Creating a Seamless Workflow with MES Software

Caldiatech Custom Systems, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

When we think about making money with any business, we must necessarily consider how a company conducts its everyday activities.  Workflow is a concept that has a huge impact on not only productivity, but also on profitability for any business.  Simply put, the better a company’s workflow, the more likely it is to generate profits. Unfortunately, many businesses lose potential …

Automatic tube unloading and packing

Eliminating Steps in Production With A Rotating-Head Cutoff Machine

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

One of the biggest problems producers face in processing metal tubes, particularly if they want to finish as well as cut, is excessive steps.  Every time production stops for changeovers or recalculations, time is wasted unnecessarily.  The ideal system is streamlined, offering producers seamless loading, cutting, finishing, and unloading or packaging options. But for many producers, this process is cumbersome.  …

Automatic Tube Cutting Machine

How Automation Changes Your Creative Process

Caldiatech RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

In the world of manufacturing, automation is often the key to productivity increases.  While productivity is important, it is also important not to lose sight of the creativity required to produce excellent materials.  While some claim that automation can destroy creativity, turning every manufacturing process into a “cookie cutter” operation, this is not necessarily true.  With the right machines, your …

Five Ways to Streamline Your Production Process

Caldiatech Custom Systems, RC Compact Tube Cutoffs, Tube Handling, Tube Loading Systems

When it comes to your production processes, streamlining is the key to increasing profitability.  Although everyone realizes this, not all business owners are sure how to go about making their processes more efficient and effective, reducing waste, or spotting areas needing improvement.  Here are a few tips to help you streamline production and increase worker safety and productivity. Improve quality …

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 …

Automatic Tube Cutting System

Benefits of an Automatic Tube Cut-off System

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

Hautau, a renowned manufacturer of tube cutting machines, has consistently delivered innovative technologies to reduce human resources and increase automation for the tube processing industry. Responding to a request from a customer, Hautau delivered a custom tube cut-off system that would transfer the cut-up tubes into special transport carts without requiring human intervention. There are numerous benefits of this fully …

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 …

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Rotary-head Lathe vs Rotating Tube Lathe

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

Before Hautau unveiled its innovative rotary head lathe, the conventional method of close-tolerance tube and pipe cutting centered upon lathes with a fixed, stationary tool that would cut one end as the workpiece rotated – the rotating tube lathe approach. For many years these conventional lathes were the only game in town, but they had drawbacks. The workpiece could not …