The machine park includes various machines and devices, the purpose of which is to give the elements the desired shape and parameters. Modern technology enables, among other things, laser cutting of sheet metal or die forging, but it is also worth paying attention to machine tools that allow for cutting and finishing pipes. They are widely used in the automotive industry, which in itself makes them extremely useful. However, they can also be found in the furniture industry, road infrastructure, and even when passing scaffolding of building structures. So what should you know about such equipment?
Cutting and tube-end forming machines – what types of machine tools can you find?
The most common types of pipe machine tools include pipe saws. The task of such a machine is primarily cutting, but it is not enough that it will simply generate a loss. Above all, it must work precisely and not damage the workpiece. All this while maintaining the operator’s safety. The function that minimizes the risk is, among others, a two-button panel, thanks to which the cutting cycle will not be started immediately.
The second type of pipe machine tool that can often be found in the tool shop of many companies is the tube-end forming machine. It gives the possibility of personalizing the selected element and adapting it to the user’s needs. This means that, with the help of a tube-end forming machine, we can, among other things, expand or reduce the ends of the pipes. It also allows you to cut slots or selected shapes. It must therefore be admitted that such a machine is invaluable at the stage of finishing the product.
How to choose a machine tool for your tool shop?
There are several factors to consider when choosing a tube-end forming machine for your tool shop. First of all, we should be interested in the functions of the device. Most machine tools have a set of options in various combinations: expanding, reducing, cutting, tags forming, convex forming, conical forming and asymetrical forming. What other issues should be considered? If the machine is going to be mobile, it will make it easier to organize the workplace, so it’s a good idea to ask the manufacturer about this aspect. Let’s also ask about energy efficiency, at least if we want to prevent the operation of the device from generating huge electricity bills. An additional advantage is also the small size and simple service.