Alpine Pipe installs welding machine

January 10, 2006

Thermatool Corp., East Haven, Conn., has announced the start-up of a CFI 1200 solid-state induction welding machine at Alpine Pipe Mfg. Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.

It is installed on a new pipe mill supplied by Nakata Mfg. Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan. The mill produces API and structural pipes up to 18-in. dia. by 5/8-in. wall thickness.

Thermatool also provided three 500-kW, 1-kHz annealing units for the mill.

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