Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 issues call for papers, roundtable participants

September 14, 2011

The organizing committee for Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 requests papers and roundtable participants for its "Optimizing Operations Through Continuous Improvement" conference, to be held June 26-28, 2012. The show, devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes,...

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HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II - TheFabricator.com

HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II

July 11, 2011

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Initially developed in the 1950s for manufacturing tubing with ultrathin walls for nuclear fuel cladding, the high-precision tube roller (HPTR) continues to provide a fast, economical way to achieve extreme reductions in diameter and wall thickness.

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HPTR’s past, present, and future — Part I

June 18, 2011

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Initially developed in the 1950s for manufacturing tubing with ultrathin walls for nuclear fuel cladding, the high-precision tube roller (HPTR) continues to provide a fast, economical way to achieve extreme reductions in diameter and wall thickness.

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Steel Tube Institute launches HSS certified producer program

June 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has launched an industrywide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program. Called the STINA Certified Producer Program, it is designed to provide assurance that HSS identified with the Certified Producer’s Mark has been...

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Tube-Cut North America to open steel tube cutting factory in Salem, Ohio

May 19, 2011

Tube-Cut North America has announced that it is opening a steel tube cutting factory at Salem Industrial Park, Salem, Ohio. The announcement was made at the 2011 Columbiana County "Teaming4Success" Economic Summit. The company will begin by cutting welded steel tubing for Tubetech a Midwest based...

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Marmon/Keystone adds new equipment to Fort Worth facility

May 16, 2011

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has completed installation of a model 6S modern automatic cutoff system at its Forth Worth, Texas, branch. The lathe system can process materials from 1 to 7 in. OD and handles jobs requiring high-speed, close-tolerance cutting. A second Amada PC saw 300 also has been...

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Fives Bronx ships pipe straightener, pipe tester

May 9, 2011

Fives Bronx, the provider of Bronx Taylor-Wilson and Abbey Intl. equipment, in North Canton, Ohio, has shipped a 6CR9 six-roll pipe straightening machine and a 20,000-PSI hydrostatic pipe tester to a North American steel producer. The steelmaker will use the machines in its production of OCTG...

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Rafter announces partnership with HKS-Prozesstechnik

March 21, 2011

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has reached an agreement with HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH to become the exclusive North American system integrator for its ThermoProfilScanner (TPS) nondestructive weld seam inspection system. The system uses a lens-free thermal imaging sensor to capture the...

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TMK IPSCO upgrades facility in Wilder, Ky.

March 9, 2011

Pipe producer TMK IPSCO is making a number of investments at its facility in Wilder, Ky., intended to improve operational efficiency and add value for its oil and gas industry customers. The company's most significant investment in Wilder will be the installation of a thread shop, for which the...

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Designing a dust collection system for weld seam remetallizing

February 25, 2011

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OHSA seems to be taking an increased interest in worker safety and, according to OMB Watch, has been citing an increasing number of workplace violations. Tube and pipe producers who remetallize their product pay particular attention to OSHA Directive Number CPL 03-00-008, which deals with a hazard specific to remetallizing operations: explosive dust.

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Bronx International joins Fives Group

February 1, 2011

On November 30, 2010, Bronx International Inc. and its subsidiaries Bronx/Taylor-Wilson Ltd. and Abbey International Inc. were acquired by the Fives Group, a company headquartered in Paris, France. On January 3, 2011, Bronx International Inc. and Abbey International Inc. changed their names to...

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Changing the point of attack - TheFabricator.com

Changing the point of attack

December 8, 2010

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For inline cutoff, tube and pipe producers typically use a mechanically driven, single-blade device. This type of cutoff unit is good for most applications, but in many specialized cases, it might not produce good results. Square or rectangular tubes, heavy walls, and lockseam tubing present cutoff challenges that call for a hydraulic unit or a swing blade.

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Bronx/Taylor-Wilson ships pipe facing machines to Brazilian manufacturer

November 29, 2010

Bronx/Taylor-Wilson, North Canton, Ohio, has announced the shipment of two 16-in. facers to a pipe and tube manufacturer in Brazil. The machines are being installed in a new plant as part of a finishing line with two facing/chamfering/reaming machines to produce pipes in diameters from 6.625 to 16...

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Plymouth Tube receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

November 29, 2010

Plymouth Tube Co.'s West Monroe, La., tubing mill has received a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. The mill was chosen for excellence in its seamless and welded stainless steel tube production operations. The mill manufactures XtraLowStress® stainless steel feedwater heater tubing, which...

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wire and Tube China 2010 see record participation

September 7, 2010

The upcoming wire China 2010, the 4th All China - International Wire and Cable Industry Trade Fair, and Tube China 2010, the 4th All China - International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, will be larger than ever before. A record 1,200 exhibitors from around the world will occupy 801,900 sq. ft. of...

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