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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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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Tube end forming machines use segmented sizing tools

February 16, 2012

R&B Machining Inc. offers the XR line of tube end forming equipment. The XR and XR-I/O expanding/reducing machines use segmented sizing tools. The I/O model sizes the ID and OD of the tube simultaneously and can be used to hold tighter tolerances than the XR. The X-VR vise and ram former...

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Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced

February 13, 2012

Weldwide Solutions has introduced the Axxair pipe cutting, beveling, and welding machine. The machine's operation can be changed from cutting to beveling to welding with an exchange of the motor. The machine cuts stainless steel, mild steel, and other alloy pipes from 0.02 to 0.59 in. thick in...

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ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube, pipe after ERW

February 8, 2012

Brandt has introduced an ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube and pipe after the electric resistance welding (ERW) process. An indexing system and walking beam system ensure pipes are segregated from the feed skids and moved into the washout and blowout area. The overhead...

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Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered

February 7, 2012

PlasmaCAM Inc. has introduced a new pipe cutting attachment for its CNC plasma cutting system and software. The machine can cut sheet metals from 30 ga. to 1 in. thick, as well as round pipe and tubing. The attachment can perform cuts from simple saddles to four-way header collectors on pipes...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators

January 23, 2012

EFD Induction has added low-power machines to its Weldac line of induction welding machines. The welding machines have a power rating of 50 to 225 kW and smaller footprints than other machines in the line, but the same 0.95 constant power factor and IGBT transistors. They are designed for use...

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