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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PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes - TheFabricator.com

PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes

March 27, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released FX Tube, a PC-based software system for tube and pipe processing, for use on the Mazak Fabri Gear machine. The new system can create complex pipe shapes via imported solid models, 2-D CAD data, or internal drafting features. The input system defines geometric...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts - TheFabricator.com

Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts

March 7, 2013

Cemsa S.p.A. has designed two new machines for the longitudinal seam welding of circular and rectangular ducts for the HVAC sector. The MRL F 1000 SQ TOL for square tubes allows welding of ducts with minimum dimensions of 1.97 by 3.94 in. The MRL F 1000 LT is designed for small to medium-size...

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Roll bending machine alters for varying applications - TheFabricator.com

Roll bending machine alters for varying applications

March 5, 2013

Cole-Tuve Inc. offers Sahinler Metal Makina four-roll angle and shape bending rolls with capacities up to 4 by 4 by 0.5 in. The roll position geometry allows each machine to be used as a pyramid roll, three-roll initial-pinch or double-pinch roll, four-roll double-pinch roll, or press, depending...

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Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces - TheFabricator.com

Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces

March 5, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new, narrow, air-cooled induction heating blankets for weld preheating in pipeline applications with the ProHeat™ 35 induction heating system. The blankets, 4.25 in. wide by 160 or 185 in. long, are designed for 48- and 56-in.-dia. pipes,...

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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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