Tube & Pipe Fabrication

The Secrets to a Long-Lasting ERP Implementation

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. 
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Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

Vallourec Wins Order for Chinese Nuclear Power Plant Tubes

The fabricator will supply 1 mm thick nickel-alloy tubes for nuclear reactors Fuqing 5 and 6 to obtain its qualification for the new ACP1000 Chinese reactor design.

Burr Oak Tools Partners with KSM

This agreement with the Russian distributor should expand sales of their coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines and replacement parts to the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Baltic countries.

Sapa Will Double Capacity of Joint Venture in Vietnam

The investment by Sapa Ben Thanh Aluminum Profiles for a second extrusion press and auxiliary equipment is expected to begin in mid-2015, with press operations scheduled one year later.

Fine Tubes Financial Results Reflect Growth Strategy

The increase in turnover of 5.5 percent in aerospace, nuclear, power generation and oil & gas reflects the precision tube manufacturer's success in reducing the risk of dependency on any one particular industry sector or geographical area.

Senior Executive Retiring from Burr Oak Tool

David C. Clark, the  the senior vice president of sales, is retiring this August, after 47 years at the company and will be replaced by Tim Doot.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

Small Diameter Tubing for HVAC

The coil designs of the heating and air conditioning industry have evolved with the conversion to smaller diameter tubing; moving from 3/8 in and 5/16 in to 7 mm and now 5 mm as manufacturers continue to experiment in order to reduce manufacturing and raw material costs, as well as improve performance and efficiency.  
Evolving with the conversion to smaller diameter tubing, Burr Oak Tools has worked with the HVAC industry to create a press design with tube processing and fin handling capabilities needed to achieve a more-cost efficient air conditioner.

2D Laser for High-Speed Tube & Pipe Cutting

The Tube Gear is equipped with a triple chuck system which minimizes warp and material vibration, allowing for higher accuracy and faster processing speeds compared to double chuck systems. The additional chuck and the machine’s rigid construction ensure superior cutting precision for material up to 24 ft long.  
The Tube Gear 2D laser-cutting machine from Mazak Optonics can process  thin-walled round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters of up to 6 in.

Dual Tube Cutting and Finishing in One Setup

Each end of the two workpieces is simultaneously chamfered before automated transfer to the cleaning and final packaging stations.  
Equipped with a specially-designed twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, the ACS® + CFMtwin from Rattunde can cut two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces, also simultaneously.