TPT March 2023

INDUSTRY Fully automatic coil end welder delivered to large pipe producer

The ME Zipwelder from Guild International with a combined MIG/TIG torch can handle strip

FOR more than 65 years Guild International has been engineering machinery for the tube and pipe manufacturing industry. Throughout its history, Guild has focused on evolving its product line to include more automation and safety options. “The goal has always been to separate personnel from the process,” said Mark Wagner, Guild’s vice president of sales. Guild’s most recent projects include a fully automatic coil end welder for a large pipe producer, which processes 5 / 8 " thick carbon steel, and includes smart vision systems, automatic shear and gap adjustment and a full maintenance package accessible via the welder’s HMI. Along with these automation features, Guild equipment can include a fully remote PLC module to monitor, diag- nose and troubleshoot machines from anywhere in the world. This minimises downtime and lost production by allowing Guild service engineers to immediately diagnose and remedy programming issues. With steel alloys constantly changing and advancing, Guild has developed machines with the flexibility to include

An internal team of controls engineers allows Guild to offer leading edge, fully automated systems. These on-staff controls engineers can design electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as programming to meet each client’s exact requirements. Over the years Guild has become a single source supplier for entry equipment, providing a seamless, hands-free entry package to transfer and process coils from coil storage to the mill.

a host of options such as onboard milling stations, onboard induction annealing systems and combination TIG/MIG welding capabilities giving tube producers the tools to safely process these new steel grades. “With the advancement of steel grades, we needed to be sensitive to market expectations and pivot to provide the latest in automation and welding technology, which has pushed us into providing laser welding systems along with many other advancements on our equipment,” added Adam Butts, sales engineer, Guild.

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Tube Eurasia to be held in Istanbul from 2023 MESSE Düsseldorf has expanded its wire and Tube portfolio into Turkey and Asia. From 24 to 27 May 2023 the new trade fairs wire Eurasia and Tube Eurasia will be held for the first time in Istanbul. Tube Eurasia will initially be run as an investment business venture during the two Turkish trade fairs Wire Tech Istanbul and Tube & Steel Istanbul. These two events are organised by Tüyap Fair Istanbul, the leading Turkish trade fair organiser and venue operator, at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center. From 2025 wire and Tube Eurasia will then be organised as independent trade fairs at two-year intervals. This year visitors will see the two Turkish trade fairs being extended to include the new trade fairs wire and Tube Eurasia with the focal segments wire, cable and tubes and pipes, pipe production, pipe finishing and trade. “The expansion of our metal trade fair portfolio towards Turkey is important and necessary to ensure continued growth in the market and to match our exhibitors’ changing needs,” said Daniel Ryfisch, director of Messe Düsseldorf’s wire, tube and flow technologies portfolio. The leading Turkish trade fair organiser and venue operator Tüyap has successfully organised fairs and conferences in the region since 1979. Tube Eurasia


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