Tube and Pipe Production

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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Plymouth Tube receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

November 29, 2010

Plymouth Tube Co.'s West Monroe, La., tubing mill has received a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. The mill was chosen for excellence in its seamless and welded stainless steel tube production operations. The mill manufactures XtraLowStress® stainless steel feedwater heater tubing, which...

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wire and Tube China 2010 see record participation

September 7, 2010

The upcoming wire China 2010, the 4th All China - International Wire and Cable Industry Trade Fair, and Tube China 2010, the 4th All China - International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will be larger than ever before. A record 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will occupy 801,900 sq. ft. of...

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Thermach partners with McLaughlin & Associates

August 17, 2010

Thermach Inc., Appleton, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal spray systems, devices, and consumable parts, has partnered with McLaughlin & Associates Thermal Spray Inc. to market, service, and support the AT-400 electric wire arc spray system to the global tube and pipe market. McLaughlin &...

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Cold drawing principles - TheFabricator

Cold drawing principles

June 8, 2010

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Understanding that drawing a tube requires more than just pointing and drawing is a good start to a successful draw. Procuring the raw material, pointing, drawing, straightening, and finishing are the five steps fabricators need to keep in mind.

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Notching options

April 26, 2010

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While most fabricators could probably name three methods for notching tube, they actually have six choices. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each is the first step in selecting one.

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Seam monitoring device designed for high-frequency longitudinally welded tube production

April 12, 2010

Blissenbach has introduced a seam monitoring device used in combination with ID scarfing tools for the production of high-frequency longitudinally welded tubes. The product monitors cutting edge...

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T&H Lemont hires sales, marketing manager

March 5, 2010

T&H Lemont, Countryside, Ill., has hired Martin W. Byrne as manager of domestic sales and marketing. In this position, he formulates marketing and sales strategies for tooling, equipment, and...

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Tube straightening machine incorporates multiple bending feature

February 9, 2010

Bronx/Taylor-Wilson offers the 10.CR.5 cross-roll tube straightening machine. The 10-roll design can straighten to stringent tolerances at high speeds, according to the company. The machine...

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Rafter Equipment now selling Takeco equipment

January 12, 2010

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has formed a strategic alliance with Takeco Co. Ltd. of South Korea to sell and service Takeco's strip entry, flying saw cutoff, and tube packaging...

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe,...

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Choices in flying cutoff saw blades

December 2, 2009

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Friction saws are the conventional cutoff machines for tube and pipe mills. Drawbacks include hazards (noise and risk of breakage) and burrs they tend to generate. Tungsten-carbide-tipped (TCT) blades, which require more sophisticated sawing machines, run slower and safer, cut cleaner, and are less prone to breakage.

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Laser-based inspection for laser welding

October 20, 2009

New developments in laser-based inspection systems offer tube and pipe mills real-time inspection of laser-welded seams. These systems can help to shorten setup time, improve weld quality, and reduce scrap.

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Roll-Kraft recertified to ISO 9001:2000 With Design

October 13, 2009

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has been recertified as ISO 9001:2000 With Design. The company has been certified to the ISO standards since 1997.Roll-Kraft is a worldwide supplier of custom-designed tube...

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Rotary straighteners for tube and pipe

September 25, 2009

Although six-roll straightening machines were the industry standard for decades, 10-roll machines provide twice as many bending moments and therefore turn out straighter, rounder tube.

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Tube India Intl. returns in 2010

September 9, 2009

Tube India International 2010—The All-Indian Exhibition and Conference for the Tube and Pipe Industries—will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai Feb. 10 – 12, 2010. The...

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