Pipe Mills and tube Mills manufacture pipes and tubes of different geometries. They serve to bring a solid material unfettered between various endpoints with the absence of external forces acting on it. Their shape and composition offer inherent strength to a product that is not vulnerable to harsh compressive force, thereby proving them to be perfect for delivering highly reliable pressurized media (e.g. water, compressed gas) through potentially hostile environments without risk of contamination. Pipe Mills are manufactured in a wide range of sizes to cater to industry-specific requirements such as pipes and tubes of different diameters, pipe bearings, and couplings.
The most common type of pipe milling process is the direct weld method in which the metal pipe or tubing is fed slowly from the inlet to the outlet using a directed flow of molten steel. This process is ideal for producing highly rigid products such as pipe fittings. The direct-weld process is normally performed using two forge systems that induce the weld into the solid phase, this eliminates the need for feeding rolls of steel through an anvil and also produces a superior quality welds. Tubes and larger tubes are often feeding into the direct-weld system using a roller process similar to that used in many food processing plants.
Smaller tube mills produce welded tube products by feeding individual tube panels through a weld station. The welded product then exits the weld station in a clean sheet and ready for shipment. Larger tube mills can weld sheet products and use a variety of other feeding and welding processes. Some of these products are then sold to manufacturing companies.
Pipe Mills are also used to fabricate pipes and tubing in a variety of sizes. Some manufactures build complete custom tube mills to produce custom sized pipes and tubing. Some tube mills even have the ability to run at faster speeds than traditional machines.
Pipe Mills is commonly used in welding shops and fabrication shops because the finished product is often used as a gauge of the overall weld quality and consistency. Pipe and tubing is also frequently used to build large structures such as ships, buildings and stadiums. These types of machinery and equipment is often used to manufacture metal buildings that consist of both interior and exterior walls. Some pipe mills even welded reinforced steel bars together to create a sturdy frame for a commercial building
Pipe Mills is often purchased directly from distributors and manufacturers, or they may be purchased through wholesale dealers that specialize in the sales of industrial and construction equipment. These types of machine are typically sold in packaged packages that include a detailed list of required accessories. Accessories that are often included with these types of machines are welding torches, welding rods, welders, welding heads, torch holders, and more. Pipe Mills is also often offered as floor mills, countermills, table top furnaces and as indoor and outdoor grinders.