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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Pneumatic pipe saw cuts all types of alloys, concrete-lined pipe

January 13, 2009

A pneumatic saw and universal pipe trolley kit for cutting all types of alloys and concrete-lined pipe are available from ESCO Tool.The APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack® pipe trolley let users cut 6-in. to 60-in.-OD pipe accurately and without a HAZ. They are designed for use on stainless...

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Turning machine handles through-hole applications

January 13, 2009

Bardons & Oliver has introduced a big-bore subspindle turning machine for industrial tube and bar applications.Designed to handle through-hole applications, the heavy-duty, column-style machine provides users with the ability to process complex bar and tube components with no limitations on...

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Rotary draw bender produces bends in tubes, hollow profiles

January 13, 2009

Ercolina®'s Mega Bender® 030 rotary draw bender with internal mandrel produces bends in tubes and hollow profiles. The system incorporates five individual tooling components to support the profile during the bending process. These components—lthe center former, pressure die, clamp die,...

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Circular cold saw's vise helps provide burr-free parts

November 11, 2008

Scotchman® Industries' CPO 350 circular cold saw features a double-clamping and self-centering vise that helps provide burr-free parts. The machine has 135-degree mitering ability and a miter-locking device that automatically stops at 45 degrees left, 90 degrees straight, and 45 degrees right,...

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Bending machine allows STEP file import

October 14, 2008

Winton Machine's RD30eCNC is a three-axis CNC rotary draw bender. This PLC-driven machine offers an optional PC interface that enables the user to import a STEP file from CAD directly to the bender without typing in a single data point. This helps save time and reduce programming errors, the...

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Cylindrical deburring, polishing systems accommodate various finishing wheels, brushes, buffs, and belts

October 1, 2008

Midwest Sandright, a division of Midwest Group One, offers Rand-Bright™ cylindrical deburring and polishing machines and systems. Applications include steering racks, automotive valves, camshafts, piston rings, brake calipers, transmission components, zirconium tubing, custom stair rail...

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Digital FCAW orbital pipe welding system uses push-pull system for positive feeding

September 16, 2008

A new Pipeliner model from Magnatech uses a push-pull system for positive feeding. The 30-lb. standard wire spool helps lower consumable cost, according to the manufacturer. The head welds pipes from 6 in. to 60 in.The system allows contractors to use standard 30-degree V bevels to help eliminate...

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Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed, dual-coolant-nozzle wet cutting area

September 16, 2008

The model K12-14MS manual metallurgical saw from Kalamazoo Industries features an enclosed wet cutting area with dual coolant nozzles to contain abrasive particles.The saw has a 14-in. abrasive wheel; a 5-HP, three-phase, 1,725-RPM TEFC motor; dual movable, 4-in. screw vises; and a 24-V halogen...

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Pneumatic reciprocating saw certified for hazardous environment use

September 16, 2008

CS Unitec's 1.3-HP pneumatic reciprocating saw is ATEX certified (Class 112 GcT5) for use in hazardous environments. The saw's durability makes this tool suitable for use in refineries, offshore oil, marine, mining, petrochemical, power generation, industrial plant maintenance, construction, and...

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Portable tube bender has interchangeable 37-degree flaring attachment

August 12, 2008

Lomar's S1140 portable tube bender now comes with an interchangeable 37-degree flaring attachment. The quick-change head makes the hydraulic bender—which measures 6 in. by 20 in. by 7 in. and weighs 25 lbs.—suitable for short-run bending and flaring operations. When coupled with a...

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Pipe welding video available for download

August 12, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. offers videos on pipe welding techniques, available for free download at the company's Web site. The videos explain techniques and technology that can help increase pipe welding productivity.Online video topics include new advances in pipe welding techniques, preparation of...

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Cordless machines square pipes, microfittings up to 2.5 in. OD

August 12, 2008

Orbitalum Tools has introduced the RPG 2.5 and RPG 2.5 Cordless tube squaring machines for pipes and microfittings up to 2.5 in. OD.The machines can face pipes and microfittings from unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy steels with an OD range between 0.250 and 2.5 in. and a maximum pipe thickness...

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Bulkhead fittings allow safe, quick pipe connections

July 15, 2008

Hayward Flow Control Systems has introduced a line of industrial bulkhead fittings.Designed to allow safe, quick pipe connections to plastic or metal tanks, the BFA series bulkhead fittings come standard with heavy duty, full-buttress, left-hand threads to prevent leaks under pressure. The fittings...

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Semiautomatic system welds plasma wire, tube

July 15, 2008

The semiautomatic plasma wire and tube welding system from Process Welding Systems allows operators to load a guide wire, angioplasty wire, vascular closure wire, biopsy tubes, aspiration tubes, and any type of small wire or tube to be plasma-welded on the end of the part, the manufacturer states....

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Rotary draw bender bends to 195 degrees

June 17, 2008

Baileigh Industrial has introduced the model RDB-125 rotary draw bender. It bends up to 2.5-in., 0.120-in.-wall DOM tube 2-in., 0.120-in.-wall Chromoly and square; as well as 2-in. Sch. 40 pipe. Maximum centerline radius is 7 in.While the bender uses the same tooling as the company's larger rotary...

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