Shaped Tube Loaders

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Our shaped tube loaders provide the solution to the challenges of trouble-free loading of square and rectangular tube bundles into our Dual-Blade Shear tube cutoff machines.

These loaders also offer unique features for handling tubes that are too small or flexible to load from bundles or tubes that have a critical surface finish. 

Servo Dial Loader

Tube Capacity: 0.375 inch to 3.0 inches (2.75-inch square)

Bundle Lengths: up to 24 feet

Bundle Weight: up to 4,000 pounds
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The servo dial loader is the ultimate solution for delivering rectangular, square and round tubing to the SC30 shear tube cutoff machine.

  • These compact loaders feature a fully-welded frame with a stiff, “box” construction, so the loader installs quickly and maintains alignment
  • Tube angle is maintained consistently and in proper alignment with the cutoff die
  • Sequencing and extensive diagnostics are integrated into the cutoff control system.
  • A single hand wheel adjustment is all that’s required for diameter change
  • Multi-nest dials are servo-controlled and handle up to 24 different tube profiles, reducing setup time so short runs are profitable
  • When the bundle is tilted, the tubes slide off in neat rows; the servo dial rotates, capturing the tube in the appropriate slot
  • The cutoff machine feeder grips and advances the tube into the cutoff machine
  • The SC30’s programmable hitch-feeder makes it easy to cut multiple lengths from each tube so you’ll save material.

Servo Dial Loader Advantages:

  • Use fork truck or crane to load
  • No changeover for different shapes
  • Load up to 24 different tube shapes with one dial set
  • Consistent orientation of shaped tubes
  • Smart sensors detect bent tubes
  • Nylon dials protect the tube surface finish
  • Load new bundles while cutting
  • Also compatible with SC30 Tube Cutoff Machine

Indexing Chain Loaderindex-conveyor

Hautau indexing chain loaders offer an alternative tube loading solution for shaped tubing. 

Tube Capacity: 0.375 inch to 3.0 inches (2.75-inch square)

Bundle Lengths: up to 24 feet; 42 feet available

Bundle Weight: up to 10,000 pounds; Individual tube limit is 2,000 poundsindexed-shaped-tubes

How it works:

  • Tubes are placed on the indexing chains
  • Operator can inspect and orient the weld seam for best cutting
  • The chains advance tubes to the lift rolls
  • Tube angle is aligned for the cutoff die
  • V-rolls raise and rotate the tube
  • Hydraulic pinch rolls push the tube into the cutoff machine
  • The cutoff machine feeder grips and advances the tube

Chain Loader Features & Benefits:

  • Open-front design for easy fork truck access
  • Up to 40 tubes can be staged for continuous cutting.
  • Four parallel chains automatically index the tubes
  • Urethane V-wheels protect the tube surface finish
  • Single tubes are lifted and advanced to the feeder
  • No changeover required for diameter change
  • Tubes separated by chain links— don’t rub together
  • Used for plated or polished tubes; also for short run applications.
  • Load new bundles while cutting
  • Also compatible with SC30 Tube Cutoff and RC30 Rotating-Head Cutoff