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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Cage forming square tube mills use one set of adjustable tooling for all tube sizes

October 8, 2015

FD Machinery offers ERW automated heavy-wall cage forming square tube mills. One set of adjustable tooling produces every size in the mill’s range. The fully automated controls and servo-driven adjusters enable size changes within 10...

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FD Machinery to open facility in Ohio

September 21, 2015

FD Machinery, Dalian, China, a manufacturer of tube and pipe mills, automated coil loaders, strip accumulators, high-speed cutoff equipment, and automated bundling equipment, has announced plans to open a facility in Cleveland to sell equipment and roll tooling in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico....

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Superior Tube provides heat exchanger tubing to Tema India

September 17, 2015

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of precision metal tubing for safety-critical applications, has been awarded a contract from Tema India Ltd. to supply heat exchanger tubing for a new floating production storage and offloading vessel. The vessel is among several commissioned...

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Annealing line developed for precision tube production

September 10, 2015

Plasmait has built an annealing and surface treatment line for a producer of precision tubing. The system, comprising a custom-built, coiler-type payoff and takeup, handles ODs from 0.02 to more than 0.31 in. The line is used primarily for stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing; it also can...

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Detecting steel tube and pipe corrosion using SEM analysis

September 8, 2015 | By Gert Jan Streefland, Glen May

Although the causes of corrosion have been researched and documented, advanced tools are helping to expand the understanding of corrosion behavior. Magnification by a scanning electron microscope and analysis by energy dispersive spectroscopy are modern tools that help to improve the understanding of corrosion mechanisms.

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Perforated Tubes completes warehouse in Michigan

August 26, 2015

Perforated Tubes Inc. has completed construction of a 32,000-sq.-ft. warehouse next to its manufacturing plant in Ada, Mich. The warehouse opens up manufacturing space previously used for storing raw materials and finished products. The company provides perforated metal pipe to the automotive,...

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Fine Tubes appoints procurement specialist

July 24, 2015

Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of precision metal tubing in Plymouth, U.K., has appointed Amanda Clark as procurement specialist. She is responsible for managing the procurement of indirect services and material supplies, supporting the purchase of raw materials, and identifying and implementing new...

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Minimizing effort, maximizing distance

July 21, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

A golf club shaft looks like an ordinary tube, but it’s not. Quite a bit of engineering goes into manufacturing the tube and drawing it so it has the optimal characteristics—lightweight without being flimsy and elastic enough to pack a wallop. Editor Eric Lundin interviewed Scott Cokeing, director of engineering and global quality True Temper Sports, about one of the company’s manufacturing processes, variable wall technology.

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Rafter ships seam orientation unit

July 17, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped an RT-5500 seam orientation unit to a North American tube producer. The equipment will be added to the customer's existing tube sizing mill for the purpose of positioning the weld seam before reshaping the tube into squares and rectangles....

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Ultrasonic tube drawing system produces improved ID finish

July 17, 2015

Sonobond Ultrasonics offers a tube drawing system and components designed to accommodate manufacturers of fine metal tubing used in syringe needles, as well as for medical devices and tubing products used in industries to transport critical fluids. With this ultrasonic system, high-frequency...

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Eurolls appoints AWT Machinery as agent for North America

July 16, 2015

Eurolls S.p.A., based in Attimis (Udine), Italy, has appointed Scott Liebenberg, owner of AWT Machinery Inc., Rockford, Ill., to be its representative for North America. AWT Machinery sells new machinery, provides technical support, and offers spare parts. Eurolls manufactures machinery for the...

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Synalloy names senior VP/CFO

July 14, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe and steel storage tanks and a distributor of seamless carbon pipe and tube, has hired Dennis M. Loughran as senior vice president and CFO. Loughran has 11 years of experience with Reynolds Metals Co. and previously...

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Manufacturing cell creates extremely short, straight lengths after bending, forming

July 14, 2015

The t motion automated manufacturing cell from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH is designed for the production of short-elbow tubing sections for use in car radiators and air-conditioning units. The cell enables the coil to be handled directly. In the first manufacturing stage, the tubing (from...

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Minimizing scrap on laser welding mills

July 9, 2015 | By Eric Lundin

Laser welding on a tube or pipe mill wouldn’t be very effective without a good control system. Eric Lundin interviewed TRUMPF to learn about the capabilities of the company’s SeamLine and SeamLine Pro systems.

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Steel Tube Inc. announces expansion

June 17, 2015

Steel Tube Inc., Statesville, N.C., has announced plans to double its capacity to deliver steel tubing products to customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The 32,000-sq.-ft. expansion is necessitated by the demand for UV- and corrosion-resistant mechanical and structural steel tubing. The...

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