The piping fabrication industry has been a backbone of American growth and infrastructure. Pipelines, oil, energy, medical, food and paper have all grown due to the work done by pipe fabricators across the country. It’s full of the grittiest and most talented welders in the world. However, the technology that exists in today’s pipe shop hasn’t changed much in decades. The capacity to put complex bevels on basic carbon pipe and even harder P91 Chrome Alloy pipe has been a mix of old boring mills, tri-tools and plasma/oxy processes. They’re slow, burdensome and are usually the bottleneck of any shop pushing out any decent amount of pre-prepped pipe. As well, as accuracy and quality when trying to complete a J or U bevel with any complexity. However, Revolution Machine Tools has just introduced a new machine that will literally revolutionize the industry.
The RMT Pipe Spool Master Series of pipe facing lathes. Many shops, depending on equipment, will put out 1-4 larger diameter pipes a day with the machined bevel quality required; taking anywhere from 1-4 hours per pipe to set up and “machine” the end of the pipe. The new RMT Pipe Spool Master Series machines can knock that time down to 15-30 minutes including setup. The machine does not spin the pipe, but rather clamps and centers the material, while a facing head spins and approaches the material while inside the machine. 12” XH wall (1-1/2”) P91 pipe processed with a complex bevel including C-dimension was processed in 20 minutes. (see video on our website).
The RMT Pipe Spool Master Series of machines can dramatically increase your shop’s capacity and output, giving you a huge advantage over your competitors and increasing your profitability; all while taking up minimal floor space and overhead. Contact your RMT Rep today to find out more! www.rmtus.com