Tube and Pipe Production Products

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Quick-change technology allows part-to-part mill changeover in 15 min.

May 17, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp. has introduced patented Mill-Flip® quick-change technology that allows tube producers to achieve part-to-part changeovers in 15 min. or less. The technology requires no special mill roll stands or roll tooling and no complicated mill drive connections or electrical...

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Automated bundling system works with mills running up to 650 FPM

March 3, 2016

FD Machinery offers an automated bundler that keeps pace with mills running up to 650 FPM. It has the smallest footprint of any automated bundling system available, according to the manufacturer. One hands-free bundler collects the tubes, stacks them into square or hexagonal bundles, bands...

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Axial tube forming machine offers fast tool changing

February 1, 2016

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH offers the t form REB system for axial tube forming. The machine configuration is determined by three factors: the tube size, the material, and the forming geometry. For example, sharp-angled contours require significantly more upsetting output than smooth ones....

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Cutting line processes 15,000 tubes per hour

January 28, 2016

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. offers the SigmaSC cutting line. In stand-alone configuration, the machine cuts up to 15,000 tubes per hour. The cutting machine carries out adjustments automatically and chooses maximum efficiency when changing over. Changeover of tube length, diameter, and clamping...

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Double-head flying saw helps increase tube mill line speed

January 20, 2016

FD Machinery Co. has developed a new double-head flying saw for use in tube and pipe and roll forming applications. The double-car flying saw offers two cutting carts in one production line. They operate independently and finish cutting pipes or open profiles alternately. This helps increase...

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Lubricants handle hot, cold forming of tube

January 20, 2016

Condat offers Condatub lubricants for hot and cold tube forming processes. Suitable for use on all metals, they include hot forming graphite and ceramics dispersions, drawing nonreactive and reactive soaps, pilger rolling and forming soluble lubricants, drawing neat oils, and corrosion inhibitors....

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Software applies CMM measurement capabilities to tube production, inspection

October 27, 2015

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of its TubeShaper software for the portable Romer Absolute Arm CMM tube inspection system. The new software is designed to apply the CMM’s measurement capabilities to tube production, tube and pipe inspection, reverse engineering of tubes and tube...

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Cage forming square tube mills use one set of adjustable tooling for all tube sizes

October 8, 2015

FD Machinery offers ERW automated heavy-wall cage forming square tube mills. One set of adjustable tooling produces every size in the mill’s range. The fully automated controls and servo-driven adjusters enable size changes within 10...

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Annealing line developed for precision tube production

September 10, 2015

Plasmait has built an annealing and surface treatment line for a producer of precision tubing. The system, comprising a custom-built, coiler-type payoff and takeup, handles ODs from 0.02 to more than 0.31 in. The line is used primarily for stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing; it also can...

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Ultrasonic tube drawing system produces improved ID finish

July 17, 2015

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers a tube drawing system and components designed to accommodate manufacturers of fine metal tubing used in syringe needles, as well as for medical devices and tubing products used in industries to transport critical fluids. With this ultrasonic system, high-frequency...

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Manufacturing cell creates extremely short, straight lengths after bending, forming

July 14, 2015

The t motion automated manufacturing cell from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH is designed for the production of short-elbow tubing sections for use in car radiators and air-conditioning units. The cell enables the coil to be handled directly. In the first manufacturing stage, the tubing (from...

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Equipment produces three-, five-layer composite pipe

May 29, 2015

THE Machines Yvonand SA offers composite pipe production lines for three- and five-layer construction. The equipment can be supplied in metal-plastic, plastic-metal, and plastic-metal-plastic configurations. All current alloys are employed, from aluminum to steel, as well as copper alloys and...

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Electric tube hone handles bore IDs up to 35.41 in.

October 1, 2014

Sunnen’s new HTR all-electric job shop tube hone combines servo precision and cycle automation features with constant spindle power and 0.004-in. stroke repeatability to hone blind bores or correct tight spots in a bore without operator intervention. The machine handles bore IDs up to 35.41...

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Electric end forming machine offers extended stroke

September 22, 2014

The 1001EL end forming machine from Wauseon Machine and Mfg. Inc. is a single-hit end former with an electric servo-driven ram and an extended 8 in. of stroke. The extended stroke makes the machine suitable for shell, coupling, or bead locking since the entire process can be completed in a single...

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HF tube mill line offered

September 16, 2014

Universal Tube & Rollform has announced the availability of a complete 6- by 0.276-in. high-frequency tube mill line. It comes with a coil car, shear end welding machine, horizontal accumulator, five-roll flattener, forming mill, sizing mill, squaring mill, and three sets of tooling. It is...

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