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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Souping up old draw benches - TheFabricator.com

Souping up old draw benches

October 24, 2013

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Superior Tube Co. Inc., Collegeville, Pa., a fabricator that draws tubing for small-diameter applications, recently set about to improve material flow through its plant. Realizing that moving 60- and 70-year-old draw benches likely would damage the motors and motor controllers, which were the original equipment, the company developed a plan to upgrade the hardware at the same time. The result is a quantum leap in motor efficiency and monitoring capability.

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Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections - TheFabricator.com

Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections

October 16, 2013

Engineered for the metal tube, pipe, and roll forming production industries, new tube cutoff blades from Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions are designed to produce dimple-free tubes far down the line. The vacuum heat-treated, precision-ground, high-speed steel blades are available in a variety of...

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Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle - TheFabricator.com

Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle

October 16, 2013

Innovo Corp. has introduced the Generation II line of H237DN-D hydraulic double end-notching systems for high-volume notching applications producing 90-degree joints on both ends of tubing or pipe in a single cycle. The unit has a capacity of 2-in. Sch. 40 pipe. It can be adjusted to accept...

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United Tube receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 10, 2013

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has announced it is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the manufacture and supply of welded steel tubing. The company manufactures mechanical, structural, and galvanized welded steel tubing in a variety of sizes and shapes....

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NCCM breaks ground for new facility

October 10, 2013

NCCM Co., a manufacturer of nonwoven mill rolls used by primary metal processors, has broken ground on its new headquarters in River Falls, Wis. The two-story structure will have 26,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space, occupying a 4.77-acre site in the city's corporate park. Office space...

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Linear cage forming tube mills produce variety of sizes without roll changes - TheFabricator.com

Linear cage forming tube mills produce variety of sizes without roll changes

October 8, 2013

Olimpia 80 has produced linear cage forming tube mills for a customer producing square and rectangular tube sections in carbon steel material. One of the lines produces square sections from 1.18 by 1.18 in. to 3.15 by 3.15 in. and rectangular sections from 1.57 by 1.18 in. to 4.43 by 1.18 in.,...

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Benteler Steel/Tube breaks ground at $975 million facility in Louisiana

September 24, 2013

Benteler Steel/Tube has begun construction on a new hot rolling seamless steel tube mill in Caddo Parish, La. — the company's first manufacturing facility in the U.S. The facility will create more than 1,000 construction jobs, numerous indirect jobs with suppliers and service providers to the...

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TPJTV: Free-form, compression, rotary draw, and roll bending

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

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Paul Krickeberg, owner of Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., discusses free-form, compression, rotary draw, and roll bending..

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Know the chemistry, know the process, know the test - TheFabricator.com

Know the chemistry, know the process, know the test

September 6, 2013

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For tube and pipe producers, testing the product on the mill is necessary, but not necessarily optimal. The line speed might be too slow, the mill might have some maintenance issues, and other factors can interfere with online testing. For these reasons, many supplement the online test with an offline test.

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Axis Pipe and Tube begins construction on new plant

August 29, 2013

Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a division of The Prolamsa Group, has broken ground in Bryan, Texas, for a new pipe and tube facility. The company will invest more than $150 million in the new plant. By mid-2014, the 183-acre facility will produce more than 300,000 tons annually of ERW energy tubular...

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AP&T names new CEO

August 28, 2013

Sweden-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, presses, tools, and complete production lines to the international sheet metal and tube forming industry, has named Magnus Baarman as its new CEO, succeeding Tord Andersson, who is stepping down after serving for 20 years. Baarman's most recent...

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Brandt names Patech as distributor in Turkey

July 24, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., a supplier of finishing floor solutions for steel tube and pipe manufacturers, Regina, Sask., has named Patech Eng. Co. as the authorized distributor for its tube and pipe equipment in Turkey. Patech's main areas of business include OCTG, drill pipe, line pipe, and...

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Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe - TheFabricator.com

Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe

July 19, 2013

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Tube and pipe producers have relied on GTAW and plasma for many decades, and CO2 lasers for more than a decade, but recently another choice has emerged: Fiber lasers. Relying on a solid fiber rather than a gas to generate the laser beam isn’t ideal for every material and wall thickness, but it will change the industry in a profound way.

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Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference - TheFabricator.com

Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference

July 15, 2013

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, sponsored the eight-member University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) steel bridge team at this year's Great Lakes Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Atlas donated $1,000 to the UIC ASCE Student Chapter...

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OCTG producer installs fourth Thermatool seam annealer

July 15, 2013

A North American producer of OCTG has completed the installation of a fourth Thermatool® seam annealer for the manufacture of API line pipe. The fourth annealer will help increase mill tonnage to meet the growing demands of the OCTG industry....

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