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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Press fittings connect without wrenches

July 19, 2012

Cimberio Valve Co. offers FASTLOCK™, a line of malleable iron press fittings for Sch. 10-40 black and galvanized steel pipe. The fittings install with press jaws that are compatible with most press tools on the market, according to the manufacturer. There is no need for threading dies, pipe...

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Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering - TheFabricator.com

Plate beveler designed for edge beveling, finish chamfering

July 11, 2012

Heck offers the new model 4000 Bevel-Mill plate beveler, designed for edge beveling in weld preparation and finish chamfering. The 22-lb. machine uses a 2.5-HP motor to bevel 6 to 8 FPM. Features include variable angle of 15 to 45 degrees, adjustable depth of cut, trigger operation, and...

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Machining center processes tube in three stages - TheFabricator.com

Machining center processes tube in three stages

June 27, 2012

BLM Group USA offers the EM80 combined automatic sawing and end machining center for the cutting, chamfering, facing, boring, threading, and profiling of tube. The machine operates in several stages or stations. The first cuts the tube or bar to length; the second performs turning operations...

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Pipe end prep tool features 1,800-W electric motor - TheFabricator.com

Pipe end prep tool features 1,800-W electric motor

June 19, 2012

Esco Tool has introduced the Prepzilla MILLHOG® electric ID clamping end prep tool for heavy-wall preps. The heavy-duty unit has dual-opposed tapered roller bearings, direct-drive gears, a rigid blade-lock system, and TiN-coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades. Now offered with an 1,800-W...

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Saw designed for minimum backlash

May 31, 2012

The AMSAW® line from Advanced Machine & Eng. Co. uses carbide or cermet blades to cut ferrous and nonferrous material, bars, billets, rails, profiles, pipes, and tubes.The compact, rigid design includes hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash. The saw blade guide and dampening...

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Quick-change tooling enables tube benders to be reconfigured in minutes

April 26, 2012

Unison has launched a quick-change tooling system that speeds tooling changes on its all-electric tube bending machines. Available from Horn Machine Tools, the system covers all of the tooling components on the machine and includes bar code identification to verify the changeover process. On a...

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Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste - TheFabricator.com

Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste

April 23, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a new separator integrated directly into the bending tool for bending and separating in one stage. To allow bending of short components, the parts to be bent generally are extended artificially with span and supporting lengths. After bending, the additional...

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Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe-to-pipe weld heads available in three models

April 9, 2012

Model OP modular pipe-to-pipe weld heads are available from Orbitalum Tools GmbH. The compact units perform automated orbital GTAW with filler wire on unalloyed, low-alloy, and high-alloy pipes and their black-and-white connections. With their small modules (base machine, head module, and cold...

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Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling systems produce ready-to-install surfaces

April 9, 2012

Exact Tools Oy has introduced the PipeCut line of cutting systems for steel and plastic pipe. The machines cut and bevel pipes and tubes on-site, producing a straight, ready-to-install, finished surface in various diameters and materials, the company reports. Several models are available, from...

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Pipe cutting machine reduces fitting, welding time - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting machine reduces fitting, welding time

March 27, 2012

HGG has introduced the ProCutter 600, designed for cutting complex piping constructions up to 24 in. dia. According to the manufacturer, the tool also reduces grinding, fitting, and welding time after pipe profiles are cut. Along with onboard MDI programs, the tool supports building information...

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Manual band saw made for light-duty cutting - TheFabricator.com

Manual band saw made for light-duty cutting

March 22, 2012

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model H235 manual band saw is designed for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees. The saw has a variable-speed blade from 65 to 320 FPM and can miter up to 60 degrees to the right while maintaining the...

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Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour - TheFabricator.com

Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour

March 14, 2012

The new SD-VBHB small-diameter vertical hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. produces eight parts per cycle for a throughput capacity of up to 4,000 hairpins per hour. The compact machine, with a size reduction of 102 sq. ft. from the previous design, uses less floor space. The new bender...

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Coupling starter accommodates pipe diameters to 13.375 in.

March 8, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products offers a coupling screw-on machine for screwing a coupling onto a pipe end before full torquing. The automatic machine is controlled from a touchscreen operator station. It uses electrical and pneumatic actuators to stage and then screw on the coupling, accommodating...

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Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

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Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids - Shearing Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids

March 5, 2012

Tru-Cut Saw has introduced a line of dry-cut metal saws. The model TC16DC is suitable for sample cutting, industrial applications, and fabrication shops. The machine features a two-speed, 3-HP motor; 45-degree left and right miter cutting; self-centering vise; laser cutting guide; and chip...

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