequences and indicates when a service inspection is due. Geberit recommends that the tools are serviced every one or two years, depending on the model, or after approximately 40,000 pressing operations, whichever comes first. The jaws should be serviced yearly.

HVP is giving readers the chance to win a Geberit Pressing Tool and Geberit Mapress Pressing Jaw Set. Worth over £2,300, the prize includes everything needed to hit the ground running with the latest press fitting technology.

You can even book yourself into one of the company’s free training sessions to ensure you get the most out of the tool.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning a Geberit Pressing Tool and Geberit Mapress Pressing Jaw Set, print off this entry form, fill in your details and post it back to us for free to this address:

HVP/Geberit Competition

Hemming Infomation Services

32 Vauxhall Bridge Road

London SW1V 2SS

Alternatively, you can enter the competition via email by copying and pasting the entry form and emailing your completed answer to hvpmag@mail.hgluk.net. The closing date for entries is 6 January, 2017.

Q.  After approximately how many pressing operations do Geberit’s electrohydraulic pressing tools require a service inspection?

A: 60,000         

B: 30,000

C: 40,000

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Terms and conditions: • One winner will receive a Geberit Pressing Tool ACO102 [1] 691.015.P5.1 and Geberit Mapress Pressing Jaw Set [1] - sizes 15, 22, 28 and 35 • The prize is as stated and no alternative, substitute or upgrade will be given • By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all instructions set out above • The competition is open to registered UK readers of HVP over 18 years of age, except employees of Geberit and the Hemming Group • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per reader • No responsibility is accepted for illegible entries, or for those lost, delayed or damaged in the post • The editor’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into • Prizes subject to availability.

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