BLM GROUP has announced the availability of Clean Tube Technology, also known as a ‘spoon’, designed for its lasertube machines to keep the inside of the tubes free of slag, debris and dust. The Clean Tube Technology probe is inserted into pipes during the cutting process and uses suction to capture spatter, gases and vapors produced during the cutting process. This option, which is available for BLM Groups Lasertubes 8” and below, helps produce a clean and dross-free internal finish.
The Clean Tube Technology is especially well-suited for fabricators cutting stainless tubes for the water treatment, food processing or other clean environment industries. Another reason fabricators look to this option is for their secondary process which involves tube bending when using a mandrel. The cleaner the inside of the tube the longer the life of your mandrel. Capturing the debris during the cutting process eliminates the need for a secondary cleaning step after the cutting process, saving time and boosting productivity.
The spoon is matched to each size of lasertube machines, automatically adjusting to the tube diameter. An additional benefit of this technology is that it also helps to stop the laser beam from reaching the opposite side of the tube wall, delivering higher quality processed tubes.
About BLM GROUP
BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube and sheet metal processing solutions. Its product line includes laser tube and flat sheet cutting, tube and flat sheet bending, and tube cold sawing, end-forming, end-machining and wire bending machines. The company has more than 60 years of experience and thousands of applications in the development of tube and sheet metal fabrication equipment. With headquarters in Italy, the North American location in Novi, Michigan, provides tube processing solutions to the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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