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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Double-end deburring machine designed for extrusions

June 12, 2007

Kent Corp. has introduced a double-end deburring machine, designed for extrusion ends.The machine, which includes a fixed head and an adjustable head, uses two 12-in.-OD cup brushes per side. Spinning in opposite directions, the brushes deburr both ends of extrusions without requiring part...

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Pipe sander conceals weld seams, finishes stainless steel

June 12, 2007

CS Unitec's pipe sander conceals weld seams and provides a high-gloss finish on stainless steel. With an 11-amp, variable-speed electric or a 1-HP pneumatic motor with high torque, the sander finishes pipes from 3/8 to 10 in. dia. The ergonomic design provides flexibility, the company reports.The...

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DoALL names specialty systems director

June 12, 2007

DoALL Sawing Products, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Don Klingstein as director of specialty systems. He is responsible for sales and support of the company's advanced material handling and sawing systems in North America, including Remmert automated storage and retrieval systems, Tsune...

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Rotary cutting blades

4 Troubleshooting tips for rotary cutting made easy

June 12, 2007 | By Susan DeJesus

Following four specific guidelines for operating the rotary cutoff machine can help you avoid making simple mistakes in setup and operation that can cause downtime.

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Jay Hall President of Harco Metal Products Inc.

Tube fabricator bends with industry changes

June 12, 2007 | By Dan Davis

As customers look for ways to add to their bottom-line performance, Harco Metal Products, Tempe, Ariz., has stepped forward with services that make the tube fabricator more valuable to its customer--and harder to replace.

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Custom-designed deburring brushes offered

May 8, 2007

Weiler Corp. offers crimped wire wide face brushes specially engineered to meet each user's specific requirements. The custom-made brushes are effective for many deburring applications, especially tube end deburring, as well as surface finishing clad materials, conveyor cleaning, coil strip...

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Tube cutoff system designed for short production runs

May 8, 2007

T-Drill Industries has introduced the TCJ-50 tube cutoff system that extends its chipless rotary cutoff technology into a small, bench mounted system designed for short production runs from straight tube.The system can cut copper, steel, aluminum, and stainless steel tube from 3/8 in. through 2 1/8...

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Automatic feed clamp system simplifies pipe cutting

May 8, 2007

A portable pipe clamp system with automatic feed is available from CS Unitec for use with the company's portable pneumatic hacksaw.The system easily attaches to the hacksaw and pipe and operates off the same 90 PSI air supply as the saw. The self-feeding device eliminates manual cutting and is...

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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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Prima to introduce resonator at June open house

May 8, 2007

Prima North America is holding an open house/laser seminar June 7, 2007, at its technology center in Chicopee, Mass. The company is introducing its new CV5000 laser resonator at the event.Planned activities, which span the entire day, include demonstrations of the company's laser cutting systems,...

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UTE appoints sales manager

May 8, 2007

Universal Tool and Engineering Inc. (UTE), Johnson City, Tenn., has appointed Rick Ott as sales manager. He is responsible for national and international sales.Ott has more than 25 years' experience in the tube and pipe fabricating industry. He worked for several domestic and international bender...

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Electric tube bender machine

All-electric tube benders in control

May 8, 2007 | By Terry Pickering

All-electric tube bending machines use electric, closed-loop servomotor axes to control the motion and speed of the bend tooling, providing programmable control over the range of each axis. Otherwise, all-electric tube bending machines are basically rotary draw benders—the design of which have not changed significantly for 50 years.

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End prep tool features chatter-free performance

April 10, 2007

A lightweight welding end prep tool and cutter blades that are capable of performing any angle of prep and facing and boring simultaneously are available from ESCO Tool.The Mongoose MILLHOG® right angle drive I.D. clamping end prep tool is powered by a 2/3 HP pneumatic motor and features the...

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Saw kit designed for professional tradesmen

April 10, 2007

The M.K. Morse Co. recently introduced a master tradesman AV23M bimetal hole saw kit. Featuring Master Cobalt® bi-metal hole saws, the kit includes a range of popular diameters used by the professional tradesman for maintenance, plumbing, and electrical hole cutting requirements for pipe and...

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Everett Industries celebrates 45 years in business

April 10, 2007

Everett Industries Inc., a Warren, Ohio-based producer of abrasive cutoff machines and wheels, is celebrating 45 years in business.Founded in 1962 by Chuck Everett, the company now employs 28 people and is operated by President Bill Everett. Its 37,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility houses both a...

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