November 15, 2001
By: Edward Tobolski
The article discusses special considerations that must be kept in mind when hardness testing tube and pipe. Rockwell and Brinell are covered. Special considerations include surface finish, wall thickness, deflection, and internal supports.
The PIPE-MAX is a combination grinder and pipe belt sander. The front hard rubber contact roller drives the abrasive belt to grind flat surfaces. It removes weld seams in a straight line, without leaving edges or a wavy finish. For sanding pipes or handrails, the sanding belt follows every contour to grind and polish up to a high-gloss finish. Ideal for stainless steel, aluminum and high-quality metals.
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