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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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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Redman changes name to Tubesource

July 12, 2005

Redman Mfg. Co., Ferndale, Mich., has changed its name to Tubesource.According to President Brad VanderBrug, the name change is part of the company's plan to become a one-stop shop in the tube supply...

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Charlotte Pipe and Foundry launches redesigned Web site

July 12, 2005

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Charlotte, N.C., has launched its redesigned Web site.The redesigned site provides customers with information related to the company's six product systems and includes...

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Tube and pipe loading

July 12, 2005

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This article discusses the hazards associated with manually loading and unloading tube and pipe. It describes one company's solution to making the process less hazardous.

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IPSCO appoints Canadian Tubular Products business development director

June 14, 2005

IPSCO has appointed Linda D'Angelo as director, business development, of Canadian Tubular Products.D'Angelo has more than 18 years' experience as a sales and marketing executive with extensive...

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SMS Demag appoints North American sales manager

May 10, 2005

SMS Demag Inc. has appointed Mario Fabro as North American sales manager — Long Product Rolling Mills. He is responsible for managing all sales of structural mills, wire rod and SBQ mills, and...

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Lincoln Electric joins Pipeline Research Council

April 12, 2005

The Lincoln Electric Co. has been admitted into the Pipeline Research Council Intl. (PRCI) as an associate member.The company joins General Electric as one of only two nonindustry members admitted to...

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Innovative die setup and maintenance methods for tube mill cutoff

April 11, 2005

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Figure 1Tube Mill Cutoff - Left to Right - Single CutA comprehensive tooling plan that includes setting up and maintaining sufficient tools according to the original design manufacturer's (ODM) specifications is critical for efficient high-speed tube mill operation. The tube mill cutoff component...

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Tension control in tube and pipe production

April 11, 2005

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On a tube or pipe mill, the incoming strip is formed by about 24 pairs of tool stands. To help ensure such a line runs smoothly, the strip must be pulled between every pair of stands. The parameter that indicates if or how much the strip is pulled is tension.Traditionally, tension is controlled by...

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Tex-Tube names general manager

March 8, 2005

Tex-Tube Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Villacero, a Mexican steelmaker and rebar producer, has named Isidro Cantu as general manager.Cantu earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and...

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