Vol 29 No 4
The July Issue
Welcome to the latest Tube & Pipe
Technology magazine. This issue we
have a feature on tube mills & roll
forming and two technical articles.
The first is on the ‘effect and prevention
of vibration in carbide sawing
Goellner from Advanced Machine &
Engineering/AMSAW and the second looks at how
mill productivity and line speed are equally important for
the market competitiveness of a tube plant
Gao from FD Machinery.
I have just returned from the Lamiera Show in Bologna,
Italy. It was my first time at this event and I was
really impressed by the quality of the show and its
organisation as well as by the charming city itself.
Italy’s economy has suffered as much as any of the
traditional engineering giants in Europe in recent years.
The European tube industry needs a strong Italy. I
attended several seminars and spoke to a number of
engineering associations who said that this matter was
now being treated as a top priority. From what I heard I
am optimistic that this is the case.
The forthcoming September issue will be distributed
at FABTECH, Tube India and EuroBlech. We also have
features on bending, end forming & swaging, heat &
surface treatments & furnaces, and developments in
finishing, end finishing & super finishing. The advertising
deadline is 18 July. I hope you enjoy the magazine.
Rory McBride –
On the cover . . .
Since 1985 Universal Tube & Rollform
has been committed to being the
number one supplier of used tube,
pipe and rollform machinery in the
world. Its presence in this industry has
always been strong and honourable,
working with companies locally and all
over the world, it says.
Its president, Ralph Girkins, has over 35 years of experience
in the tube and pipe industry. The company takes pride in its
knowledge and ability to mix and match various machinery to fit
customer needs. New, used or reconditioned, it can help put it
all together to balance clients’ budgets and increase the value of
It has one of the largest selections of used tube and pipe mills
in the world. Utilising over 125,000 square feet of warehouse
space, it also stocks rollformers, cut to length, slitting lines and
more. It has the resources and expertise to satisfy companies’
The international magazine for the tube & pipe industries
Vol 29 No4
Effect and prevention of
vibration in carbide sawing
by Willy Goellner, chairman and founder –
Advanced Machine & Engineering/AMSAW
Tube mill productivity and
line speed are equally
important for the market
competitiveness of a tube plant
By Guowu Gao, chief engineer at FD Machinery