Graebener-Reika, Inc. (GRI; Reading, PA), a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate and sheet metal, has announced its high volume tube and pipe processing capability to serve a variety of markets and applications, including oil country (coupling blanks and drill string components), automotive (drive shafts, steering columns, shock absorber bodies, axle tubes, etc), and general industry (bearing blanks, conveyor idlers, hydraulic cylinder barrels and more).
The work is conducted out of the GRI Reading facility and run on Reika Rotary Head cutoff equipment that is ideally suited for high volume and heavy wall cutting applications. Reika rotary head cut-off machines feature stationary pipe/tube and rotating tools, enabling high speed cutting and high tool feed rates for reduced cutting times and improved quality. These machines can cut a wide variety of materials and grades, but are especially well-suited for cutting high strength and difficult-to-cut materials, where other cutting technologies fall short.
The GRI cutting range includes:
- 1 in to 8.5 in diameter tube or pipe
- Up to 1.2 in wall thickness
- Cut lengths from 1 in to 100 in
- Square cut with optional ID and OD chamfer or ID C-bore
- Installed capacity exceeds 3 million cuts/yr
Customers interested in learning more about Reika rotary head cutoff technology are invited to send their material for cutting trials.
Graebener-Reika, Inc., 20 Oesterling Drive, Reading, PA 19605, 610-621-2536, Fax: 610-621-4529, www.gr-inc.com.
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