How to Chamfer Bars or Rods

by: Wayne Moncla
Chamfering bars or rods, much like pipe beveling, is best achieved with an automated process. Automated chamfering offers the most consistent quality, while also being safer and faster than hand grinding. The type of chamfering machine best suited to an application will depend on the requirements: size of the bar or rod (if automatic loading is needed) and if dual ended chamfering is necessary.  Read More

Posted in: chamfering, bar chamfering machine, chamfer rod

Stationary Beveling Machines Make Quick Work of Square Faces, Bevels, & J Preps

by: Wayne Moncla
Tube & Pipe Journal just published an article discussing the use of automated, stationary beveling machines for prepping tube or pipe ends. for welding.  Read More

Posted in: pipe beveling

MSI in Beaumont,TX is Hiring a CNC Operator

by: Wayne Moncla
MSI is looking to hire an Experienced CNC Operator for Vertical Machining Centers.  Applicants must have verifiable background in programming.  Great working environment and benefits.  Must have own tools.  Selected applicants will be asked to take a profile test and  must pass a drug screen.  Pay DOE.  Read More

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MSI Will be Demonstrating a Pipe Beveling Machine Houstex

by: Wayne Moncla
MSI will be demonstrating a Model C8H ChamferMate® in booth #1212 at the Houstex Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center from February 24 to 26. These machines are ideal for the fastener, pipe fabrication, and tube processing industries.  Read More

Posted in: beveling machine

Pipe Beveler Machine

by: Wayne Moncla
Automating the pipe beveling process offers companies a number of advantages. For many, the time savings alone justify the inclusion of a pipe beveler machine in their production process. Automated pipe beveling is also a cleaner, more consistent, and accurate process than hand grinding. Increased safety and lower operating costs, as well as shorter cycle times, also make automated pipe beveling an attractive option.  Read More

Posted in: pipe beveling

Parts Feeder for Cylindrical Parts

by: Wayne Moncla
Stock parts feeders often have difficulty accommodating cylindrical parts. For applications that require cylindrical parts, it is often necessary to custom design a parts feeder solution specifically for the application. A cost-effective solution for a custom designed parts feeder for cylindrical parts is the FeedMate.  Read More

Posted in: cylindrical part feeder

Pipe Facing Machine

by: Wayne Moncla
While there are many ways to create an angle at the end of a pipe or tube, know as pipe facing or pipe beveling, automation offers a number of advantages over other options. Pipe facing options like hand grinding, flame cutting, hand held bevelers, and lathes are all time consuming, labor intensive processes. Automatic pipe facing, on the other hand, is a consistent, safe, and clean process that makes large volume applications much simpler.  Read More

Posted in: beveling machine

Rebar Shearing Machine

by: Wayne Moncla
A rebar shearing machine, or hydraulic bar shear, is a machine used for cutting solid round parts. Often used for cutting bolt blanks, hydraulic bar shears can be found in a wide variety of industries and applications. MSI carries two types of rebar shearing machines the MSI-100 and the MSI-70.  Read More

Posted in: Bar Shear, rebar

Pipe Beveler - Benefits of Automation

by: Wayne Moncla
There are many ways to create a bevel, an angle between the edge of the end of a pipe or tube and a plane perpendicular to the surface, like hand grinding, flame cutting, hand held bevelers, a lathe, or a pipe beveler. Hand grinding, flame cutting, hand held bevelers, and lathes are all time consuming processes, so they aren't well suited to high volume applications. Hand grinding and flame cutting also present a couple of other issues, most importantly they are dirty, inconsistent processes and so are really only an option for very low volume applications.  Read More

Posted in: beveling, beveling machine

Drilling Bolts for Safety Wire

by: Wayne Moncla
Safety Wire Bolts  Read More

Posted in: bolt cross drill

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