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

Superior Tube Appoints Aerospace Manager

Wade Burchell, Superior Tube  "I am excited by the challenge of growing our global position in the aerospace market and by the ‘can do’ attitude of the employees and the leadership team. I believe my background and experience will enable me to make a real contribution to our growth objectives."
Wade Burchell is now responsible for growing the precision tube business for safety critical applications in aerospace markets.

Rattunde Opens New Facility

Rattunde president Rick Stadler cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility in Caledonia.  He is flanked by Martin Proksch (l) and Ulrich Rattunde (r), both directors from the parent company in Germany, along with local team members. Stadler’s sons hold the ends of the ribbon for their dad.  
The new 30,000 sq ft manufacturing plant in Caledonia will initially build tooling for its bar and tube stock fabrication machinery systems.

Superior Tube Invests in ECM Equipment

The Everite Ultracut Electrochemical Tube Cutoff Machine will enhance quality, ensure squaring accuracy and increase plant cutting capacity.

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.

 

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.
Events Calendar
August 25, 2014, 9:00am - 9:30am
Webinar Hosted by ARC Advisory Group, Boston, MA
August 27, 2014, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Webinar Hosted by Wilson Tool, White Bear Lake, MN
September 8 - 13, 2014
McCormick Place -- Chicago, IL
September 10 - 11, 2014
Miller and Hobart Technology and Training Center -- Houston, TX
September 15 - 17, 2014
San Diego Convention Center -- San Deigo, CA