Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Automatic Bending Cells for Automotive Parts

Automatic bending cells simplify the manufacturing process, offer a high degree of occupational safety, withstand nonstop operation effortlessly, and increase productivity of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas technology and other applications demanded by the automotive industry.
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Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

The Largest All-Electric Tube Bending Machine Ever

The ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bending machine from Unison is shown being unloaded at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. This new machine brings the flexibility of all-electric pipe bending technology to the fabrication of long and complex pipe shapes in single pieces used in ship pipework up 8 in NPS, with an outside diameter of 8.625 in, with Schedule 80 wall thicknesses of 0.5 in. (Photo by Ricky Thompson, Huntington Ingalls Industries) (first view)
An ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bender starts operations at a U.S. shipbuilder that supplies nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy.

Tube Machining

An OD and ID turning station with BEX15 machining unit using Weldon tool holder and 1.5 kW motor drive and high precision angular contact spindle bearings. (second view)
This transfer machine uses a CNC servo driven spindle and slide components to cut extremely difficult and challenging large and long OD threads on steel tubing parts used in the HVAC component industry.

From Days to Minutes

The advanced 3D simulator provides realistic real-time visualization of the tube bending process to help designers create production-ready control programs. (first view)
To dramatically shorten design-to-manufacture time, this advanced 3D simulator unveils powerful real-time visualization with collision detection that speeds tube bending program development so that shops can optimize their computer-controlled bending machines.

The Secrets to a Long-Lasting ERP Implementation

The Tube Specialties shop in Tempe employs 97 employees in tube fabrication and assembly, including bending, end forming, machining, welding, brazing, swaging and non-destructive testing for tube assemblies. 
Infor VISUAL enables Tube Specialties, a fabricator of complex tube assemblies, to improve their overall productivity and shop efficiency, and support customer requests without spending excessive time and absorbing additional costs. 

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Industry News

BLM Group USA Plans To Build New Headquarters

BLM Group USA hosted “Tube Innovation Week” at their Wixom headquarters that was attended by customers and prospects. Highlighting the event were live demonstrations and technical presentations on several of the company’s products.
The larger 75,000 sq ft headquarters and Tech Center will more than double the space of their current facility and provide greater access for customers to explore their tube processing technologies.

JMC Steel Group Changes Name to Zekelman Industries

Zekelman is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube.

Fine Tubes Approved by Kuwait Oil

They are approved as a manufacturer of impulse piping and tubing for the next five years.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

A Fully Automated Pipe Cutting Shop in a Single Machine

For steel construction piping, the TCL is ideal for building cranes, trusses, stadiums, bridges, theme parks, expo centers, airport structures, and shopping malls. For process piping, it is ideal for spools, manifolds, pipelines, headers, lobster backs, boilers, and nozzles.
The 3D Tube Cutting Line from HGG maximizes automated productivity by eliminating operator interference with a new “press and play” technology.

Fully Automated 3D Fiber Laser Tube Cutting System

The LT8.10 tube processing system is ideal for cutting highly reflective materials such as brass, copper and aluminum, and can process round, square, rectangle, flat oval and D-shaped tubes, as well as open profiles such as C- and U-shaped channel bar. Its new, exclusive ‘Tube Cutter’ 3D cutting head is perfect for tilt cutting of thick-walled steel, in tubes, and in open profiles and contours.
The flexible 3 kW LT8.10 fiber laser tube cutting machine from BLM performs extremely precise laser cutting on a variety of materials for tube diameters up to 9.5 in.

Piping Software Cuts Precision Shapes and Bevels, Eliminates Operator Calculation

HGG Pipe-Cutting Machines, combined with new Acorn Piping Software, deliver precision shape cutting and beveling while eliminating the time-consuming and costly need for operator calculation. Part programming and hole cutting for branches or with shaped ends (for nozzles and dummy legs) is just as easy as part programming and then making straight pipe cuts with beveled ends.
Part program specialists that typically create five drawings a day can now do as many as 30 or 40.