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DPW Extend Production Capability with Thermatool CFI Welder

Dniprovskiy Pipe Works (DPW), LLC, Ukraine has recently installed and commissioned a new Thermatool CFI 350 Welder at its new production facility.

Working closely with the customer from our first meetings and also liaising with the local mill builder, Thermatool were able to provide the right specification Welder for DPW’s new production range in a timely delivery to fulfil production requirements. The whole commissioning was completed on time and with acceptance within 3 days of arriving to site.

Fully trained and certified Russian / Ukrainian speaking Thermatool commissioning engineers were dispatched locally by Inductotherm Group Russia (Moscow). Local service and spare parts will be provided from Moscow as required. During the start-up of the HF Welder the technicians provided full operator and maintenance training to customer personnel.

Thus, the tubular variety of DPW’s production capacity has been extended to ERW steel tube and sections within the size range of OD15 – OD70 mm for rounds and 10×10 to 50×50 mm in square and rectangular tube. The high quality tube is destined to mainly supply the construction and industrial sectors. DPW’s market position in Ukraine as a tube producer will be strengthened by this investment, as they sell tube into both domestic and foreign markets.

Thermatool continue to invest in this region, the Moscow office has recently increased the number of staff, in addition we have a local representative and continue to focus in this important region with future exhibitions planned for Mashprom, Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine October 2012.

Source: Inductotherm

Thermatool and WEMPCO Agree Future Supply of High Frequency Induction Welders

Tuesday 27 March at the International Tube & Pipe Fair in Dusseldorf marked a significant day for both Thermatool and Western Metal Products Company limited (WEMPCO) of Nigeria, in association with Salzgitter International, as an agreement was signed for the future supply of 22 Thermatool high frequency induction welders.

Mr Lewis Tung, managing director of WEMPCO, Mr Walt Albert, president of Inductotherm Heating & Welding (Thermatool’s European headquarters) and Mr Theobald Albrecht, director of business Africa, Salzgitter – are pictured with members of their staff at the Inductotherm Group Stand in Dusseldorf.

Mr Tung, having already taken consideration from the operation and service of a Thermatool Alpha Shear System and Welder installed in 2011 expressed his future intention to use European built Thermatool equipment in his tube, pipe and profile production.

This considerable investment will span a five year plan for which Thermatool have committed to provide complete support, service, spares and on-going training of the WEMPCO personnel in their Ikeja and Ibafo factories.

The first of these welders are scheduled to be delivered later this year.

Source: Inductotherm

Grupo Condesa Invest in Thermatool Solid State Welding System

Groupo Condesa have confirmed their investment with Thermatool for a new High Frequency, Solid State 900kW Contact Welder, for future increased production at their Lorraine Tubes Rettel operation in France, in August 2012.

Thermatool product manager Wayne Hine comments:

“This is recognised as a significant order for Thermatool and confirmation of the confidence, reliability, reputation and service capabilities Thermatool can deliver, supported by its growing European offices in France and Germany. When deciding which welder in our range best met with Lorraine Tubes production requirements, having clear objectives and open communication from the Rettel and Lexy plant managers (where Thermatool also has Welders) was invaluable”

The latest in a string of high profile global references shows a continuing trend and strength in Thermatool’s full range of High Power, Low Power and Fixed to Selectable Variable Frequency welders that can be configured to meet all Tube production requirements.

Hine continues “We also recognise the positive investment by the Grupo Condesa and of course will continue to work closely with them to maintain their business objectives, that may see the start of further discussion to replace Valve Technology units still in operation across Europe”

Source: Inductotherm

New Induction Heating Technology at Tube & Pipe 2012

Inductotherm Group Hall 6, Stands C39 & C40

The biennial International Tube & Pipe Fair takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany between 26 and 30 March 2012. As usual, Inductotherm Group will have a strong presence at the show, exhibiting a host of new and exciting induction heating products from Thermatool and Radyne – Specifically developed for the tube and pipe production industry.

Visitors to the Inductotherm Group stand will have the chance to operate one of the very latest Thermatool HCT solid-state HF welders equipped with HAZControl Technology™. Designed to provide greater control of the welding process with selectable weld frequency in 1kHz increments, HAZ (Heat Affected Zone) control ensures “superior cost-effective product” – run after run.

The new Thermatool Smart Annealing control console will be on display for the first time in Europe. Smart Annealing systems provide producers of API grade pipe with greater, repeatable control over both the temperature and the positioning of multiple heat stations during the Seam Annealing process. Spiral Seam Annealing systems are also available for API grade SAW pipe.

For visitors interested in precision, high-speed cutting of tube, Thermatool’s Alpha-cut series flying shears can now be taken to the next level with new operator controls and new accelerators. A range of new cold saws and friction saws are also now available for the European market.

A new design of Radyne clam shell induction coil will be on display, ideal for precision induction heating (prior to coating) of API grade pipe sections during offshore field-jointing operations. Onshore producers of API grade oil and gas pipe and water pipe will have an opportunity to discuss the very latest in Radyne induction pre-heating systems, prior to continuous pipe coating.

The most exciting display on the stand features a Precision Quench Ring™ in continuous operation. Visitors will be able to see at close range Thermatool’s environmentally friendly, high velocity, impinging quench spray utilised in Quench & Temper systems for bar, pipe and tube heat treatment.

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Source: Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd

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