Wachs MDSF Modular Design Split Frame is the world’s newest and most comprehensive line of clamshell style portable machine tools on the market today. Our split frames are named for their ability to split in half at the frame, or “break open” and bolt back together again. This allows them to open and mount around the O.D. of inline piping. They are designed to cut, bevel, single point, counterbore and face flanges on pipe ranging from 2 in - 60in O.D. (DN50-1500), above the surface or below.
For applications requiring the most robust machining platform, such as heavy wall pipe or structures, our HDSF Heavy Duty Split Frame clamshell style machines are the largest and most rugged in the Wachs split frame family. They’re designed to cut, bevel, single point, counterbore and face flanges on large diameter pipes from 12” to 84” O.D. (DN300-2100), and are constructed with a bigger cross section, larger gear sets and hardened steel components for maximum stability and durability.