Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Intelligent Bending

This plant heralded a complete shift to all-electric tube bending technology to meet huge demand for their new product with an integrated tube processing system that merges robotic handling of the material to bend extremely long tubing in very short cycle times and almost double their manufacturing output from 1,800 units to 3,500 units a day.
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Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

Speed and Precision in Chemical Plant Engineering

Tubes used to carry chemical substances require special high-strength double-walled materials that must be flanged and beaded. CNC tube bending machines with multi-stack bending tools can process different nominal diameters of these tubes on a single system without retrofitting efforts. With a multi-stack bending tool, up to 70 percent of the set-up time of market-based systems can be saved. (first view)
With investments in chemical plants expected to double over the next few years, here are some insights into selecting the right machines to efficiently manufacture enormous quantities of quality double-walled tubes from high-strength special materials that are often flanged and beaded.

Automatic Bending Cells for Automotive Parts

These freely programmable, CNC-controlled mandrel bending machines are ideal for rational mass production of hollow profiles with radii of more than 6 x D that are fitted in automobiles and commercial vehicles to permit the efficient machining of large radii and complex geometries with different bending radii as well as high-strength materials. 
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.

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.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Industry News

Mazak Optonics Names New President

Al Bohlen now leads their North American operations.

Tube Fabrication Industries Upgrades Their Capabilities

Present at the announcement of the equipment sale (l-r): Tom Worley, saws and end machining sales for BLM Group; James Brown, a sales executive for Tube Fabrication Industries; Julie Ellis, the president of Tube Fabrication Industries; and Andrew Dodd, a regional sales manager for BLM Group.
They invest in a BC80 CNC end-machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine from BLM Group.

Tubex Partners with Burr Oak Tool

This deal expands representation and support of Burr Oak tube processing machinery in Canada.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

FABTECH 2016: Tube & Pipe

Booth N-6100: The full electric YLM CNC 38MS AE rotary bender from J&S Machine features a new look, software system and design changes.
Take a closer look at some of the tube and pipe fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Full Electric CNC Bender

Booth N-6100: The full electric YLM CNC 38MS AE rotary bender from J&S Machine features a new look, software system and design changes.
The YLM CNC 38 MS AE full electric bender from J&S Machine uses TEACH programming to simultaneously move any or all axes of the machine to reduce cycle times or work around machine interference on parts being bent.

Vertical Dual Head Expanding Machine

Booth N-7308: The new 1675V vertical dual head expanding machine from Huth Ben Pearson will handle 1.5 in to 12 in expansions.
Ideal for higher volume fabricating cells, the 1674V vertical dual head expanding machine from Huth Ben Pearson expands up to 12 in with custom tooling.