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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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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United Tube Corp. appoints vice president

November 8, 2005

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has named J.M. Bretz as vice president.In his new position, Bretz is responsible for the sales and marketing throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been with the...

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Orbital stretch wrap machine secures loads on forks, forklift

October 11, 2005

Yellow Jacket LLP has improved its 87-in. 110® orbital wrap machine for securing any standard, oversized, or odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks or forklift.Loads are wrapped and secured as a...

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Scale weighs, transports rod, tube, bar stock

October 11, 2005

Alliance Scale Inc. offers a rod weighing scale designed to weigh rod, tube, and bar stock and transport it on heavy-duty, smooth rolling casters to a storage bin or to feed machinery.The portable...

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IPSCO announces expansion of pipe mill operations

October 11, 2005

IPSCO, Lisle, Ill., has announced an expansion to the current oil country tubular goods heat treat capacity at its Calgary, Alberta,plant. In addition, the company has announced the increase of its...

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Plymouth Tube Co. delivers to U.S. Dept. of Energy

October 11, 2005

Plymouth delivers heat exchangers to U.S. Department of EnergyPlymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., is preparing to ship the final orders of the SEA-CURE® heat exchanger tubing to the Department...

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Scarfing tube and pipe—cut to the quick

October 11, 2005

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Weld bead scarfing (cutting, removing, and disposing) exposes mill operators to numerous hazards, including cuts and burns from the scarf. Part I of this article discusses the reasons scarf is removed from tube and the mill parameters that affect the scarf removal process. Part II discusses a variety of manual and automated removal and disposal methods. Part III discusses strategies for improving ID weld bead removal and disposal.

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Dofasco completes Copperweld segment acquisition

October 4, 2005

Dofasco Inc., Hamilton, Ont., announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of certain assets of Copperweld Holding Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., through a transaction with Atlas...

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USW pipe workers, producers fighting China imports

September 15, 2005

U.S. pipe workers and seven standard pipe producers are being joined by members of Congress, steel suppliers, and customers in an effort to stop an unfair surge of China pipe imports at a public...

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Roll-Kraft continues seminars

September 13, 2005

Roll-Kraft recently completed its summer seminar series at its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio.The tube and pipe seminar provided information on proper mill integrity and alignment, as well as roll...

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Tube mill cutoff die setup for square and rectangular profiles

September 13, 2005

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When properly selected and utilized, single-cut die sets can produce top-quality cut ends on square and rectangular tubing. This article discusses the criteria for selecting and using the die sets to achieve the best results.

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In-line machines measure, inspect tube at line speed

August 9, 2005

Haven Mfg. Corp. has introduced several new models of in-line tube length and ovality inspection machines that accept tubes from any cutoff operation and measure them at line speed.The basic model has...

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Sharon Tube announces plant expansion

August 9, 2005

Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, Pa., has announced a miltimillion dollar expansion to its Wheatland, Pa., cold draw facility.Cold drawing equipment and 22,000 sq. ft. of production space will be added to the...

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Seam tracker automatically positions welding torch

July 12, 2005

Kat Trackers from Gullco Intl. provide precision seam tracking that maintains the torch in the optimal operating position.The trackers restore performance when encountering material warpage,...

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T&H Lemont installs two stainless steel tube mills

July 12, 2005

T&H Lemont, Countryside, Ill., has installed two WU11M-11 quick-change stainless steel tube mills.The integrated mill systems can produce inline-bright-annealed products in diameters from 0.250 in....

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