Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

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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Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr.

March 4, 2013

The Oak Triumph electric hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. features throughput capacities of up to 4,000 hairpins/hr., handling eight parts per cycle. The machine processes tubes up to 0.375 in. dia. The bender features stretch straightening to produce straight tubes, a feed and cut system...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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End cutoff system preps pipe for hydrotesting

February 27, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced a new end cutoff system for parting and beveling of pipes at various feed rates and surface speeds before hydrotesting. Beveling removes unwanted burrs on the outside of the pipe to prevent cutting the hydrotest seals as the pipe enters the test heads....

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Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding - TheFabricator.com

Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding

February 5, 2013

Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack® pipe trolley. It cold-cuts pipe with ±0.0625-in. accuracy and no HAZ to produce end prep bevels for welding. Suitable for cutting all pipe schedules of P-91, super-duplex stainless steel, and other hard materials, the saw...

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Fluid line expanded for tube, pipe industry - TheFabricator.com

Fluid line expanded for tube, pipe industry

January 10, 2013

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology has expanded its CIMMILL™ line of products for tube and pipe customers. The expansion includes RP 365 solvent/oil-based rust protection. The product provides more than a year of corrosion protection and leaves a protective film residue. The RP 24-7 VOC-free,...

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Modular bladder system is customizable - TheFabricator.com

Modular bladder system is customizable

December 11, 2012

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the patent-pending I-Purge™ modular inflatable bladder system. Operators can combine various components to create a customized, heavy-duty, reusable system. A pipe reducer can be created by connecting two bladders of different, yet similar, diameters. With the...

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Laser cutting system switches from flat-sheet to tube/pipe cutting

December 6, 2012

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system, delivering the power and speed to cut mid to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat-sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections

October 30, 2012

Lenox Instrument Co. offers a complete line of videoscope imaging systems, including UV models that help speed inspection time and provide clear illumination of welds and surface defects such as pitting, corrosion, and denting inside tubing and pipe. The systems feature a choice of...

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System monitors vibrations during seamless pipe piercing

October 24, 2012

OG Technologies Inc. has introduced the In-line Piercing Process Monitoring (iPPM™) system. It monitors vibrations during the piercing operation for seamless pipes. The vibration signal carries information about the interaction among the pipe billet, the tapered rolls, and the piercing head and...

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Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times - TheFabricator.com

Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times

October 22, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW tube and profile cold bending machine. It is designed for bending large quantities of many different tube types, such as for shipbuilding, chemical industry, or power plant construction applications. Using multiple bending tools, the machine processes...

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Stainless steel tube bends easily - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel tube bends easily

September 27, 2012

Classic Tube offers stainless tubing made in U.S. mills from U.S. strip stainless steel made exclusively for its products. SAE and ASTM specifications are used to create stainless that is soft enough to avoid cracks during flaring or crimps during bending. The tubing performs and lasts as well...

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Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay - TheFabricator.com

Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay

September 18, 2012

Esco Tool has introduced a new, patented membrane and overlay removal head to fit several of its MILLHOG® beveling end prep tools. The head features proprietary inserts shaped like golf tees, rather than screws, that can be rotated to use their 360-degree cutting edges. Capable of removing...

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Tube recut machine achieves up to 3,000 cycles/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Tube recut machine achieves up to 3,000 cycles/hr.

August 22, 2012

Haven Mfg. offers the model #873 servo tube recut machine for cutting round, square, and rectangular tubing to a variety of precise lengths automatically. Material to be cut is fed through an integrated servomotor-controlled linear slide, allowing the operator to preprogram the machine to cut...

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Profile cutting machine cuts pipe, tube, flat plate - TheFabricator.com

Profile cutting machine cuts pipe, tube, flat plate

August 16, 2012

HGG's new Multi-Profile Cutting Machine (MPC 350) is designed for construction companies with production volumes that do not justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe. The machine can be configured to cut pipes, with material positioned on pipe supports and clamped in three jaws of the...

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