Tube Cut-off Machines: Two Different Methods
There are several different types of tube cut-off machines available. Tubes can be parted to length by roller cutter or carbide blade cut-off.
The roller cutter is generally used for thin wall tubing, where a square end finish is not required. Roller cutting slightly deforms the cut end due to pushing the metal rather than cutting it.
Tube cut-off machines featuring carbide blades are generally
accepted where a smoothly finished, square end is required.
There are two types of blade cut-off machines available. The first
is a machine where the cutting head is stationary and the material
rotates. The second involves rotating the cutting head while the
material is stationary.
A machine that rotates the material is generally referred to as a "cut-off lathe".
A machine that rotates the tools is generally referred to as a "rotating head cut-off machine".
Because rotating head tube cut-off machines offer the advantage
of not rotating the material, tube straightness is not a
Also, OD and ID chamfering may be done on both
ends of the
cut-off part asit is held stationary. This eliminates
handling or a second operation, helping
to control customers' costs.
Bardons & Oliver is a leading producer of cut-off machines.
Our customers know they can count onour expertise to deliver
the machinery they need on time and on budget.
Contact us now to put our tube cut-off machines to work for you.