Functional Hydraulic Wedge Spreader

Often used in construction and repairs, as well as rescue operations, a hydraulic wedge spreader is used to separate heavy parts from one another, a task that is, otherwise, too arduous to be performed manually with bare hands.

Functions of a hydraulic wedge spreader

Hydraulic wedge spreaders, such as those from Kanazawa, typically come with two arms that are designed to have a narrow tip. The tip is wedged into a narrow gap between two components that need to be taken apart. With the use of hydraulic pressure, the two arms are separated which thus spreads the two components away from each other.

Owing to its shape, the hydraulic wedge spreader can be wedged into small gaps of six to ten millimetres. There is a range of wedge spreaders available for use that vary in their shape, configurations and the way they operate. It is important to inspect the work in detail before employing the right type of wedge spreader to perform the job.

For more equal distribution of force, the hydraulic wedge spreader can also be used alongside a flange spreader, a tool to remove flanges during maintenance works without damaging the flange itself.

There are various uses of the hydraulic wedge spreader. In the field of construction, the hydraulic wedge spreader is used to take apart various types of materials, such as during a demolition of a building, for instance. It is also used in repair works, especially when the item in question is faulty and needs force to be opened. During rescue operations, the wedge spreader is also used to save people, such as the need to pop open the doors of a car to save the driver and passengers stuck in the car due to a crash.

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