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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Rotary cut-to-length machine has servo-positioning, inline end-form unit

June 12, 2007

J&B Industries has added to its product line a rotary cut-to-length machine with a servo-positioning, inline end-form unit.The unit has servo-driven feed and pull-apart mechanisms. The end-form unit...

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BGL sells Western Pneumatic Tube

May 8, 2007

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has sold Western Pneumatic Tube Co. (WPT), a portfolio company of Superior Group Inc., to Tinicum Capital Partners II, L.P., a private equity fund managed by New...

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Roll forming high-strength materials

April 10, 2007

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The use of high-strength materials is growing, and roll forming engineers and tooling designers who want to form this material successfully need to arm themselves with knowledge about these materials, their capabilities, and the limitations. Knowledge gained from press brake bending operations is useful in predicting how these metals will form on a roll forming line.

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Bronx Taylor Wilson provides machine for Kazakhstan facility

March 13, 2007

Bronx Taylor Wilson Limited has announced that it has manufactured and shipped what it says reputedly is the world's largest 10-roll tube straightening machine constructed with five pairs of...

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Tube drawing principles

March 13, 2007

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Five tube drawing methods are sinking, rod drawing, floating plug drawing, tethered plug drawing, and fixed plug drawing. Choosing the right method or combination of methods for a particular application requires understanding the characteristics of each. Tube producers also have a choice of feedstock: seamless or welded tube. Likewise, choosing the right one is a matter of understanding the differences.

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Deburring machine works with large-diameter, short-length tubing

January 9, 2007

Kent Corp.'s Burrmaster model 10 automatically deburrs both ends of large-diameter, short-length tubing simultaneously.Capable of deburring tubing from 1.7 in. O.D. to 4.756 in. O.D., lengths from 2 ...

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Eagle Precision introduces new warranty program

January 9, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., a provider of tube bending and forming systems, has introduced a new 5-year warranty program.The warranty covers new machinery, including the company's line of CNC...

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Chinese firm installs Thermatool pipe mill

December 12, 2006

Faray Petroleum Steel Pipe Co. Ltd., Dongying, China has installed an API pipe mill equipped with a CFI 1000 Thermatool induction welding unit which achieves welds at a frequency of 230 kHz.Three VIP...

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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This...

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Is your cold pilger mill maintenance on schedule?

November 7, 2006

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Glen Stapleton relies on his experience in troubleshooting for more than 30 years to discuss the most pressing pilger mill maintenance issues—causes, cures, and tips to prevent breakdowns and get the machines up and running again when they do fail.

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TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's...

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Timken to exit seamless steel tube manufacturing in England

October 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced its intention to exit its European seamless steel tube manufacturing operations located in Desford, England, as part of its strategy to manage its business portfolio to...

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RathGibson acquires Greenville Tube Co.

October 10, 2006

RathGibson, Janesville, Wis., has acquired Greenville Tube Co., Greenville, Pa., a supplier of specialty stainless steel and nickel-alloy tubing to the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical,...

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Aluminum pipe pioneer streamlines tube mill welding

October 10, 2006

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When Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co., a manufacturer of aluminum pipe, needed to replace its decades-old welding power supplies, it looked for units that could weld a variety of thicknesses at fast welding speeds. What it found were power supplies that allowed the company to run its mills faster and save money in several ways.

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Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear (Part III)

September 15, 2006

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Dirt, rust, and wear, cost tube producers and fabricators millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricants can help you select the best lubricant extend tool life and improve bends.

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