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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TMK IPSCO upgrades facility in Wilder, Ky.

March 9, 2011

Pipe producer TMK IPSCO is making a number of investments at its facility in Wilder, Ky., intended to improve operational efficiency and add value for its oil and gas industry customers. The company's most significant investment in Wilder will be the installation of a thread shop, for which the...

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Dust collection system

Designing a dust collection system for weld seam remetallizing

February 25, 2011

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OHSA seems to be taking an increased interest in worker safety and, according to OMB Watch, has been citing an increasing number of workplace violations. Tube and pipe producers who remetallize their product pay particular attention to OSHA Directive Number CPL 03-00-008, which deals with a hazard specific to remetallizing operations: explosive dust.

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Bronx International joins Fives Group

February 1, 2011

On November 30, 2010, Bronx International Inc. and its subsidiaries Bronx/Taylor-Wilson Ltd. and Abbey International Inc. were acquired by the Fives Group, a company headquartered in Paris, France. On January 3, 2011, Bronx International Inc. and Abbey International Inc. changed their names to...

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Changing the point of attack - TheFabricator.com

Changing the point of attack

December 8, 2010

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For inline cutoff, tube and pipe producers typically use a mechanically driven, single-blade device. This type of cutoff unit is good for most applications, but in many specialized cases, it might not produce good results. Square or rectangular tubes, heavy walls, and lockseam tubing present cutoff challenges that call for a hydraulic unit or a swing blade.

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Bronx/Taylor-Wilson ships pipe facing machines to Brazilian manufacturer

November 29, 2010

Bronx/Taylor-Wilson, North Canton, Ohio, has announced the shipment of two 16-in. facers to a pipe and tube manufacturer in Brazil. The machines are being installed in a new plant as part of a finishing line with two facing/chamfering/reaming machines to produce pipes in diameters from 6.625 to 16...

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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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