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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Copper tube mill

Reducing conversion cost in a copper tube mill

September 11, 2007 | By David Liddle

Sorting through the myriad quality programs and manufacturing trends—total quality management, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing—can be a daunting challenge. Knowing which strategies to use and how to use them can deliver big results in a copper tube production facility.

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Plymouth Tube acquires Trent Tube

August 14, 2007

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has announced that an agreement has been achieved for the acquisition of Trent Tube from Crucible Materials Corp. effective August 11, 2007. The purchase includes the Trentweld Plant, East Troy, Wis., and the Trent Processing Plant, Chicago. Previously,...

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Trio of tradeshows offers parallel staging, increased exhibit space

August 7, 2007

The parallel staging of Metallurgy-Litmash, Tube Russia, and Aluminium/Non-Ferrous 2007 offered 52,500 sq. ft. of exhibit space—50 percent more than last year—to 300 exhibitors from 26 countries. The event had exhibitors from Austria, China, Germany, and Italy, as well as 13,500...

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Veridiam acquires Allied Swiss Screw Products

August 7, 2007

Veridiam, San Diego, has acquired Allied Swiss Screw Products, Oceanside, Calif.Veridiam is a provider of EDM services; milled and turned components; welded and drawn tubing; metal and tubular components; and assemblies. The company's products and services are used in aerospace, nuclear power,...

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Staging of 2008 Tube China announced

July 10, 2007

Messe Düsseldorf has announced the Shanghai New International Expo Center will host Tube China Sept. 23-26, 2008. Messe Düsseldorf China will organize the event.Planned exhibit categories include tube manufacturing machinery; raw materials; tubes and accessories; used machinery;...

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Rotary cut-to-length machine has servo-positioning, inline end-form unit

June 12, 2007

J&B Industries has added to its product line a rotary cut-to-length machine with a servo-positioning, inline end-form unit.The unit has servo-driven feed and pull-apart mechanisms. The end-form unit provides 3.5 tons of hydraulic force for tubing up to 0.750 in. OD. Simplified controls are designed...

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BGL sells Western Pneumatic Tube

May 8, 2007

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has sold Western Pneumatic Tube Co. (WPT), a portfolio company of Superior Group Inc., to Tinicum Capital Partners II, L.P., a private equity fund managed by New York-based Tinicum Capital Partners.WPT, based in Kirkland, Wash., is a manufacturer of large diameter,...

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Roll Forming

Roll forming high-strength materials

April 10, 2007 | By Baicheng Wen

The use of high-strength materials is growing, and roll forming engineers and tooling designers who want to form this material successfully need to arm themselves with knowledge about these materials, their capabilities, and the limitations. Knowledge gained from press brake bending operations is useful in predicting how these metals will form on a roll forming line.

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Bronx Taylor Wilson provides machine for Kazakhstan facility

March 13, 2007

Bronx Taylor Wilson Limited has announced that it has manufactured and shipped what it says reputedly is the world's largest 10-roll tube straightening machine constructed with five pairs of geometrically opposed rolls. Contracted to supply several items of pipe production and finishing equipment...

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Tube drawing principles

March 13, 2007 | By Laurence Shaheen

Five tube drawing methods are sinking, rod drawing, floating plug drawing, tethered plug drawing, and fixed plug drawing. Choosing the right method or combination of methods for a particular application requires understanding the characteristics of each. Tube producers also have a choice of feedstock: seamless or welded tube. Likewise, choosing the right one is a matter of understanding the differences.

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Deburring machine works with large-diameter, short-length tubing

January 9, 2007

Kent Corp.'s Burrmaster model 10 automatically deburrs both ends of large-diameter, short-length tubing simultaneously.Capable of deburring tubing from 1.7 in. O.D. to 4.756 in. O.D., lengths from 2 in. to 60 in., and wall thicknesses from 0.125. 0.750, the machine has quick adjustment mechanisms...

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Eagle Precision introduces new warranty program

January 9, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., a provider of tube bending and forming systems, has introduced a new 5-year warranty program.The warranty covers new machinery, including the company's line of CNC tube benders, end formers, and muffler...

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Chinese firm installs Thermatool pipe mill

December 12, 2006

Faray Petroleum Steel Pipe Co. Ltd., Dongying, China has installed an API pipe mill equipped with a CFI 1000 Thermatool induction welding unit which achieves welds at a frequency of 230 kHz.Three VIP 500-kW, 1-kHz annealing units also are included. The annealing units are equipped with a seam...

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IPSCO completes NS Group acquisition

December 4, 2006

IPSCO Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of NS Group Inc., a manufacturer of seamless and welded oilfield tubular goods, following a favorable vote by NS Group shareholders.This transaction represents a strategic opportunity for IPSCO to broaden its energy product offering, the...

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Is your cold pilger mill maintenance on schedule?

November 7, 2006 | By Glen Stapleton

Glen Stapleton relies on his experience in troubleshooting for more than 30 years to discuss the most pressing pilger mill maintenance issues—causes, cures, and tips to prevent breakdowns and get the machines up and running again when they do fail.

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