Cutting Tubes In-House or Buying Pre-Cuts

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, RC H-Series Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling

Manufacturers who use metal tubing in their products have a few choices when it comes to buying their raw tube material. High-volume operations usually purchase tubing directly from a mill and use high-speed, automatic tube cutting machines. These cutting systems often transfer the cut pieces directly to a complete production line. Low-volume manufacturers generally purchase full-length tubing and use a …

Tube Cutting and MES Integration to Improve Efficiency

Caldiatech Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

Efficient production is the key to profitability for any manufacturing company.  As manufacturing plants work to improve efficiency, many are utilizing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), which is a computerized solution on the manufacturing floor to process raw material into finished goods.  An MES monitors and controls the complex data surrounding these processes with the goal of ensuring efficient output. …

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Getting Creative With Rotating Head Cutoff Machines

Caldiatech Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

Rotating head tube cutoff machines have completely reorganized the workflow of producing and processing in the metal pipe industry. Those with factories or plants dedicated to creating metal pipe products are discovering that with a rotating head cutoff machine, they can quickly streamline their procedures and make the entire process less labor-intensive and more efficient.  However, many of these same …

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Rotating-Head Tube Cutoff Safer Than Conventional Lathe

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

One of the biggest concerns of any business, and particularly those that handle heavy or sharp materials, is safety.  Finger and hand injuries can be life-changing for employees, and can result in lost productivity and may end up increasing insurance costs.  Even a minor injury can cause serious issues.  Not only do you want to keep your workers safe because …

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The Advantages of Loading/Unloading Systems with Tube Cutoff Machines

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

A typical tube cutoff machine is built on a relatively simple and straightforward concept.  The machine is loaded by a worker with a number of metal tubes, the cutting mechanism cuts them to length, and the tubes are unloaded by a worker.  This setup is fine for small batches and for a company with plenty of low-cost labor, but what …

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Automatic Tube Loading Options

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

Tube fabricators and processors are always looking for ways to increase production and reduce costs. With any high-volume tube fabricating operation, the first steps in the process are handling tube bundles, cutting tubes to length and then moving the cutoff tubes to the next operation. This tube cutting process is required for all your raw tube material, and it can …

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Hautau Voted One of The Top Machine Tool Solution Providers in 2020

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, Tube Handling

Hautau Tube Cutoff Systems was recently named one of the Top Ten Machine Tool Solution Providers in 2020 by Manufacturing Technology Insights. This publication is one of the top in our industry, and we’re honored to be included among other commendable companies who excel in the manufacturing business. There are many aspects of our business that have allowed Hautau to …

Hautau Offers a Better Way for Conveyor Idler Rolls

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, Tube Handling

Automated conveyors are essential for manufacturers, retailers and distribution centers throughout the world. It’s not unusual for the conveyors to literally have thousands of powered rollers and belt-driven idlers for smooth sorting and moving of products. With a traditional manufacturing method, the idlers require several steps for production. After the tube has been cut to its specific length, it’s then …

Unique Tube Cutting Solution Also Improves Product Tracking

Caldiatech Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, RC H-Series Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling

A manufacturer of heavy truck driveshafts came to Hautau with a two-pronged problem. The cutoff machines they were using were slow and took too much time to set up. Because there are three tubes of different lengths in a typical driveshaft, they needed a better way to track each tube group throughout the assembly process. Their previous practice of relying …

Tube cutting machine is ideal for short runs

Fred Hautau Custom Systems, Dual-Blade Tube Cutoff, Tube Handling

A fabricator of hydraulic tube assemblies needed a more efficient way to cut and chamfer tubing for crimp fittings. Their tube saws left burrs and small shavings, and their lathe-type cutoff machines couldn’t chamfer all tube ends. As a result, tube chamfering and de-burring operations were needed.  Production runs were often small, and they cut many different tube sizes, so …