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We put our tube roller to good use!

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by Jazzy Elliott

Metal tubing can be formed to almost any angle.

But how do we do it? We use a tube roller! The science of bending tubes to the exact angles we need for every project is both complicated and simple at the same time. To form metal tubing into the shapes that we need, we utilize specialized equipment.

Metal tubing can come in either round or square shapes, depending on its purpose. Most tubes, though, are bent one of four ways: ram-type bending, roll bending, compression bending, or rotary draw bending. At PTL, we most often use roll bending. In general, this type is best suited to our purposes.

When it is time to start bending, we calculate the exact angle required of each tube in order to create the correct shape. Next, using mathematical skills and our technical expertise, we set the tube roller to the specifications of each job. This involves moving three separate rollers that are a part of our tube roller into the correct position. Once these rollers are set to the proper  dimensions, the pipe is inserted and the machine helps us bend the metal to meet our requirements.  

There are a few problems that can occur during the process of bending pipes to the correct angle:

Once we have bent tubes into the proper shape, they can be used for all kinds of jobs. Bent tubing is used for everything from plumbing, HVAC systems, wiring, and gas lines, to musical instruments, industrial frames, and decorative elements. At PTL, we have a team with the exact experience you need able to handle any size job.  Contact us if you need custom metal tubing and for all of your upcoming projects. Our reputation for customer satisfaction and quality, as well as competitive pricing and experience, makes PTL a trusted source for businesses of all sizes.

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