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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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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Sharon Tube receives recognition

March 8, 2005

On January 4, 2005, Sharon Tube Co. was selected to participate in the U.S. Army's "Soldier to Supplier" program. The program recognizes key suppliers who support the Army's efforts by providing...

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Measuring wall thickness in seamless tube, cast-iron pipe

March 8, 2005

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Controlling the wall thickness during the manufacture of seamless steel tubes and cast-iron pipe is critical in meeting specifications and minimizing scrap. Ultrasonic measurements typically are performed on tube or pipe at room temperature, many hours after forming is complete. At this...

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IPSCO establishes Frontier Pipe Research Unit

February 17, 2005

IPSCO Inc. today announced an investment of $3.5 million to set up a Frontier Pipe Research Unit specifically dedicated to accelerating development of the company's large diameter capability. The...

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Plymouth Tube to acquire Trent Tube's CWA plant

December 7, 2004

Plymouth Tube Co. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Trent Tube's cold work anneal (CWA) plant located in East Troy, Wis. Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crucible Materials Corp. is Trent Tube's parent...

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Victaulic launches new corporate Web site

October 12, 2004

Victaulic Co., a producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has launched its newly designed Web site intended to better serve the information needs of its worldwide customers in the building...

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