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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Hydrostatic pipe machine to test beyond the standard API grades

September 8, 2016

Fives has installed a hydrostatic pipe tester at the Vallourec plant in Düsseldorf-Rath, Germany. Pipe testing machines at tube plants are designed to help reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. The test hold time is varied to suit the specific standard to which the pipe is...

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Small manufacturer, big output

August 29, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

James Steel & Tube isn’t the biggest, most high-profile tube producer, but because it is a small company, it is extremely versatile. It has gone through several transformations since it was founded in 1961, and under the guidance of current president Jim Petkus, it is going through another transition.

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SPS acquires Tubular USA

August 8, 2016

SPS, a tube and pipe manufacturer, steel distributor, and flat-rolled steel processor in Manhattan, Kan., has acquired St. Louis-based Tubular USA®, a supplier of inline galvanized pipe and tubing. SPS operates in the marketplace as Steel and Pipe Supply, Steel & Pipe Supply de Mexico, Exltube,...

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California Steel Industries announces executive appointments

July 28, 2016

California Steel Industries Inc., a producer of flat-rolled steel and ERW pipe based in Fontana, Calif., has announced several staff appointments. Marcelo Botelho has been named president/CEO. He replaces Toshiyuki ("Ted") Tamai, who is retiring after 43 years in the steel industry in Japan and...

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Steel pipe production machinery is custom designed

July 26, 2016

Cagil Makina produces tailor-made, spiral-welded steel pipe and ERW steel pipe mills. The company can design and manufacture complete production mills to produce pipe profiles for gas and water line applications. Options include a coil handling system with pretensioning system and uncoiling...

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Bull Moose Tube purchases sprinkler pipe mills

July 13, 2016

Bull Moose Tube, a subsidiary of North American manufacturing group Bull Moose Industries, has announced that it has purchased sprinkler pipe mills that will be incorporated into two of the company’s existing manufacturing operations. The first is scheduled to be added to its Trenton, Ga.,...

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Combination machines offers axial, rolling pipe forming

July 7, 2016

A new generation of machines from transfluid® combine axial and rolling pipe forming. With the machines, geometries in pipe end machining can be formed directly on the pipe, replacing turned parts. No soldering or welding is needed. The user can specify the combination based on the forming...

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Building bridges for the 21st century and beyond

July 7, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Fabricator and bridge erector used oxyfuel for years, but changed to plasma and benefitted from faster, more precise cuts.

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Steel and Pipe Supply names president

July 5, 2016

Steel and Pipe Supply has named Jim Kerkvliet as president of the U.S. service center and flat-rolled processing divisions of the company. He has 10 years of experience in executive roles with international steel producer Gerdau and also has held management positions with steel divisions of...

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Formtek becomes North American distributor for Milltech

July 5, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a manufacturer of equipment and tooling for metal forming, roll forming, and tube and pipe producing, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Milltech, a manufacturer of pipe producing and finishing systems based in Daejon, Korea. Milltech, the...

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Exltube names president

July 5, 2016

Exltube, a producer of structural, mechanical, and specialty tube and pipe in North Kansas City, Mo., has promoted Bill Snyder to division president. Snyder joined the company in January 2016, previously serving as executive vice president and general manager....

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Zumbach Electronics delivers profile measuring system to ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group

June 29, 2016

Zumbach Electronics, Switzerland, has commissioned a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4 profile measuring system at ShanDong ShiHeng Special Steel Group Co. Ltd., China. The measuring unit is equipped with four CMOS camera/laser modules that measure L and Omega-type hot-rolled steel profiles. The...

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Zumbach Electronics provides profile measuring system to Hoesch Schwerter Profile

June 24, 2016

Zumbach Electronics - Switzerland has provided a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 800-S8 profile measuring system to the Germany-based company Hoesch Schwerter Profile GmbH for use on its hot rolling mill. Hoesch, part of the Italian Calvi Holding group, is a manufacturer of customized steel profiles. The...

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Blacoh Industries appoints production manager

June 24, 2016

Metal tubing provider Blacoh Industries, Riverside, Calif., has appointed Rocky Jensen to production manager and lean facilitator. Jensen has 30 years of experience, having previously served as manufacturing manager at Wilden Pump & Engineering/PSG’s Grand Terrace facility. He holds a degree...

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SMS group supplies heat-treating, pipe threading equipment to Axis Pipe and Tube

June 8, 2016

Germany-based SMS group has supplied heat-treating equipment and a pipe threading line to Houston-based Axis Pipe and Tube. The two new lines for the Bryan, Texas, plant enable the company to produce OCTG tubes used in natural gas and crude oil production. The heat-treating line includes a...

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