Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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Band saw blades suitable for interrupted cutting applications

July 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Versatix™ MP line of multipurpose band saw blades. They feature a new tooth design that is suitable for interrupted cutting applications in structural steels, tubes, and small solids. The patent-pending design dissipates heat during cutting to help...

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Mechanized pipe welding system requires less welder skill and effort

June 30, 2009

The Piper Bug Pipe Welding System from Bug-O Systems is a digitally controlled programmable welding travel carriage integrated with Lincoln Electric® Invertec® V350-PRO Power Source. The Piper Bug features a positive rack and pinion drive system and a digital control box in which all...

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Accessories improve cutoff operations

June 9, 2009

Continental Pipe & Tube Cutoff Machines offers a variety of accessories to improve cut-off operations in an efficient, economical manner. Among them are various cutter block assemblies, which can be mounted quickly and easily, increasing the range of pipe and tube that can be processed on the...

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Cutoff blades provide thousands of cuts between resharpening

June 9, 2009

Continental Tube & Pipe Cutoff Machines offers precision ground cutoff blades made of the finest shock-resistant tool steel alloy.Each blade is heat-treated and tested for proper hardness and flatness. Uniform quality provides thousands of cuts between resharpening, which reduces maintenance costs...

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Tube cutoff machines provide quick, easy setup

June 9, 2009

Continental Pipe & Tube Cutoff machines provide fast and easy set-up, adjustment, and can handle a variety of pipe and tube diameters and lengths efficiently. Because the rotary cutoff wheel passes through the wall thickness only, cutting time is reduced...

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Automatic band saw for job shops released

June 9, 2009

Hyd-Mech Group Ltd. has released the SM10CNC single-miter automatic band saw for job shops. It features a 10-in. round or 7 - by 11-in. capacity at 90 degrees; a 1-in. blade; a 2.5-HP direct-drive inverter blade with variable band speed (50 to 330 SFM); and 60-degree, one-way mitering. Variable...

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Semiautomatic tube bender accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR

June 9, 2009

Ercolina's GB90/GB100 semiautomatic Giga Bender mandrel machine is suitable for bending tube, pipe, and square and rectangular profiles to CLR as tight as 1.5xD and accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR. The interactive PLC touchscreen offers access to auto and manual operating modes, system...

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Automatic beveler produces angles up to 60 degrees

June 9, 2009

Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment has introduced the SPB-3000 Pitbull portable automatic beveler. According to the manufacturer, the unit produces clean, machined bevels without operator assistance.The self-propelled machine can bevel angles up to 60 degrees and mill all types of metal,...

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330-amp welding torch handles extreme applications

June 9, 2009

Abicor Binzel has introduced the new Abi-Flux welding torch. Rated at 330 amps, the torch is suitable for extreme applications in pipeline construction, cladding, and rail-joint welding, as well as repair work.The torch is equipped with a quick-change, 360-degree-rotatable swan neck and a...

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Gantry, rail system supports ultrasonic tester for oil, gas pipe testing market

May 12, 2009

Haven Mfg. Corp. has designed a gantry and rail system that supports a full-body phased-array ultrasonic tester for the oil and gas pipe testing market.The system's capacity is 2.52 to 21.06 in. in diameter and up to 49.21 ft. long. A walking beam transfer device positions the pipe into the test...

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Shaft collars, couplings designed for drive train applications in wind power systems

May 12, 2009

Large-bore shaft collars and rigid couplings for drive train applications in wind power generation systems are available from Stafford Mfg. Corp.The collars and couplings are engineered for applications up to 16 and 8 in. ID, respectively, and come in one- and two-piece configurations that can be...

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Welding end prep tool bevels, faces in one operation

May 12, 2009

A heavy-duty, ID-clamping pipe milling end prep tool that can bevel and face in one operation, including any degree of end prep and compound bevels, is available from Esco Tool.The Prepzilla® MILLHOG can produce end preps on all wall thicknesses at any angle, without cutting oils. It is...

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Band saw blade lines expanded

April 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. offers several new band saw blade lines.Developed for cutting structural steels, sections, tubes, and small solids, the Versatix™ MP bimetal blade has a patent-pending tooth design that copes with the shock-loading conditions associated with intermittent cutting. This...

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End prep tool holds up to three blades at once

March 10, 2009

The MILLHOG® line of end prep tools from ESCO Tool comes with the EscoLock™ blade lock system, which holds up to three blades at once to allow simultaneous beveling, facing, and boring without cutting oils.The system features a wedge lock design that holds tighter while it works....

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Automated orbital welding system introduced

March 10, 2009

Gullco Intl. has introduced its Pipe KAT® welding system, which automates a variety of orbital welding applications. The system uses a variable-speed welding travel carriage with a maximum speed of 40 IPM, complete with integrated wire feeder, linear oscillation with motorized adjustable weave...

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