These properties are obtained thanks to a manufacturing process in which the thickness of the coil is obtained through a lamination process and is rigidly controlled. The extremities of the coil are prepared in a specific way to obtain the optimum contact during the welding operation and the cold deformation of the coil begins until it reaches the desired circular section.
The high quality of the welding operation, after the deformation, creates a specific temperature, fusing the edges of the coil with no added materials. A continuous tube is formed, with no variation of the chemical composition in the welding area, giving a safety factor V=1. The result is a tube that has a clean and defect free surface with optimal tolerances on thickness and concentricity, ideal for the next operation of cold drawing.
The cold drawing process follows the deformation and welding of the tube, guarantees an excellent surface finish of the product, obtaining precise dimensional tolerances.
Thus, optimal quality of the raw tube, together with a heat treatment, give the drawn tube remarkable mechanical properties and resilience.
Finally the high quality of the electro welded cold drawn tube is also guaranteed by regular destructive and non-destructive lab tests, including dimensional controls and measurement of the surface finish.
Today, the cold drawn electro-welded tube is the best product for the manufacture of high quality hydraulic cylinders at lower costs.
|DIMENSIONAL RANGE||From OD 30 mm to OD 230 mm and thickness from 2.5 mm to 15 mm|
Available from stock metric and imperial sizes
|LENGTH||Up to 12 m.|
Upon request fix or cut lengths
|INSIDE TOLERANCES||H8 | H9 ||
|TEST CERTIFICATE||EN 10204:2004/3.1|