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Rafter Equipment names VP of sales and marketing

November 11, 2008

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has added Mark Prasek as vice president of sales and marketing. He has spent the last 16 years in the tube and pipe industry, working for both Yoder Mfg. and EFD Induction.The company manufactures tube and pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff...

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Selecting speed reducers for roll forming lines

October 14, 2008 | By Mitch Machelski

Setting up a roll forming line requires careful consideration of the speed reducers to be installed at each forming station. After determining the horsepower for each station, it is necessary to determine the appropriate durability, thermal horsepower rating, and strength for each speed reducer.

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Astronaut Brandenstein visits Plymouth Tube's Trent Plant

October 14, 2008

Four-time shuttle astronaut and United Space Alliance COO Dan Brandenstein visited Plymouth Tube Co.'s Trent Plant in East Troy, Wis., in recognition of the AL-6XN® tubing provided for NASA's Constellation program.Brandenstein presented the mill with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of...

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Ohio Gratings expands with new division

September 16, 2008

Ohio Gratings Inc., Canton, Ohio, has announced a new division of its company, called OGi Architectural Metal Solutions. The division has been created to expand into the architectural metals market, providing aluminum, carbon, and stainless steel products for projects requiring architectural...

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Mayville Engineering to purchase assets of Fabricating Specialists

September 16, 2008

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), a contract manufacturer in Mayville, Wis., has acquired the assets of Fabricating Specialists LLC, a manufacturer of formed tubular components and assemblies for the agricultural, architectural, construction, industrial, small-engine, recreational, and sports/fitness...

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HFI Tube and pipe mills

Increasing efficiency of HFI tube and pipe mills

September 16, 2008 | By Pierre Huot

Manufacturing welded tube and pipe efficiently requires controlling several variables. The material type, gauge, edge condition, tooling setup, and weld heat are just a few of the factors that quality control managers, mill supervisors, and operators must pay attention to in their efforts to...

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Roll-Kraft receives safety award

July 15, 2008

Roll-Kraft's safety record recently was reviewed by the Lake County Safety Council in Ohio. As a result, the Mentor, Ohio, company received an award for having no lost-time injuries during the rating period.Quarterly meetings and annual training help emphasize safety in Roll-Kraft's operations. The...

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Bosch Rexroth opens new facility

July 15, 2008

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., recently opened a new facility, Tech Center East, in Rochester Hills, Mich.Tech Center East is involved in developing hydraulic hybrid systems that are being tested to conserve energy and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles. The facility also...

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Al Fajer Information, Messe Dsseldorf announce dates for Tekno/Tube Arabia 2009

June 17, 2008

Tekno/Tube Arabia: 9th International Trade Fair for Industrial Machinery, Metalworking, Machine Tools, Dies/Molds, Tubes, and Pipes is scheduled to run Jan. 11-14, 2009, at the Dubai International Exhibition Center in the United Arab Emirates. The event will be organized jointly by Al Fajer...

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Plymouth Tube names general manager

May 15, 2008

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Gavin Ford as general manager of its hot mill in Winamac, Ind.Ford previously worked for Prestolite Wire Corp.; while there he held the positions of director of manufacturing and sourcing, Asia, and director of manufacturing, Canadian operations....

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Tube verification system introduced

May 13, 2008

Two companies have worked together to introduce a new method for documenting or verifying large and complex tubes, such as those found in the oil and chemical industries, but also in aircraft and heavy vehicles.The method combines the large-volume capability of the Metronor Solo probe system with...

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Scale

Buy it by the pound, sell it by the foot

April 15, 2008 | By Jeff Shelton

If you're a tube or pipe producer, you're probably under constant pressure to cut costs. And you probably know that you can reduce your raw material costs by reducing the coil width, within reason, and the change will have little noticeable impact on the final product's quality. However, this doesn't give you license to make wholesale significant width reductions. In fact, you'd probably be better off developing a comprehensive process optimization program and striving for higher efficiency instead of merely cutting costs.

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Warren Steel Holdings completes vacuum tank degasser

February 12, 2008

Warren Steel Holdings, Warren, Ohio, announced that it completed the hot commissioning of its vacuum tank degasser and related systems.The system is fully operational, and the company has begun shipping degassed material to its customers. The low-pressure environment of the degassing operation...

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Messe Dsseldorf, ZAO Expocentr plan Tube Russia 2008

January 15, 2008

Tube Russia 2008, an international tube and pipe trade fair, is scheduled to run May 27–30 at the ZAO Exhibition Center in Moscow. The event will be organized jointly by Messe Dsseldorf and ZAO Expocentr, with the support of the International Tube Association (ITA). Exhibit categories will...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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