MSI Gets Ready to Hit the Road for FABTECH 2017

by: Stephen Parker
FABTECH 2017 is just 2 short weeks away. This year, the host site will be McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. MSI will be located in Booth B19097. There, we will have sales and management staff on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also have a fully operational C8H ChamferMate machine and will be conducting demonstrations for anyone who wants to see the e machine in operation.  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

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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

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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

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Bevel Machine

by: Wayne Moncla
Pipe beveling is the process where an angle is formed between the edge of the end of a pipe or tube and a plane perpendicular to the surface.  A standard pipe bevel angle for welding is 37.5 degrees.  Other angles and special forms such as J-Bevels can also be produced on the ends of pipe or tube using automatic beveling machines.   Read More

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Pipe Beveling on Display: Greetings from The OTC

by: Wayne Moncla
Earlier this month, MSI was lucky enough to be demonstrating at The OTC. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has been around since 1969, and is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore resources in drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.    Read More

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MSI Pipe Beveling at OTC

by: Wayne Moncla
Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI) was established in 1992 to provide industry with well-designed, dependable, easy-to-operate machinery. Their engineers have more than 60 years of experience in real-life manufacturing applications. MSI designs and manufactures machinery for the industrial pipe, tube, and fastener industries.  Read More

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Johnson Controls Saves Time Beveling Steam Pipe and Increases Quality

by: Wayne Moncla
Richard Baxter, Manufacturing Engineer, for Johnson Controls in Waynesboro, PA had a problem.  His manufacturing team of pipe fitters was wasting up to 30 minutes to hand bevel just one pipe end for weld preparation.  Quality was also an issue so he decided to find a better way.  After an Internet search and then a visit to Fab-Tech in Chicago, he found his answer - the C8H ChamferMate from MSI.  Read More

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Pipe Beveling Equipment Explained

by: Wayne Moncla
Bevel vs. Chamfer The difference between a bevel and a chamfer can be confusing. Often, the two terms are used interchangeably in conversation, but there is in fact a difference.  Read More

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Custom Pipe Fabrication Requires Automated Beveling Solution

by: Wayne Moncla
Precision Flange & Machine located in Houston, TX is a manufacturing company focused on quality, precision machined and fabricated products made from carbon, stainless, and a variety of other alloys.  One of the products they fabricate is a pipe lateral for the petro-chemical industry.  A lateral is a pipe with a hole cut in it that allows another section of pipe to be welded on at a 45 degree angle creating a splitter.    Read More

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