Tube & Pipe End Finishing Machines

Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC End Machining Center offers continuous production.

March 18, 2015

Offering completely automated operation with chip removal and scrap handling managed separately, Model BC80 is suited for cut to length, chamfering, facing, boring, and threading of tube and bar. Machine can provide 24-hour production processing of tube up to 3.15 in. diameter with lengths from 0.4–13 in. All tube changeover adjustments are handled from single location. Available in lengths to 40 ft, bundle loader can be filled without interrupting production. Read More

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Air Powered Pipe Belt Finisher meets diverse application needs.

February 11, 2015

Utilizing .7 hp air motor, Pipe Belt Finisher runs at 3,400 rpm, uses ½–1½ in. wide x 30 in. long abrasive belts, and allows 180° of work piece abrasive capture at any time. Abrasive belt slack allows use on various sizes of pipe, and tension arm accelerates changing of both coated and non-woven belts. To increase operator comfort, belt housing and side handle are adjustable. Tool is suited for blending and finishing applications on metal, stainless steel, and other materials. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Pipe Fusion Machine suits confined work settings.

January 23, 2015

Featuring top-loading heater and facer, In-Ditch 48 brings fusion capability to confined work settings using large-diameter pipe. Machine features maximum pressure of 3,000 psi to serve various in-ditch applications for 16–48 in. OD pipe. Removable jaws and clamp cylinder facilitate loading, while 4-jaw carriage converts to 3-jaw configuration to fuse short pipe stubs. For mobility, machine offers multiple lifting points, carriage spreader bar, and skidded carriage. Read More

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Low-Force Fusion Machine works efficiently in tight areas.

December 11, 2014

Able to be configured from 4 jaws to 3 jaws without use of tools, Acrobat™ 160 lets operators fuse 63–160 mm polypropylene pipe for plumbing, mechanical, and geothermal projects and various other indoor applications with constrictive work spaces. Facer and heater can be loaded from top or bottom (3-jaw configuration) of carriage, and design facilitates manipulation when performing fusions overhead as well on ground. Machine comes with HPU and inserts for butt-fused polypropylene pipe sizes. Read More

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Double End Finishing Machine handles parts as short as 1.0 in.

October 7, 2014

Capable of handling parts up to 8.0 in., Model 922 features 2 movable spindle heads mounted on precision ground rails over all-steel welded base. Twin heads simultaneously chamfer both inside and outside and face end of processed part, leaving smooth finish. Suitable for processing variety of carbon steels, alloys, and stainless steels, machine has single plane horizontal part clamping system that eliminates need for multiple clamp adjustments and allows accurate, repeatable centering of part. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Electric Pipe Beveling Tool end preps where air isn't available.

September 11, 2014

Able to perform any angle of prep, including compound bevels and J-preps, ESCO MILLHOG® Mini Electric Pipe Beveling Tool features 1,800 W, 110/230 Vac, 40–60 Hz motor and self-centering draw rod mechanism that rigidly mounts into tube or pipe ID. Portable tool utilizes wedge-lock blade locking system and pulls thick chip without oils. Suitable for boiler tubes and pipes from 1¼ ID to 6 5/8 in. OD, tool offers 2-speed operation (18 and 60 rpm) to handle various metals and alloys. Read More

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Socket Fusion Tool incorporates Universal Clamping feature.

April 17, 2014

Suited for installations using 63–125 mm polypropylene (PP) pipe in overhead, vertical, and tight work spaces, Spider™ 125 offers Universal Clamping feature that lets tool accommodate any size of pipe or coupling and thereby eliminate need for inserts. Tool weighs 15 lb and incorporates worm gear drive and parallel link system that brings pipes and fittings together evenly and under control. As design is non-back drivable, constant pressure is maintained throughout process. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools

Abrasive Belt Coping Machine has compact footprint.

April 16, 2014

Used to cope square, rectangular, and irregularly shaped tubing and pipe for seamless fit, LCV 3000 is designed to take up minimal shop space and fit into mobile welding truck. This 300 lb machine, measuring 48 x 30 x 14 in., can be equipped with ¾–5 in. spindles and is manufactured from steel and aluminum for strength and service life. Adjustable vise allows for precise angles from 30° to 90°.
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Machinery & Machining Tools

Tube Production System processes 5,000 pieces per hour.

April 1, 2014

Equipped with twin machining head that fits onto standard head, ACS® + CFMtwin can cut 2 tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machine both ends of both workpieces, also simultaneously. When in twin mode, machine can process 2 workpieces of 10–41.5 mm OD each into finished lengths from 10–1,500 mm. When twin head is removed, standard machining head can process single workpiece up to 105 mm OD. Machine and all auxiliary workstations are motion-controlled by CNC from single operator station. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Welding End Prep Tool features battery-powered design.

December 23, 2013

Available with rechargeable 18 V Lithium Ion battery pack, Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® is suited for use anywhere air or electricity is not available. Right angle drive ID clamping tool employs wedge-style blade locking system and TiN coated cutter blades to perform clean end preps without cutting oils. Featuring 3 clamps which fully contact mandrel and expand inside tube, product is suited for milling pipe and tubing from ¾ in. ID to 3 in. OD. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Flanging and Flaring Machine makes leak-free connections.

December 16, 2013

Capable of flanging and flaring ¼ x .028 in. through 1½ x .120 in. steel and stainless steel tube, Parflange ECO 25 creates leak-free Seal-Lok O-ring Face Seal and Triple-Lok 37° JIC tube connections up to 9,200 psi without brazing or welding. Mobile machine features orbital spindle motion and multi-functional tooling, creates smooth mating surface on flanges (90°) and flares (37°), and requires one die set per tube size for both flanging and flaring. Read More

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Electric OD Clamping End Prep Tool features 950 W motor.

September 16, 2013

With ½–2 ½ in. working range, ESCO Electric C-MILLHOG® OD Clamping End Prep Tool is suitable for prepping stainless steel and most hard-to-machine alloys. Clamp grips tubing from outside, evenly distributing holding power, to ensure chatter-free, precision end prep on both thin- and heavy-wall tubes. Suited for use on high-purity piping systems requiring 37½° bevels, flat-facing, J-preps, or orbital welding, tool comes equipped with ratchet feed that provides over 1 in. of stroke. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Socket Fusion Kit supports 20-63 mm diameter pipe and fittings.

July 22, 2013

Designed for use with polypropylene-random pipe and fitting sizes, Polypropylene Socket Fusion Kit includes 16–63 mm socket heater, 20–63 mm socket heater adapters, storage box, socket adapter tray, heater sling, heater bench mount and support frame weld, specification chart, depth gauge tool, and ¼ in. Allen driver. Microprocessor controls precisely set and monitor heater temperature in all field conditions. Equipment meets ISO 15874, DIN 16962, and DIN 8077 pipe and fitting specifications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

All-Electric Tube Bending Machine is optimized for speed.

July 8, 2013

Available for tube/pipe diameters from 5/8–8.5 in., all-electric bending machine has mechanical architecture and control software that reduce tubular part fabrication times. Shape and size of all auxiliary mechanical axes are optimized to reduce their mass and inertia, and application of torque allows acceleration/deceleration at faster rates as well as higher top speeds. On some axes, mechanical dynamics are optimized by type of gearing mechanism employed. Read More

Portable Tools, Machinery & Machining Tools

Extended Service Press Tool joins up to 4 in. diameter pipe.

June 28, 2013

Featuring 4 sec cycle time and up to 42,000 cycle service intervals, RP 340 can join ½–4 in. dia copper and stainless steel tubing as well as ½–2 in. dia PEX tubing and black iron pipe. Size and weight lend to maneuverability while reducing operator fatigue. Operating in temperatures from 15–122°F, tool offers ability to rotate jaws up to 270° to access tight spaces. Bolt sensor technology to ensure jaws and attachments are securely connected to tool before press cycle is initiated. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Punch Press Tooling performs 90° bends.

June 25, 2013

Suited for punch presses with upforming capabilities and stroke control, VariBend™ bends sheet metal tabs at any angle up to 90° and eliminates secondary operations performed on press brake. Bending angle is adjustable in 1° increments, and this flexible, multi-purpose tool can produce form heights of ~0.300–0.700 in. Programmed as normal forming tool (regular forming or upforming tool), product operates with CNC punch press accuracy and comes in various tooling styles/station sizes. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Manual Butt Fusion Machine handles 2-6 in. polypropylene pipe.

May 31, 2013

Pit Bull® 26 accommodates various polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe sizes and is suited for 6 in. PP-R piping. In addition to Centerline Guidance System, semi-automatic locking cam, and hard anodized aluminum wear surfaces, machine features thrust-bearing-equipped clamp knobs that minimize torque required to clamp and round pipe for fusion operations. Areas of use include, among others, recycled and reclaimed water applications as well as chemical transport and fire-suppression systems. Read More

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Pipe Weld Prep Tools promote project efficiency.

May 30, 2013

Promoting pipe welding efficiency for project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists, weld prep tools are built to cut, bevel, j-prep, counter bore, flange face, and single point pipes from 2–72 in. OD. Cold cutting process eliminates hazards related to torch cutting and grinding, which is important wherever volatile hydrocarbons are present. Read More

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Automated Machine cones and threads tubing and nipples.

May 21, 2013

Mounted on mobile cart, Coning and Threading Machine cones and threads high-pressure tubing and nipples for applications from 15,200–152,000 psi. Machine offers single-ended operation, coning blades manufactured from hardened tool steel, and fully enclosed cabinet. Selector knob lets operator dial in tubing size, automatically setting correct thread length for accelerated setup. Coning and threading are done in sequential operations controlled by single lever with hand wheel assist. Read More

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Socket Fusion Tool brings pipe and fittings together evenly.

April 16, 2013

With Spider™ 125, single technician can properly align, heat, fuse, and cool pipe. Device is non-back drivable, which means that constant and consistent pressure is maintained throughout socket fusion process. Designed for 63–125 mm polypropylene-random, Spider 125 works by attaching pipe and fitting using complete encirclement clamping system that eliminates slippage. Worm gear drive and parallel link system bring pipe and fitting together smoothly and accurately, with controllable force. Read More