The international magazine for the tube & pipe industries
VOL 27 NO 2
Fives, a bigger choice than you think…
Fives’ o er for tube and pipe, long and flat product industries includes technologies and solutions such as Bronx straighteners, Abbey and OTO tube & pipe mills, and Taylor-Wilson finishing equipment.
As of Spring 2014, the entire Fives o er dedicated to the steel industry will appear under a unique brand name: Fives. For the steel industry, Fives proposes the most reliable & innovative technologies in the eld of mechanical, thermal, tube & pipe mills & nishing equipment and the supply of surface treatment technologies.
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March/April 2014 Vol 27 No 2
The March Issue Welcome to the latest issue of Tube & Pipe Technology magazine. Once again the time for the entire industry to gather together in Düsseldorf is upon us. Can it really have been two years since the last show? I hope this special issue of the magazine and its 224 pages will prove to be an invaluable guide while you are attending. Inside you will find a full list of exhibitors and their stand
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numbers as well as all the latest news on the tube and pipe technology industry. We also have in-depth information on many of the machines and products that are being exhibited in our Düsseldorf Exhibitor Section, which starts on page 154. The magazine is an official media partner of the Tube show and is being distributed in several locations so I hope you find it an informative read. We will be in the main entrance hall and I will also be based in Hall 4, Stand B29 all week. With 1,179 exhibiting companies, Tube once again broke its exhibitor record in 2012 (and has grown eight-fold since the first show in 1988). Last time 2,600 extra visitors attended too so 2014 should be equally spectacular. For the May issue of TPT we have features on bending and endforming, software and control systems and wide diameter tube production equipment. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org It has developed the most reliable and innovative technologies and offers a range of expert service, from the layout of a facility to revamping services, including the design, manufacture and retrofit of mechanical, thermal, tube and pipe finishing equipment and the supply of surface treatment technologies. Fives employs 1,200 people dedicated to steel applications, with the capacity to run projects everywhere. They partner with steelmakers to help them meet the quality requirements they want to reach, also for the sectors with the most demanding steel applications. Fives is an industrial engineering group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives provides process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the biggest global players in the aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy sector in both developing and developed countries. In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment. As of Spring 2014, the entire Fives o er dedicated to the steel industrywill appear under a unique brand name: Fives. For the steel industry, Fives proposes themost reliable& innovative technologies in the eld ofmechanical, thermal, tube& pipe mills& nishing equipment and the supply of surface treatment technologies. www. vesgroup.com Fives’o er for tubeandpipe, longandflatproduct industries includes technologiesandsolutionssuchasBronxstraighteners,AbbeyandOTO tube&pipemills,andTaylor-Wilsonfinishingequipment. ultimatemachines ultimate factory Fives,abiggerchoice thanyou think… The international magazine for the tube & pipe industries VOL27 NO2 US$33 MARCH 2014 On the cover . . . In Steel, Fives’ goal is to help steelmakers enhan c e t he i r pe r f o rman c e and t he subsequent competitiveness.
PWS supplies unique hydrostatic pipe tester to Salzgitter Mannesmann SALZGITTER Mannesmann Line
a tolerance of ±1 bar, for material grades X80 or N80 resp. “The new facility is a marked improvement on the strategy for hydrotesting and pipe manufacture. Shorter pipe lengths in themanufacturing process no longer have to be separated for testing at a later time, thus ensuring a substantial advantage for production logistics and throughput. The technology package is rounded off by a very fast and highly precise pressure control system,” said Michael Stark from PWS. Thanks to the use of modern technology the up-to-date hydrotesting facility provides high flexibility and a high level of efficiency. Due to the automated plant and quick filling of the pipes SMLP achieves a significant reduction of the cycle time of 30 per cent. The new hydrostatic press also meets future requirements with regard to safety, flexibility and productivity. During setup and commissioning of the new equipment the ongoing production was not interrupted. The facility came on stream in the second quarter of 2013.
more than 30 per cent less than before. The hydrotester supplied by PWS covers a diameter range from 4.5 to 16" with a wall thickness between 2.6 and 16mm. The length can vary from 9.7 to 18m. Simultaneous testing with different diameters and lengths is also possible. Each section can be con- trolled individually and independently. Maximum test pressure is 500 bar, with
Pipe (SMLP) in Siegen, Germany, has taken a globally unique Hydro Testing Machine from spiral pipe manufacturer PWS, Germany, into operation. With the testing strategy of the facility up to three pipes with different length can be tested simultaneously at three test stations in parallel with a total cycle time of 48 seconds (for 16"/12m) –
At SMLP in Siegen, Germany, the hydrostatic pipe tester has already been in normal operation for several months
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Global meeting of tube industry THE leading trade fair Tube Düsseldorf will be staged – for the 14 th time – at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 7 to 11 April 2014. With a total net floor space of more than 100,000m 2 organisers Messe Düsseldorf will showcase the accumulated technology prowess of the world’s tube manufacturing and processing sectors. More than 2,500 exhibitors will attend to present the latest technologies and products at the Düsseldorf fairground. processing and finishing. For the first time, a special show called the Plastic Tube Forum will be staged in Hall 7.1. Additional exhibits will range from tube materials, tubes and accessories, tube manufacturing machinery and second- hand equipment to process engineering tools and auxiliary components all the way through to measurement and control technology. Test technology and specialised areas such as stock automation and control systems will supplement the extensive ranges. to 4 and Hall 7/7.1. Also in Hall 2, visitors will find the China Pavilion. Innovative solutions from the cable, measurement, control and test engineering sectors round off the portfolio, and specialised sectors such as logistics, conveying systems and packaging will also be represented. Pipe and tube processing machinery will be in Halls 6 and 7a. The plant and machinery area will be in Hall 7a. The new Plastic Tube Forum will be located in Hall 7.1.
The Tube event will present its 2014 ranges in Halls 1 to 7 and Hall 7a. The sector’s entire range will be on display, from tube manufacturing to tube
Tube accessories will be found in Halls 1 and 2, whereas tube trading and manufacturing will be located in Halls 2
Messe Düsseldorf – Germany Website: www.tube.de
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Diary of Tube Events
George A Mitchell celebrates 50 th year THE George A Mitchell company, which specialises in the development and manufacture of a line of push pointers for the tube and pipe industries, has celebrated its 50 th year in business. George Mitchell, owner and president, started the business as a one-man company in 1963, after a highly active career in the design and manufacture of extrusion presses and draw benches. His insight into the need for a better way of pointing ends of tubes other than by rotary hammer swaging or heating and squeezing, as was done prior to 1963, resulted in Mitchell developing the push pointer. Over the past 50 years, the George A Mitchell company has produced more than 700 pointers and dozens of tube handling systems for producers of aluminium, copper, brass, steel, stainless steel, nickel and even titanium and zirconium tubing. George A Mitchell Company – USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mitchellmachinery.com
11-15 March METAV (Düsseldorf, Germany) International Exhibition www.metav.com 7-11 April Tube Düsseldorf (Germany) International Exhibition www.tube.de
14-17 May Lamiera (Bologna, Italy) International Exhibition www.lamiera.net
3-6 June Tube Russia (Moscow, Russia) International Exhibition www.metallurgy-tube-russia.com 24-27 September Tube China 2014 (Shanghai, China) International Exhibition www.tubechina.net 21-25 October EuroBlech (Hanover, Germany) International Exhibition www.euroblech.com 28-30 October Tube India 2014 (Mumbai, India) International Exhibition www.tubeindia.com
10-12 November Fabtech (Atlanta, USA) International Exhibition www.fabtechexpo.com
2-4 December Valveworld (Düsseldorf, Germany) International Exhibition www.valveworldexpo.com 11-13 December Indometal Tube (Jakarta, Indonesia) International Exhibition www.indometal.net
Investment in new development facilities
Robotic installation with TIG torch
multi-directional and multi-tasking tool holders – are suited to welding by focusing on the torch, the decisive component in the tools developed by Polysoude. The ‘robotics’ approach is not a recent phenomenon at Polysoude. On numerous occasions over the last decade or more, the company has integrated different brands of robot to meet customer needs as closely as possible. Wherever irreproachable joint quality is a compulsory factor, the axes of movement and motion peripherals are designed on a case-by-case basis to transform the robot into a more suitable control device. The robot can accommodate all types of torch depending on the cold-wire or hot-wire TIG or plasma welding process adopted, not only for standard joints but also narrow gap applications. This approach has resulted in the acquisition of new programming skills within the company’s applications department for the development of welding procedures. At the Polysoude Future plans call for an expansion of the building to over 100,000ft 2 , enabling Rattunde to produce its entire finished length tube and solid bar production sys- tems there. This decision was reached after analysis of the current and antici- pated business needs of the company. According to Rattunde Corporation president Richard Stadler, growth of the company into diverse markets throughout North America made the new facility a logical choice. “There were several reasons why we wanted to remain in the greater Grand Rapids area, but one of the main reasons is the excellent talent base here. Companies are built on people and, whether you are looking for an experienced veteran
POLYSOUDE has been proposing comprehensive automated welding solutions for many years. Multi-axis CNC systems, and even robots, are designed to cope with demands for increasingly high welding or cladding speeds in numerous industrial sectors. Many industrial manufacturers faced with high output rates must also tackle difficulties relating to the complexity of the applications and the solutions available on the market. If the purchase and definition of components are within their grasp, the assembly and interfacing required to turn them into a functional machine can prove to be a more arduous task. Polysoude enables full integration through its commitment to supply turnkey systems. Conventional automated welding solutions are restricted in most cases to linear or rotary movements due to the torch holder. However, manufacturers increasingly have to deal with complex welding or cladding trajectories, limited accessibility, or environmental constraints. Robots – essentially multi-functional, RATTUNDE, a Germany-based manu- facturer of finished length tube and solid bar production systems, has been operating in the North American market for over seven years. The company is building a 30,000ft 2 facility near its current location in Grand Rapids, Michigan, scheduled to open in April. The plant will continue to house the North American sales and service operations and will allow for expanded spare parts inventory and manufacturing operations, including the production of tooling and various machine components. The new facility will also house a technical centre with a machine on-site at all times for demonstration and training.
headquarters in Nantes, France, the company has invested in a robot to develop specific tools and to study these applications. This opens up other channels in which technological solutions can be optimised to ensure that perfect integration can be achieved.
Polysoude – France Website: www.polysoude.com
German supplier to manufacture in USA
of industry or a fresh graduate from one of our ranking high schools, colleges, or universities, outstanding people can be found here.” Concurrent with this development, Rattunde has expanded its workforce with technical service and administrative personnel. Rattunde & Co GmbH – Germany Fax: +49 3874 4240204
Tube Russia 2014 gets closer THE 14 th Metallurgy Litmash, Tube Russia, Aluminium/Non-Ferrous follows on from the successful event held in June 2013. Taking place from 3 to 6 June 2014, the trade fair will again be staged at the Moscow fair grounds Expocentre. event attracted a total of 330 exhibitors and 10,850 visitors from 51 countries to Moscow. Of the visitors, 95 per cent were trade visitors, and 68 per cent came from top and middle management. The amount of foundry technology visitors increased considerably over the previous year.
enterprises in the modernisation or construction of new production lines in the country is rising constantly. German manufacturers are both sought-after suppliers and investors. For Metallurgy Litmash, Tube Russia, Aluminium/Non- Ferrous this means that the demand for high-calibre ranges from international manufacturers is also rising. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH – Germany Fax: +49 211 4560 8548 Website: www.metallurgy-tube-russia.com
The trade fair trio confirms once more its leading function as the most important trade and contact platform for the metallurgical and tube sectors in Russia and its neighbouring states. The quality metal and tube processing and finishing range offered at the 2013
The Russian market for machinery and equipment is lucrative, and forecasts say that demand for metal working machines in Russia will triple by 2016, reaching an annual volume of €2.5 billion. The investment made by Russian and foreign
Taylor-Wilson supplies hydrostatic pipe testing machines for higher grades
and flexibility. This machine will also be designed to facilitate maintenance and quick tool change. The Taylor-Wilson hydrostatic pipe testingmachineswere the first to address alternative pressures that the American Petroleum Institute (API) implemented to deal with the ever changing demands in drilling for oil in deeper and harder to find areas throughout the world. The machines are capable of testing tube and pipe with OD from less than 25mm to over 660mm. Designs can accommodate plain end or square cuts, API line pipe ends, threaded and coupled ends, mill sawed or pierced ends. Driving progress with engineering solutions since 1911, Fives Bronx offers a wide range of industrial equipment sold under the brands of Abbey, Bronx and Taylor-Wilson, and is a top manufacturer in the steel finishing industry for tube, pipe, bar and section straighteners, hydrostatic pipe testing machines, rotary cut-off and end-facing equipment, collapse testing machines, material handling equipment and other ancillary finishing equipment. Fives Bronx – France/USA Email: email@example.com Website: www.fivesgroup.com/fivesbronx
has the ability to test beyond the standard API grades, and is capable of testing up to premium Cr13 pipes at over 1250 bar (18,130 PSI). With a maximum diameter of 406.4mm (16") and a heavy wall thickness up to 50mm (1.97") the end load of 8,944kN (2,010,620 pounds) is one of the highest Bronx has ever manufactured. With over 45 Taylor-Wilson hydrostatic pipe testers in production, this machine will push the limits of small batch processing while still providing the highest quality
FIVES Bronx, the global supplier of Bronx straighteners, Taylor-Wilson finishing equipment and Abbey ERW pipe mills, provides pipe testing machines engineered to reduce delays on the finishing floor during the testing phase. Fives Bronx Inc has received an order for a Taylor-Wilson hydrostatic pipe tester from a German company providing premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets. This technically demanding machine
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LASER Series 6000 In addition to SIKORA’s successful diameter gauges of the classic-line LASER Series 2000, SIKORA offers the top-line LASER Series 6000. These diameter measuring devices are specifically designed for sophisticated customer requirements that exceed the classic demands for quality control in the hose and tube industry.
•Outer diameter measurement of colored and transparent products •High-speed measuring rate of up to 5,000 measurements per second/axis • Simultaneous lump and neckdown detection • Integrated LCD display •Optimum installation and protection of the connection cables •WLAN, SIKORA App and a variety of interfaces and connection options
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EWM becomes a limited company
company will not alter the family-based ownership structure in any way and the character of the company will be maintained. An IPO is reported to be neither desired nor planned. EWM confirms that the new legal structure will not affect its employees, existing contracts or the subsidiaries that will continue to be run as companies with limited liability (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH). EWM believes the limited company structure is much more suited to its future orientation and to driving forward further growth, as this company form is well established in Europe and internationally. It is also generally associated with greater entrepreneurial flexibility and more diverse opportunities for shaping the future of the business. The company believes that safeguarding the family
THE shareholders of EWM Hightec WeldingGmbH, Germany, have changed the company’s legal structure to a limited company (Aktiengesellschaft – AG) and entered it into the commercial register. The welding machine manufacturer will operate under the name EWM AG. The family-run company changed its legal form in order to take account of the company’s development over the past few years, and to set the course for the future and ensure continued dynamic growth. EWM AG is headed by Bernd Szczesny, chairman of the supervisory board; Michael Szczesny, president of the executive board; and Susanne Szczesny-Oßing, vice president of the executive board. The previous shareholders will be the sole shareholders in the new limited company. In this respect, EWM says that the transformation into a limited
Bernd Szczesny, chairman of the supervisory board of the new EWM AG
ownership of EWM in the long term is the best way to achieve this.
Machine for chainsaw bars SCHULER has supplied a fully automated production line to
1.2x0.8), which gives the chainsaw bar its final shape. A marking press punches in the batch number, and a linear portal with a double gripper stacks the parts. This enables a magazine change to be performed during production, and interventions in the system are possible without interrupting production. Only 14 months elapsed between receipt of the order and delivery. “This is a result of close and efficient cooperation between design, production and project management,” said CEO Dr Martin Habert. Schuler will remain a point of contact for Stihl, even after commissioning. The press manufacturer’s US subsidiary, based in Canton, Michigan, will also look after the machine’s service requirements. Schuler supplies machines, production lines, dies, process know- how and services for the entire metalworking industry. Clients include car manufacturers and their suppliers, and companies in the forging, household equipment, packaging, energy and electrical industries. Schuler also supplies systems solutions for the aerospace and railway industries.
transports the chain with the saw teeth. Inside the machine, the process starts with the twin-headed decoiler where the sheet is unreeled from the coil and then passes through the levelling machine and the roll feed. In the next step, it is stamped out by a hydraulic 500-tonne press, type SH 500-1.2x0.8. The slide force then cuts the bar. The remaining sheet metal passes through the chopper and ends up in the scrap waste container. The next station is a hydraulic 250-tonne stamping press (SH 250-
manufacturer Stihl. Schuler supplied the entire line, from the coil line to the blanking and stamping press, through to the automatic unstacking station. The line, around 25m in length, will be used for making the blades of chainsaws from highly heat-treated tool steel in various sizes and lengths – referred to as chainsaw bars. They are composed of right and left-hand outside parts, an inside part, and the sprocket that
On the Schuler line, Stihl will produce chainsaw bars made from highly heat-treated tool steel
Spectrum attains certified integration LOFTWARE, Inc, a specialist in labelling solutions, has announced that its Spectrum ® 2 solution has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver ® technology platform. conjunction with this Loftware enterprise labelling solution.
In addition to having SAP-certified integration with SAP NetWeaver, Loftware Spectrum provides users with the ability to support the complexities of enterprise labelling with configurable business rules. These business rules enable companies to reduce label main- tenance, improve label change response time, and simplify maintenance in accounting for labelling variability driven by customer-specific requirements, languages, regional standards and evolving regulations.
Spectrum offers label design, flexible enterprise integration, a powerful business rules engine, device management, on-demand printing, and high performance native printing in a single software solution. “Loftware’s track record of providing SAP-certified integration is very important to our customers,” commented Josh Roffman, VP of marketing and product management for Loftware. “This certification represents important validation of our commitment to the SAP ecosystem and to the community of global customers that Loftware Spectrum is designed to serve.”
Spectrum is an all-in-one solution designed to address complex labelling requirements for large organisations via a browser-based interface. The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) certified that the Loftware Spectrum 2 solution interoperates with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The certification provides added assurance of compatibility for customers to run their businesses and supply chains with SAP applications in
Linear cage forming tube mills OLIMPIA 80 has signed two orders for linear cage forming tube mills that will produce square and rectangular tube sections in carbon steel material. rectangular tubes within the size range without changing any roll in forming, welding, sizing, straightening and cutting sections. The average time of changing tube dimensions is 15 minutes. changing time for the forming section is about three to five minutes. One line is for square sections from 30x30 up to 80x80mm and rectangular sections from 40x30mm to 110x30mm sections in a thickness range from 1mm to 6mm, with max speed 120m/min.
The company said the deal is a result of plans for the technology that it proposed many years ago. It said the market is now ready to consider the advantage of the linear cage forming technology instead of more traditional methods. With this composition the mill can produce all the square and
The main characteristics of this technology are: simplicity and rapidity in changing diameter; very simple and easy maintenance; simplicity in the software utilisation; the mill allows users to produce both square and rectangular
The other line can produce square sections from 40x40 up to 120x120mm and rectangular sections from 40x30 mm to 160x80mm, in a thickness range from 1.5mm to 8mm with max speed 90m/min. Both lines will be assembled in Olimpia 80’s plant in Piacenza, Italy. Four similar lines with linear cage forming technology are installed in Italy, Turkey, USA and Germany, and in addition to the two lines described above, there was a recent order for a cage forming mill for round tube sections for the automotive industry at a European company. Olimpia 80 Srl – Italy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.olimpia80.com
tubes by means of a computerised control able to save the production data in ways that can be easily recalled; and it is possible to create a particular “shape” with different angles. From the PC it is possible to see the “tube flower” of the tube you want to produce; tube OD
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Anticor achieves milestone with two pickling contracts
end of 2014. As a result of both contracts customers will be able to get high finish pickled surface at international standards. M/S Ocean Trade Bulgaria expects to be the first in the country to build and construct such a large plant having size of 3.2 wide x 3.6 wide x 13.5 long in India.
Germany and with help of Rita Tank design engineering software imported from Europe. Manish Srivastava, vice-president of Arvind Anticor, said that Munsch German extrusion welding and radius have been employed to ensure a leak proof performance. He added that the second phase of the contract would be a high efficiency acid fume treatment plant delivered by the middle of 2014. The plant is expected to be commissioned by the
ARVIND Anticor, a provider of solutions in the field of corrosion resistant equipment, has been awarded two long- term contracts from M/S Ocean Trade Bulgaria Europe, a consultant in the area of hot dip galvanising plants, for the construction and building of the world’s largest pickling plant. The first part of the contract involves Anticor supplying a PP pre-fabricated module of large pickling tanks at the customer site featuring hi-tech butt fusion technology imported from
Arvind Anticor Ltd – India Email: email@example.com Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovative aluminium annealing furnace system
controlled aluminium brazing furnaces, aluminium process furnaces and vacuum metallurgy equipment in manufacturing sites in Poland, the USA, India and China, with sales, service and spare parts offices in Germany and Russia. SECO/Warwick Europe Sp zoo – Poland Fax: +48 68 38 20 555 Email: email@example.com Website: www.secowarwick.com atmosphere
The simple design of the furnace ensures reliability and low operating costs. The system for loading and unloading does not require electricity and can be operated manually by one person. The compact design does not require expensive foundations, and allows the furnace to be placed directly on a shop floor. The furnace can also be relocated without complete disassembly. THE SECO/Warwick Group and its five business segments produce vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces,
SECO/Warwick has received an order for an aluminium annealing furnace that features a simple, compact design and an innovative loading system that does not require power. The furnace is for an Italian company operating in the heating market. The contract includes the supply of a furnace for annealing of aluminium tubes along with the control system, supervision of installation, commissioning, transfer devices and staff training.
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Major contract for ‘largest section bending machine in the world’ secured by AMOB
fields such as automotive, petrol and offshore, aeronautics, shipyard, furniture, construction, power plants, chemical industry, steel structures and agriculture. The company also produces other machinery types, such as roll forming lines, hydraulic single- and double- action deep drawing presses, and stone processing machines. AMOB is directly based in four countries, with two factories in Portugal and commercial facilities in Russia, Brazil and Spain. A worldwide network of 71 agencies and technical centres provides customer support on a local basis.
will be transported in five trucks. The result is a machine with 20,000cm 3 section modulus and the capacity to bend up to 440x440mm bar as well as HEB1000 with residual material waste. AMOB’s CEO commented, “Whereas press forming of these work pieces takes around nine hours, our customers require an average of only 12 minutes for one bend. In 53 years of experience we have been developing and producing cold bending machines designed especially for heavy duty applications; this was one more step forward in our continuous progress.” AMOB provides a specialised range for tube and pipe bending, section bending and swaging, from simple manual equipment to complex and easy-to- operate CNC solutions, covering market
AMOB, Portugal, has secured and executed a major contract for what it describes as the largest section bending machine in the world. The machine was developed for one of the world’s largest companies in fields such as cement, mining, oil, gas and petrochemical. AMOB’s scope of work in this contract included design, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance, as well as engineering consultancy targeting reduced cycle times and providing accurate and repeated bends of large mild steel profiles with tight plane and radius tolerances. The gigantic machine was designed and built in AMOB’s recently renewed 16,000m 2 production facilities in Portugal. It includes a 175-ton frame, 540mm shafts and 238kW installed power, and
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FABTECH fundraising campaign helps Illinois storm victims FABTECH has announced a campaign to raise funds from the manufacturing community for victims of the storms that devastated Washington, Illinois, and other areas of the state. The five FABTECH show partners are donating $10,000 to launch the campaign and California-based Sutherland Presses, an exhibitor at the show, has pledged to match other contributions up to a total of $5,000. The show partners are urging all show exhibitors and attendees to contribute to the campaign, with funds collected going to the American Red Cross to help victims of the storms. FABTECH, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event in North America, took place at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show expected to attract 35,000 manufacturers to view 1,500 exhibits, including live equipment demonstrations, on more than 600,00ft 2 of floor space. “There are many people in our host state who are struggling to recover from the physical and economic damage caused by these storms that hit on a set-up day for FABTECH 2013,” said Bill Gaskin, president of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), on behalf of the show partners. “Some of our exhibitors and attendees were directly impacted by the storm, and we wanted to show the victims of this tragedy that the manufacturing community stands with them in their time of need.”
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The storm caused millions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses in Illinois during November
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Complete Production Lines for the Non-Ferrous Metal Industry Copper and Copper Alloy Tubes, Bars and Profiles The global acting ASMAG Group is a premium supplier of complete solutions for the production of plumbing, ACR and industrial copper tubes as well as copper and copper alloy flat material, busbars, profiles and hollow sections.
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UPCAST OY and ASMAG GmbH have joined forces to supply • Cast&Draw - a process delivering copper tube • Cast&Form - a process delivering copper and copper alloy busbar and profile By combining their respective know-how and expertise the two companies offer remarkable savings to the copper tube and bus bar industry.
Joint promotion of end-forming technologies
innovate quickly, allowing customers to capitalise on the latest industrial, laboratory and medical opportunities,” said Martin Quinn, CEO of Victor Technologies. “In addition, Gas-Arc’s manufacturing and testing facility in Diss, England, will increase our capability in delivering high quality products to the European market and strengthen our position as a leader in the high purity and medical gas control markets globally.” John Gray, managing director of Gas-Arc, added, “Joining the Victor team enables us to realise our full growth potential, which in turn helps to secure the future for our valued and skilled employees while offering opportunities for our customers and suppliers. Both companies share a common vision: to provide innovative gas control solutions by collaborating with our end users.” Gas-Arc Group’s recent innovations include the development of multi- cylinder pack manifolds and high purity gas automatic changeover pressure reduction manifolds, both of which are designed and manufactured in the UK to comply with recognised global standards. The company’s broad offering also includes laboratory and technical grade gas regulators, auto- change and manual manifolds, pipeline outlet points, point of use control panels and flashback arrestors, and a range of cutting, welding and heating torches and accessories. for manufacturing high quality tube end forming solutions.” R&B Machining, Inc – USA Fax: +1 937 382 6727 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rbmachining.net Aristo Machines, Inc – USA Email: email@example.com Website: www.aristomachines.com
become a member of our growing team reflects our commitment to the rapid expansion of our tube end forming machine product line.” Mr Dean commented, “R&B shares my passion and vision for delivering best-in-class customer service and developing cost-effective solutions to generate exceptional value for customers. I know that Aristo’s customers will value R&B’s reputation
ARISTO Machines has signed an agreement to represent R&B Machining in the promotion and sales of its machines and tooling targeting tube bending and forming markets. R&B CEO Joe Eramo stated, “Aristo brings to R&B 60 years of technical expertise in tube forming applications as well as an installed base of hundreds of tube end formers. Having [Aristo president and owner] Rob Dean
Victor acquires Gas-Arc Group VICTOR Technologies has acquired Gas-Arc Group Ltd, a privately held manufacturer of gas control equipment based in the UK, for approximately $40mn, subject to post-closing adjustments. Gas-Arc’s portfolio includes branded gas control products that meet gas application requirements as well as cutting and welding equipment for the industrial, laboratory and medical gas control markets. Gas-Arc will continue to operate under its own name. “Gas-Arc has shown an ability to anticipate changes in the market and
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