Tube and Pipe Fabrication

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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Strainer protects piping system components

March 13, 2007

Eaton Filtration LLC's Model 50 duplex basket strainer is designed to protect piping system components, such as meters, pumps, and instrumentation, from damage and helps prevent unscheduled downtime,...

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Automated tube bender

Reducing tube bending cycle times

March 13, 2007

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Because any multiple-step manufacturing process is only as fast as the slowest machine, fabricators interested in purchasing an automated tube bender might suddenly find his production line saddled with bottlenecks. It's necessary to analyze the entire production line and learn about the equipment that is available before automating the bending process.

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Safeguarding tube benders with laser scanners

February 13, 2007

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Tube benders require safeguarding around the perimeter of the machine and area in front of the machine, where the tube is bent, and in the back where the tube is fed. Laser scanning devices offers several advantageous features. Because laser scanning is a noncontact method, it minimizes interference with the machine operation, and because the scanner mounts at the foot of the machine and out of the way of the tube bending action, it allows full access to the work area.

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Multipurpose beveling machine offered

February 13, 2007

CS Unitec's beveling machine bevels, deburrs, and chamfers steel, stainless steel, nonferrous metals, and brass.The compact, lightweight machine is designed to be used with two interchangeable milling...

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Machine automatically deburrs one end of part

February 13, 2007

Kent Corp. has introduced a new Burrmaster deburring machine to automatically deburr one end of a part.The Rotomat utilizes a 12 in. dia. by 6 in. wide brush. The brush spins downward at 2,000 RPM,...

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Interactive tube connector Web site launched

February 13, 2007

Parker Instrumentation has launched a Web site dedicated to its permanent tube connection technology for higher pressure applications, Phastite.The site, www.parker.com/phastite/, provides information...

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Metal-cored electrode designed for cast irons

January 9, 2007

Select-Arc's 2216-C metal-cored electrode is designed to weld cast irons that demand increased strength at relatively higher temperatures. It is suitable for joining cast irons to alloy and carbon...

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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 ...

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Heavy-duty chop saw has keyless blade system

January 9, 2007

DeWALT, has introduced its D28715 heavy-duty 14-in. 5.5 max motor HP chop saw with a quick-change keyless blade change system.The saw has a large stamped steel base and pivot bracket for added...

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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...

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Tube bending software upgraded

December 12, 2006

Unison has launched a new version of its Unibend Control Software.The software now includes Graph Analysis, a function that captures data on the torque values that each machine axis applies during a...

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Push-to-connect fittings are silicone-free, weld spatter-resistant

December 12, 2006

Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Prestoweld push-to-connect fittings are weld spatter-resistant and silicone-free.All fittings feature nickel-plated brass bodies and threads. Push buttons are made from UL94-V0...

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Spiral strip designed to extend finned-tube life

December 12, 2006

United Aluminum offers the Y300 aluminum spiral fin strip.According to the company, using the patent-pending fin on heat exchanger tubes helps to reduce damage during handling and maintenance and...

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Wagner hires process development engineer

December 12, 2006

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, has hired Greg Krouse as process development engineer.Krouse is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the quoting, engineering, and...

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Tube bender introduced

November 7, 2006

Unison has added the Breeze-100, a 4-in.-dia., multistack CNC tube bender, to its all-electric machine range.The machine offers programmable control over the rotary draw bending process components and...

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