THE NEW UNIVERSAL COPPER PRESS-FIT CONNECTION SYSTEM FROM MM KEMBLA FASTER. EASIER. FLAME FREE. QUALITY.
MM Kembla has combined the experience and knowledge of nearly 100 years of Australian copper tube manufacturing with German engineering to produce the KemPress® copper press-fit connection system. With a warranty of 25 years, and a design life of over 50 years, KemPress® offers you the peace of mind and the simplicity that you want. When you need the highest quality press-fit system, use Kembla copper tube, KemPress® fittings and the KemPress® tool. Our tools are of the highest quality, are the lightest on the market and have the longest service life. To make life easy for plumbers the KemPress® system has been designed to be compatible with other copper press-fit systems:
1. KemPress® Fittings designed to work with copper tube compliant to AS1432
2. KemPress® Fittings designed to work with approved copper press-fit tools
Fast and easy to use
- Considerably faster than conventional brazing
- When performing maintenance, no need to drain water out of the system
Flame free connection
- No hot works permit required
High quality fittings manufactured and quality controlled to AS3688
Universal copper press-fit system
- KemPress® fittings designed to work with copper tube complaint to AS1432
- KemPress® fittings guaranteed to work with approved copper pressfit tools
- The Viega 4B & Viega Picco have been tested to work with KemPress® fittings (as at Feb 2012)
Push and Stay
- Fitting is tight enough to complete the rough in before securing placement by pressing
High quality, lightweight KemPress™ tool
- Slim, lightweight and ergonomic design
- One hand operation. Once the jaws are inserted the weight is balanced
- Smart Electronic controls
- Longest interval between servicing (40,000 presses - KPL)
- Tool loan provided while servicing
- The small tool handles tube from 15mm to 32mm
- Second battery included
MM Kembla recommends using our high quality Australian Kembla copper tube. KemPress® is suitable for use with hard, half hard and annealed Type A & B copper tube complying with AS1432. KemPress® fittings can also be used on existing copper tube complying with AS1432. The tube must be in reasonable condition with no signs of external corrosion or any surface damage. For detailed information on copper tube specification refer to The Plumbers Handbook. Contact MM Kembla to obtain a hard copy or download the latest edition here.
An extensive range of KemPress® fittings are available for both Water and Gas applications. Inside each fitting is a sealing element called an Elastomeric O-ring. A black O-ring indicates the fitting is for Water applications, and a yellow O-ring indicates the fitting is for Gas applications. They are not interchangeable for their different applications. See the O-ring Compatibility table in the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide for specific applications. It is essential that the O-rings are not contaminated or damaged by foreign material such as copper swarf or sharp metal. Gas fittings are clearly marked on the fittings and also on the packaging with a distinctive Yellow colour and the word GAS.
The KemPress® tool is the smartest, lightweight copper pressing tool on the market and its slim line design makes it easy to handle. Two tool kits are available for your pressing needs
1. KemPress® Small Tool Kit (KPS)
- Small Press Tool
- 15,20,25 & 32mm Jaws
- 2 x 12V Batteries
- 230V 50-60 Hz Charger
- Tool Cas
The KemPress® tool is the smartest, lightweight copper pressing tool on the market and its slim line design makes it easy to handle. It has been specifically designed and tested to work with KemPress® fittings. The KemPress® tool is available in 2 sizes:
- KPS DN15 - DN32 Copper
- KPL/KPL2 DN15 - DN100 Copper
KEMPRESS TOOL KITS AVAILABLE
- One handed operation (patented)
- Maintenance intervals of:
|KPL2||Unlimted, service every 2 years|
|KPL||40,000 pressing cycles|
|KPS||35,000 pressing cycles|
For more information regarding the the KemPress® tool please refer to the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide.
For more information on where you can purchase KemPress® please see the Where Can I Buy KemPress® page or if you wish to be a Stockist please contact us on 1800 804 631 or use our online enquiry form.
Universal Fittings Range
An extensive range of KemPress® fittings are available for both Water and Gas applications. To view the complete fittings range and applications please refer to the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide below.
Inside each fitting is a sealing element called an Elastomeric O-ring. A black O-ring indicates the fitting is for Water applications, and a yellow O-ring indicates the fitting is for Gas applications. They are not interchangeable for their different applications. See the O-ring Compatibility table for specific applications in the KemPress® Design & Installation Guide below. It is essential that the O-rings are not contaminated or damaged by foreign material such as copper swarf or sharp metal. Gas fittings are clearly marked on the fittings and also on the packaging with a distinctive Yellow colour and the word GAS.
Push and Stay Feature
The KemPress® fittings have been designed to provide a tight fit when pushed together to allow the rough in to be completed piror to pressing. This ensures you have the right design and tube placement and allows to you to make adjustments, if required, prior to pressing. This is especially beneficial for vertical installations.
The KemPress® fittings are designed to deliver minimal deformation to the internal shape of the tube they are connecting to, reducing turbulence in the flow of the fluid. The connection provides a rigid coupling with excellent resistance to torsional forces. This is particularly beneficial when connecting mechanical threaded connections.
The objective of the press process is to deliver a permanent connection while achieving the required pull out strength according to AS3688. The KemPress® process presses the lip of the fitting and then compresses the O-ring at the same time.
For more information on where you can purchase KemPress® fittings see the Where Can I Buy KemPress®? page or if you wish to be a Stockist please contact us on 1800 804 631 or use our online enquiry form.
KemPress® has a Watermark license and is compliant to AS3688 and AS4020. The fittings have undergone a rigorous testing program including:
1. Prototype testing
- Burst Pressure
2. Watermark testing
- Water tightness
- Strength of fabrication
- Strength of joint assembly
- Pull-out strength
- Thermal cycling
- Material in contact with drinking water
- Press testing every product in the range
- Press testing every tool and Jaw
- Gas testing standard compliant to AS/NZS 5601:2010
For further design and installation information or a downloadable copy of the installation instructions, please refer to the KemPresss Design & Installation Guide.
The following are proud authorised stockists of MM Kembla's KemPress® press-fit system. Click on the stockist to be redirected to their website or alternatively contact MM Kembla on 1800 804 631 for details of a stockist near you!
Allen Plumbing Supplies Moss Vale
Concord Plumbing Supplies
Eagles Plumbing Shop
J.H. Williams & Sons
John L. Fisher Plumbing Supplies
Kents Building Supplies
Ostra Plumbing Supplies
Swan Plumbing Supplies
Sydney Plumbing Supplies
Thrifty Bathrooms & Plumbing Granville
Thirfty Discounts Campsie
Town Plumbing Supplies
BW Plumbing Supplies
Matthew Davis Australia
McCanns Plumbing Supplies
Mildura Discount Plumbing Supplies
Murray Valley Rural & Plumbing
Numurkah Plumbing Supplies
Swan Plumbing Supplies
Bomber's Plumbing Supplies
BP Plumbing Supplies
Brisbane Wholesale Hardware
Capricorn Plumbing Supplies
Conduit Industrial Pipes & Fittings
Direct Plumbing Supplies
Herbert Hall Plumbtec
J.H. Williams & Sons
Roma Home Improvement Centre
Specialised Plumbing Centre
Swan Plumbing Supplies
Tweed Heads Plumbing Supplies
QLD Plumbers Supplies
Hills Plumbing Supplies
Norm's Plumbing Mt Gambier
Taps Tubs & Tiles Pty Ltd
Territory Plumbing Supplies
Parkwood Plumbing Centre
Derwent Park Plumbing Supplies