Reach Rod and Control Ends

Whenever you rent or purchase a Proline Internal Pneumatic Line Up Clamp (IPLC), the reach rod and control ends are factored into the price.  Reach Rod is usually cut to 5′ (1.5 M) lengths for ease of handling.  Depending on the size of clamp you’ll be using, the reach rod will come in 3/4″ (19.05 mm) or 1″ (25.4 mm) thickness. 40 feet (12 M) is the standard length, however longer lengths can be ordered as needed. The reach rod will connect to the Control Ends.  There are control ends for the operator to use to expand the clamping shoes and hold the pipe in place to be welded, and there is also a control end that attaches to the clamp, so the operator’s instructions are relayed to the clamp.  Larger clamps may come with three control ends.

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Reach Rod comes in 3/4″ or 1″ thickness x 5′ lengths.  These are steel rods that are used to connect to the control ends which allow the operator to control the maneuvering of the clamp.  Reach rods are welded together to get the desired length based on the length of the joints. They are used on air powered clamps and also manual internal clamps.

Reach Rod and Control Ends bundled for shipping

Control Ends and accessories

Air Clamp Control End

Operator controlling the Air Clamp

If your project has special requirements,  speak with your Proline representative to see what he can do for you.