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  1. Air Amplifier Price: What Should I Be Paying?

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    Air amplifiers are important for the success of various industries and applications. When centralized air pressure systems need extra capacity, air amplifiers help fill localized demand. Installing an air amplifier to boost pressure at the point of use will allow for decreasing shop-wide air pressure.  A quality air amplifier system can save thousands of dollars annually in compressed air costs.

    MAXPRO® Air Amplifier Package Systems are designed to withstand extreme conditions.   Available in standard and custom models, our air amplifier systems are user-friendly, with controls for adjusting  pressure and flow.  A MAXPRO® Air Amplifier system will arrive complete and ready to use with valves, gauges, and storage tanks tailored to suit your application.

    Learn how the right air amplifier can save your business money in the short and long run.

    Air Amplifier Pricing: How Can My Business Save Money?

    Producing compressed air can be expensive and requires a lot of energy. Reducing the workload on the compressor is a smart way to save on energy costs and minimize daily wear and tear on the equipment. Eventually, this translates to lower maintenance costs, enhanced efficiency, and extended lifespan.

    For example, if you have a piece of equipment in your plant that needs 120-130 psi while other equipment requires only 80 psi, you may be forced to maintain pressure at 120-130 psi throughout the entire plant just to run that one workstation. In addition to consuming more energy and paying more for it, you may also have greater losses due to leaks, which are magnified at high line pressures.

    Reducing air pressure by 2 psi decreases the compressor horsepower by approximately 1%. If you reduce system pressure by 20 psi, you can decrease horsepower from the compressor by about 10%.

    Similarly, lowering shop-wide pressure by 40 psi reduces the load on the compressor by 20%, translating into an annual savings of thousands of dollars in compressed air costs. Given these annual cost savings, you can recoup the initial capital expenditure of acquiring a MAXPRO® Air Amplifier Package in a matter of months. Here are the benefits you stand to gain with a MAXPRO® Air Amplifier Package:

    • Reduced energy costs: Lower shop pressure and higher specific machine pressure contribute to overall energy savings.
    • Enhanced production efficiency and product quality: Optimal pressure levels result in improved manufacturing processes and higher product standards.
    • Easy installation: The MAXPRO® Air Amplifier requires only shop air for operation, simplifying setup.
    • Automated operation: It automatically stalls at pressure and restarts upon air use, streamlining workflow.
    • Predictable maintenance: Simple maintenance procedures ensure consistent performance.
    • Cost-effective: Our air amplifiers require a lower investment compared to traditional electrical-driven compressors.
    • Enhanced portability: MAXPRO® Air Amplifiers feature a streamlined design with fewer components, enabling easy relocation.
    • Flexible installation: It is mountable on ceilings, walls, under benches, or within machines for versatility.
    • Noise control: The air amplifier operates at reasonable noise levels (around 80 dba) and remains silent in stall condition.

    Turnkey Air Amplifier Solutions from MAXPRO®

    MAXPRO® air amplifier systems are ideal for turnkey workstations requiring a reliable, regulated supply of elevated shop air pressure for various cylinders, pneumatic clamps, tools, and other air-driven tasks. We specialize in crafting turnkey amplifier systems tailored to specific applications. Tap into our extensive expertise in high-pressure solutions to benefit your operations.

    Reduce Your Operational Costs with a Quality Air Amplifier System from MAXPRO® Technologies

    A quality air amplifier system is crucial for the cost-effective, energy-efficient operation of various industrial processes. Since 1995, MAXPRO® Technologies has been the exclusive distributor of Maximator® air amplifiers, gas boosters, and air-driven liquid pumps in North America. As a trusted provider of high-pressure technology, MAXPRO® strives to provide top-notch air amplifiers in various standard configurations and custom designs tailored to your specific volume and pressure requirements.

    Download our free eBook to learn more about how air amplifiers work and how your facility can benefit from them. If you’re ready to start your solution, contact us or request a quote.

  2. Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Equipment

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    What Is Hydrostatic Testing?

    Hydrostatic testing, or a hydrotest, is the process of testing piping systems, pressure vessels, gas cylinders, fuel tanks, and boilers for leaks. The test involves filling the system with a test liquid, usually water, and raising the pressure to a desired level. Test operators then monitor the system for measurable or visible leaks during the specified test period.

    Hydrotesting is an important process that helps analyze a pressurized system’s integrity. It plays a critical role in identifying faulty equipment and preventing potentially dangerous consequences for people and infrastructure in the surrounding environment. Learn more about hydrostatic testing, key considerations, and the hydrotesting equipment we offer at MAXPRO® Technologies.

    When Is Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Required?

    Hydrostatic pressure testing is a mandatory requirement to ensure compliance with the ASME B31 Pressure Piping Code and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Compliance with these regulations helps to ensure worker safety and avoid legal sanctions and liabilities.

    Below is an overview of regulatory timelines for hydrostatic pressure testing for different systems.

    Fire Extinguisher Systems

    For dry chemical fire extinguishers, hydrostatic pressure testing should be done every 12 years. Carbon dioxide, pressurized water, and wet chemical fire extinguishers require more frequent testing—every five years.

    Piping Systems

    For pipeline systems, federal regulations require a hydrostatic test before any operation commences. Routine water pressure testing may be conducted once per year, or more frequently if leaks are suspected.

    High-Pressure Cylinders

    The DOT requires hydrostatic testing for cylinders every three, five, or 10 years depending on age, material type, cylinder content, and any special permits from the manufacturer.

    Boilers and Heat Exchangers

    Hydrostatic pressure testing for boilers and heat exchange units involves filling the system with water and pressurizing it to one and a half times the MAWP for a short period of time. If there are any leaks, the boiler cannot be used for routine use. This test ensures that the system can tolerate the high pressures and temperatures required during operation.

    Considerations for Your Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Application

    The following are important things to consider when selecting hydrostatic test equipment.


    Hydrostatic testing involves two types of pressure: initial pressure and testing pressure. The initial pressure is the pressure after the test specimen is prefilled. The testing pressure is the required pressure the specimen is raised to for testing.

    Testing Frequency

    Your choice of hydrostatic test equipment should be able to handle the frequency of tests required, whether it’s daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.

    Flow Rate Required or Volume of the Specimen to Be Tested

    You’ll need to know the flow rate required for the test or the volume of the specimen that requires testing. This will allow you to select properly sized testing equipment.


    It’s also important to know how much time is available for the test to reach the desired pressure. Economic option: A smaller pump can be specified if time to pressurize is not critical.

    Driver Type

    Also decide on the type of driver preferred, such as engine, electric motor, power take-off or pneumatic.

    Our Hydrostatic Pressure Testing Equipment

    At MAXPRO® Technologies, we provide the following high-quality hydrostatic pressure testing equipment.

    • MAXPRO® PowerCube: Designed for on-the-spot, accurate hydrostatic testing, the MAXPRO® PowerCube features large dual pumps, high flow, and an intuitive control panel, all in a compact stainless steel design.
    • MAXPRO® Two-Wheeled Test Carts: Portable test carts are crucial for oilfield environments. We offer multiple test cart arrangements depending on your testing needs and applications.
    • MAXPRO® Hydrostatic Power Packs: With a lightweight, portable, and self-contained design, our power packs are cost-effective hydraulic power options suitable for elevating pressures in water, oil or even chemical mixes.
    • MAXPRO® Pump Skid Systems: We provide compact and complete pump skid systems for water or oil service, with pressure capacities between 500 and 60,000 psi.
    • MAXPRO® Test Benches: We also provide test benches for water, air, gas, and oil service. Options include vertical or horizontal test chambers and manual, semi-automated, or PLC controls. In addition to hydrostatic testing, our test benches can be used for leak testing and burst testing.
    • MAXPRO® High-Pressure Air-Driven Liquid Pumps: Our high-pressure data logger simplifies test data recording from MAXPRO® Liquid Pump systems.

    Let MAXPRO® Handle Your Hydrostatic Testing Equipment Needs

    It’s important to select the right hydrostatic testing equipment for safe, efficient, accurate, and regulatory-compliant leak detection service. Contact MAXPRO® Technologies for high-quality hydrostatic pressure testing equipment for your needs. We specialize in engineer-to-order package systems, custom-designed and built to meet your hydrostatic test requirements.

  3. Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages (Nitrogen Gas Booster Systems)

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    MAXPRO Technologies Inc. designs, engineers, and builds a wide variety of high-quality “Bootstrap” Gas Booster Packages to boost nitrogen pressure. Here we will discuss what MAXPRO Technologies Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages are and how they work along with their typical applications and benefits.

    What Is a Bootstrap Gas Booster Package?

    Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages are capable of boosting gas pressures over a wide range from just a few hundred psi all the way up to 36,000 psi. Our bootstrap systems differ from our gas racks in that all of the components are mounted on the booster itself as opposed to our frame mount designs. Bootstraps are ideal for integration into applications where space is limited and when portability and economy are key considerations.

    Since we can design and build our Bootstrap Packages around any of our 32 models of air-driven Maximator gas boosters, we are able to tailor them to meet your individual gas boosting needs.

    How Does a Bootstrap Gas Booster System Work?

    The term “bootstrap” comes from the fact that there isn’t any frame. All components load onto the booster, resulting in systems that are considerably smaller and more portable. They are also easy to integrate into existing machinery.

    Along with the gas booster itself, Bootstrap systems include essential modular components:

    • Air Control Package – Drive air regulator and filter, air pressure gauge, shut-off ball valve, and fittings
    • Inlet Plumbing – Connects the gas source to the booster inlet ports
    • Outlet Plumbing – Collects boosted pressure gas from the outlet ports and provides a common connection to the customer’s application system.

    Running a bootstrap gas booster system involves several key steps. Initially, the air drive is turned off using the included air shut-off ball valve. Next, the air regulator is adjusted so drive air pressure is correct to achieve the desired gas outlet pressure according to the booster’s pressure ratio. Once the air regulator is set, the shut-off ball valve can be slowly opened to start the booster. Once the booster is running, adjustable air pressure pilot switches then control the system.

    Air pilot switches used on bootstrap packages are available in either normally open (“NO”) or normally closed (“NC”) configurations. The “NO” pressure pilot switch is connected to the booster’s high-pressure circuit side and is set to shut off pilot air to the booster once the outlet pressure reaches the desired level. The “NC” pressure pilot switch is connected to the inlet gas circuit and will shut off pilot air to the booster once the gas supply pressure drops below a certain level. High-pressure circuit “NO” pilot switches are standard on all MAXPRO Technologies gas booster package systems. “NC” pressure pilot switches are not standard but can be quoted.

    System Applications

    Our Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages work with a wide variety of applications across a range of industries. Some of these specific applications include:

    • Pressure component leak testing
    • Gas-charging accumulators
    • Low-pressure gas recovery from supply bottles – this is particularly important where costly gases such as helium, high purity argon, neon, and others are used.
    • Gas-assist injection molding
    • Pressurizing gas cylinders and shock absorbers
    • Boosting gas pressures from vaporized liquids
    • Boosting gas pressure from oxygen and nitrogen generators

    How Can My Operation Benefit from MAXPRO’s Turnkey Solution?

    If you’re searching for the perfect gas booster for your application, MAXPRO’s Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages can give you what you need to drive results. Our systems don’t require any electrical power for operation, making them an effective, efficient, and safe solution for gas pressurization. Additionally, we ship our packages fully assembled, tested, and prepared to install immediately upon arrival at your facility.

    The experienced professionals at MAXPRO are ready to help you select the right products for your application today. Our team of knowledgeable engineers and customer service representatives has extensive experience matching various MAXPRO systems to our customer’s unique specifications. Our technicians build and test gas booster package systems literally every day!

    If you would like to find out more about our Bootstrap Gas Booster Packages and other products, contact us today to request more information.

  4. Hydrogen Technology Expo

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    The MAXPRO Technologies team is excited to share that you’ll be able to find us at Booth #600 at this year’s Hydrogen Technology North America Expo. Held at the NRG Centre in Houston, Texas, from June 28 to 29, 2023.  This event aims to promote the development of the latest hydrogen technologies and solutions.

    Details About the Event

    Hydrogen Technology Conference & Expo

    Industry experts will gather at the Hydrogen Technology Conference & Expo to discuss various technologies for applications in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Attendees can expect to learn directly from other professionals throughout the whole hydrogen value chain, with a focus on discussing: 

    • Low-carbon hydrogen production
    • Scalable distribution
    • Efficient storage
    • Mobile and stationary applications of hydrogen technology

    The event will attract more than 110 speakers, 200 exhibitors, and 3,500 attendees. Everyone in attendance will have the chance to both educate and learn from each other about the latest advancements changing the shape of the industry and the future. Attendees will get to see in action the various engineering solutions, manufacturing systems, advanced materials, evaluation tools, and infrastructure necessary to commercialize hydrogen energy.

    Attend the Conference

    Representatives of the entire supply chain in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry will gather at the Hydrogen Technology Expo to share information about the latest design, advanced materials, manufacturing, and testing solutions for hydrogen fuel cells. 

    When you register for this expo, you’ll be able to hear from the event’s 110+ speakers and gain access to all four sessions taking place at the Hydrogen Technology Expo as well as the adjacent Carbon Capture Technology Expo.

    Register for the Event Today

    Don’t miss out on this important industry event! Register for the Hydrogen Technology Expo and get your free expo pass. 

    As the only North American distributor of Maximator® products, MAXPRO Technologies is excited to be attending the 2023 Hydrogen Technology Expo and sharing our expertise about the specialized systems necessary for hydrogen applications. We also look forward to connecting with and learning from other industry professionals so that we can further improve our product and service offerings for our customers. MAXPRO Technologies provides a variety of gas boosters, valves,  fittings, and tubing to ensure that hydrogen systems operate safely and efficiently. We hope to see you at the expo!

    For any additional questions or concerns, contact us today.

  5. Custom and Standard High Pressure Systems

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    The engineering and development team at MAXPRO® Technologies Inc. is experienced in creating high-pressure custom and standard pressure systems with applications ranging from burst testing to hydrotesting and beyond. We’ll work closely with you to understand your requirements and make recommendations so that we can design high-pressure custom systems to your exact needs with quality Maximator® GmbH pressure components. Browse our selection of standard and custom solutions to learn more about the potential capabilities of your next high-pressure system.

    Air Amplifier Systems

    Maximator® brand air amplifiers provide cost-effective air amplification to boost air pressure within industrial plants and job shops as well as specific machinery. Inlet air powers these systems rather than electricity, offering added energy efficiency without requiring you to swap out your current air compressor system. Specific models include:

    • Model #AS-GPLV5-20GV-R. This unit can provide air pressure of up to 600 psi. It’s plumbed and mounted on a 20-gallon tank rated for 600 psi per ASME standards. The basic package can provide 5:1 air amplification, with an actual ratio of 6:1.
    • Model #AS-MPLV2-1G. This model offers a 2:1 air amplification point-of-use boost and is well-suited to low-flow applications.
    • Model #AS-DLA5-4G-R-CAB. MAXPRO systems set the standard for quiet operation, but this model takes it to the next level by utilizing acoustical foam-lined enclosures to insulate the unit and lessen noise pollution.
    • Model #AS-DLA15-1-5G-R-PS. This model provides amplified air using shop air supply, with an available test pressure of up to 1500 psi, all within a compact system. You can tailor these models to the pressure needs of your application.

    Gas Booster Systems

    Hydrogen gas pressure intensification is an increasingly popular solution for high-pressure systems. As part of our commitment to innovation, MAXPRO offers engineered-to-order gas booster systems in addition to standard varieties. Our product line includes:

    • Model #MTIG2-5-1L-15-30-REC36-2R. Connecting multiple boosters together enables this model to increase air pressure from 80 to 2500 psi. The pressurized air moves from the gas receiver in which it’s stored through multiple outlet regulators, enabling systems of this model to provide air with varying outlet pressures.
    • Model #MTTB3.5-30-2-ER5000. This model offers multiple testing capabilities, with a burst test and a bubble leak test system. The latter pressurizes a test piece with nitrogen at pressures as high as 3500 psi prior to flooding the chamber.
    • Model #MTIG3.5-30-2. This unique system allows for easy hydraulic line gas testing at pressures of up to 3500 psi. The system comes on casters for optimal mobility and space in the rear for nitrogen bottle storage.

    Liquid Pumping Systems

    MAXPRO’s standard and custom liquid pumping systems are the solution for any facility that needs higher hydraulic pressure utilizing shop air alone. With our selection of Maximator® products, you can achieve pressures of 60 psi up to 101000 psi in models with various configurations.

    • EconoCube Hydrostatic Test Unit. With a simple-to-use air control package, this unit incorporates an inlet high-capacity water filter, a 2.5-inch glycerin-filled pressure gauge, vent valves, and outlet isolation. Its stainless steel construction enables pure water service on a highly pressurized circuit.
    • PowerCube Hydrostatic Test Unit. Get up to 30000 psi with this portable, lightweight unit. At 115 pounds, it includes both water and air filtration with high-flow outlet plumbing in stainless steel.
    • Model #MTPS3-O-PP37HL-20GSS-RV-5OUT-3REGACC. This unit stores oil in its onboard bladder accumulator at a maximum of 3000 psi and then sends it through outlets at varying pressures simultaneously with its three high-pressure, regulator-controlled circuits.
    • Model #MTTB1-W-N-M-PP8. This manually controlled liquid pump model with a sizable containment chamber attached simplifies non-burst hydrostatic testing by eliminating the risk of test fluid leaks.
    • Model #MTPS03-O-L25D-30G-RD-CYCLE. Using an L25D air-driven, double-acting pump, this unit is versatile, with both PLC control and a manual override option. 
    • Model #MTTC-03-W-L25D-8G-RD-CYCLE. This high-flow unit has an L25D double-head pump to deliver outlet flow on every stroke.
    • Model #MTTB05-W-N-R-GX60-N-N-HD. Our Maximator® GX60 air-driven liquid pump is applicable for polyethylene piping up to 8 inches for static and burst testing. It can generate pressure as high as 5000 psi.
    • Model #MTPS05-W-L60-N-DD-MTPL. With designated applications in burst testing samples, this model uses a diaphragm pump that’s air-driven, drawing water from a reservoir to effectively purge and fill the burst testing samples.
    • Model #MTPS05-W-L35-2-N-RD-PFC/MTTB482424SS-75G. When you need full manual control and the ability to reach 5000 psi in test pressure, this unit is the right choice. It has an L35-2 air-driven liquid pump for high performance and uses a vertical pump skid frame to simplify operations.

    Download Our eBook to Learn More

    The team at MAXPRO is here to help with a wide range of system options backed by over two decades of expertise. Download our ebook today to find out more about our high-pressure system solutions and how we can support your operation.

  6. Semi-Automated Gas Skid System

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    This semi-automated cycle gas skid system supports customers requiring specific pressure test parameters that are often beyond the capability of hydraulic media systems. Built for nitrogen or compressed air applications, this system is programmed to cycle between 50 psi and 1,500 psi for a predetermined number of cycles using gas pressure.

    Using an air-driven nitrogen gas booster, this system maintains stored gas pressure in a precharged gas accumulator. A pressure regulator controls the accumulator/booster’s source of gas pressure energy. The pressure regulator can be programmed to achieve selectable ramp rates, hold times, decay rates, and repetitive cyclic loops for multiple-cycle tests. The computer interface option allows for complete documentation, recording, pressure control, and programming capabilities. 

    To learn more about our gas boosters, check out our High-Pressure Gas Boosters page or browse our catalog. If you’d like to discuss your project with us, contact MAXPRO Technologies today.

  7. Air Amplifier System AS-DLA15-1-1G-PS

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    Our Air Amplifier System AS-DLA15-1-1G-PS utilizes a Maximator Model DLA15-1 Air Amplifier and offers an ideal solution for boosting compressed air to pressure ranges higher than most typical shop air systems.

    This is an ideal system for amplifying compressed air from 100 psi to 1,000 psi. It is equipped with a single-acting, single-stage air booster and is entirely pneumatically driven, no electric power required. Highlighted benefits include:

    -Compact design that saves space

    -Easy installation

    -Only requires a supply of compressed air that is equal to or greater than 100 psi

    Built into the system is a pressure switch that can be adjusted and set to pressures ranging from 435 psi to 1,000 psi. The main advantage of the pressure switch is that it automatically shuts off the system once the required pressure is reached. It can also automatically restart the system as compressed air is withdrawn from the system. Once the system senses a 10 percent drop from the set pressure, the amplifier will restart and begin to cycle again, creating more compressed air to refill what has been extracted. Combined with a 1-gallon sample cylinder attached to the system, this amplifier is ideal for small projects that require a few liters of compressed air to be ready on tap.

    To learn more about our air amplifiers, visit our Air Amplifiers page or browse our catalog. Download our “Air Amplifiers & Systems” brochure for more detailed specifications on our products. If you’re ready to discuss or order your air amplifier solution, contact us today.

  8. Equipment Considerations for Hydrogen Applications

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    Due to the inherent dangers of working with pressurized hydrogen, it is important to utilize high-pressure equipment that is reliable even in hazardous conditions. An understanding of the specific considerations for these types of applications helps ensure workplace safety and compliance with industry standards.

    Importance of Using the Right High-Pressure Equipment

    When compared to other types of fuel, hydrogen has a very wide flammability range. It is therefore vital that high-pressure equipment used in hydrogen applications does not have any weak points, as hydrogen may press against these points to create cracks or leakage. If the equipment cannot safely contain hydrogen, there are several hazards to be cognizant of.

    When pressurized hydrogen causes a crack in the piping system, it may lead to explosions. This is particularly dangerous because hydrogen requires such low amounts of energy to ignite. Hydrogen flames are difficult to see in daylight and do not produce smoke, making them challenging to identify without getting hazardously close.

    In addition to the risks surrounding hydrogen explosions and flames, other hazards to note include:

    • Hydrogen embrittlement. When hydrogen causes a material to lose ductility and become brittle.
    • Hydrogen permeation. A phenomenon wherein hydrogen ions penetrate thin diaphragms, leading to inaccurate measurements.
    • Hydrogen asphyxiation. A significant risk when hydrogen accumulates during a leak.


    Factors to Consider When Selecting High-Pressure Equipment

    When selecting the appropriate high-pressure valves, fittings, and tubing, there are many factors to consider:


    High Pressure Valves

    High pressure hydrogen valves must meet strict industry standards to ensure high performance even in harsh environments. Factors to consider when choosing a hydrogen gas valve include:

    • Temperature range. The valve must be able to operate well at a wide range of temperatures.
    • Regulating stem design. A regulating stem controls the flow of gas.
    • Seat material. Metal seats create a tighter shut-off, resulting in improved equipment longevity.
    • Valve body patterns. There is a range of patterns available depending on the needs of the application.
    • Sizes and ratings. Choosing the appropriate size ensures the valve will perform well under the required pressure.


    High Pressure Fittings

    Factors to consider when choosing high pressure fittings include:

    • Types of fittings. There are a range of fitting types to choose from, including adapters, couplings, and elbows.
    • Sizes and ratings. Depending on the size, fittings may have a pressure rating of standard, medium, high, or ultra high.
    • Quality control and industry standards. High pressure fittings should meet quality control standards such as those set by ASME.


    High Pressure Tubing

    When choosing high pressure tubing, it is important to consider both the diameter size and the pressure ratings. Tubing with a smaller diameter will generally withstand higher pressures than tubing with a larger diameter.

    When paired with the proper equipment, hydrogen has a vast array of applications, including:

    • Fuel cells
    • Power plant generator cooling
    • Chemical
    • Petroleum refining
    • Oil and gas
    • Hydrogenation of unsaturated fatty acids in vegetable oils
    • Hydrogen fueling stations
    • Glass manufacturing
    • Aerospace applications
    • Welding, annealing, and heat-treating metals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Fertilizer and ammonia production
    • Waterjet
    • High pressure food processing
    • Semiconductor manufacturing
    • Hydraulic power units


    Hydrogen Applications Guide

    Because hydrogen is highly combustible, it is critical to choose the best valves, fittings, tubing and gas boosters for safe operation. Check out our latest resource, Products for Hydrogen Applications from Maximator GmbH & Maxpro Technologies, for an in-depth look at high-pressure valves, fittings, and filters that are made to support the needs of hydrogen applications.

    MAXPRO Solutions

    For over two decades, MAXPRO has been providing industry-leading hydrogen solutions for customers across a range of industries. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified, with a strong commitment to quality. Our equipment meets the standards of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC, and is TUV certified and CE Mark compliant.

    High-Pressure Equipment from MAXPRO

    Choosing appropriate equipment is vital when working with pressurized hydrogen. Our experienced team will work with you to determine the options that best suit the needs of your project. Find more information in our brochure, or request your quote today to begin working with us on your next project.

  9. Maxpro Technologies Acquires Maximator Test

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    Fairview, PA — April 11, 2022 — Maxpro Technologies Inc. now offers offers high-pressure testing services with the acquisition of Maximator Test, LLC, in Gurnee, IL.

    maximator high pressure testingMaximator Test offers a full range of high-pressure testing services, including leak, impulse and proof testing with pressures to 65,000 psi, and burst testing with pressures to 145,000 psi.  Maximator Test also offers autofrettage services to 145,000 psi.

    Maximator Test is a resource for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) testing, component/assembly validation testing, and material validation testing.   Maximator Test offers unique test equipment to provide accurate data needed to make cost-saving decisions.

    Paul Bowser, President of Maxpro Technologies said “Maximator Test is a good fit for the Maxpro brand because we are the exclusive North American distributor of Maximator high pressure products, including valves, fittings, tubing, air amplifiers, gas boosters and liquid pumps and also standard and custom-designed high pressure packaged power systems”.

    If you would like to learn more about high pressure testing services offered by Maximator Test, please contact our team here.

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  10. Changing Coning Blades and Die Chasers on the Coning & Threading Machines

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    Since 2011,  MAXPRO Technologies has been building  patented, easy-to-operate coning and threading machines.  Coned and threaded connections are a safe and reliable option for medium, high, and ultra-high pressure tubing.  Follow these instructions for changing the coning blades and die chasers. Click here to watch a video.  

    Things You’ll Need

    • Screwdriver or rod
    • Die chasers
    • Coning blades
    • Tommy bar (supplied with the machine)
    • Setting tool (Supplied in the tool kit)

    Coning Blade Installation 

    1.  Two coning blades are required for each size and pressure, ¼” through ¾”, and must be identical.  
    2.  One or two coning blades may be used for 1” OD tubing, 15,200 psi or 22,500 psi pressure rated tubing.  Two identical blade operation is standard for 1” OD tubing.  One blade may be used, especially if paired with optional 1” deburring blade for the ID of the tube.
    3.  One coning blade and one ID deburring blade is used for coning 1½” OD 15,200 psig tubing.
    4.  Countersunk hole is on the top blade surface to accept a #8-32 flat head cap screw.
    5.  Check to make sure there are no chips in the blade pocket on the Tool Holder.
    6.  Set each coning blade Part # side up  in the pocket and tighten firmly with 3/32” Allen wrench (provided).

     Thread Chaser Installation

    1. Access Die Head by sliding the carriage with the lever handle into the CONE position and lift the plastic shield.

    2. Trip head into open position

    Thread Chaser Installation

    3. Open Head for Chaser Insertion

    Chaser Access

    4. Inserting Chasers

    Inserting Die Chasers

    5. Closing the Die Head

    Coning Pitch Adjustment 

    1. With the Die Head in the closed, ready to thread position, check for the proper thread diameter by attempting to screw in a known good threaded tube, or, alternatively use a rod with an outside diameter equal to the minor thread diameter. If the test tube does not thread in, or threads in too tight or loose, adjusting ring binding (set) screw (5/32″ Allen wrench provided) on the adjusting ring must be loosened and the adjusting ring rotated with a 5/16″ diameter pin (provided) inserted into a hold on the adjusting ring.

    Loosen adjusting ring binding screw using provided hex key

    2. There are two marks on the adjusting ring. Rotating the ring towards “S” makes the thread diameter smaller (moving ring CCW as you’re facing the Die Head). Rotating the ring towards “L” makes the thread diameter larger (moving the ring CW as you’re facing the Die Head).

    By means of a pin inserted into the hold of the adjusting ring, turn until desired thread size is obtained.

    3. Check for proper thread diameter using matching size minor thread setup gauge (provided with complete tooling kits). Care should be taken not to force the chasers onto the setup gauge. Alternatively, a known good threaded tube can be screwed into the chasers. Ensure the tube does not thread in too tightly or loosely. Further minor adjustments necessary to obtain correct size settings are achieved by repeating steps 1 and 2.

    4. Re-tighten the adjusting ring binding (set) screw on the adjusting ring.

    5. A trial cone and thread should be made on a scrap piece of tubing (or excessively long tube) to confirm proper threading sizing. Threading a collar onto the tubing smoothly with little clearance will confirm an acceptable thread diameter.


    MAXPRO Field Services, Installation, and Repair

    MAXPRO’s Maximator coning and threading machines are designed for easy operation and maintenance.   

    Please contact us if  you need help maintaining any Maxpro product.  We offer phone support, in-house repair services or service at your facility.   Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities.  


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