The difference in the speed of movement of the metal strip at the entry and exit areas of a tube mill. In small-tube production, fill ratios are typically in the 3-to-1 range. This means that if a tube mill is producing at 300 feet per minute, the entry system and accumulator fill mechanism must operate at 900 feet per minute.
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The robots are coming - by Dan Davis Robots replacing fabricators is not likely to happen in the next few years. However some predict that robots may replace almost 50 percent of all kinds of jobs in the future. That is likely to include some fabrication jobs.
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