The latest two complete tube mills with the Linear Cage Forming Technology for Square and Rectangular sections have been installed in Turkey during this first part of the year.
The “little” one is the smallest of our range, can produce square and rectangular sections from 20x20 up to 60x60 mm for a max thickness 3,5 mm at max speed 150 m/min
The second one can produce square and rectangular sections from 40x40 up to 120x120 mm for a max thickness 8 mm at max speed 90 m/min.
Both have been commissioned in Turkey, a very important reference market in the last 10 year for us.
Each line is complete from decoiler to cut-off: the mills can produce all the square and rectangular tubes within the size range, without change of any rolls in Forming, Welding, Sizing, Straightening and clamp jaws in Cut Off. That means total elimination of all cost for roll sets.
- The main advantages of this technology are:
- Facility and rapidity in changing the profiles dimensions
- Very simple and easy maintenance
- Simplicity in the software utilization.
With this innovative solution, the mill makes it easy to produce both square and rectangular tubes by means of a computerized control, where all data are stored in order to produce in the best way all the tube sizes in the range
The PLC records all the utilized data and it is possible to create particular “shapes” with different angles: from the PC it is possible to see the “tube flower” of the tubes one intends to produce.
The average time for changing tube set-up dimensions is around 10 minutes.
Average saving on raw material (strips) compare traditional tube mills: 5-7%
All the electrical equipment and motorizations are engineered in order to save energy, recovery power and reuse it in the line circuit.