The tube mill machine operates on the principle of forming a continuous strip of material into a cylindrical shape. The process starts with a coil of raw material, typically steel or aluminum, which is fed into the machine. The material passes through a series of rollers that gradually shape it into a tube. The rollers apply pressure and force on the edges of the material to bend and form it into the desired shape.
Once the tube is formed, it passes through a set of welding heads that join the edges together. The welding process can be either high-frequency induction welding or electric resistance welding, depending on the specific requirements of the tube. This ensures a strong and durable bond between the edges of the tube.
After welding, the tube passes through a series of sizing and shaping rollers. These rollers further refine the shape and dimensions of the tube, ensuring its accuracy and consistency. The final product is then cut to the desired length and discharged from the machine.
Tube mills provide high efficiency in the production process. These mills are designed to continuously roll and weld steel strips into a pipe shape. As a result, the production speed is significantly faster compared to other methods. Tube mills can produce a large number of pipes in a short period, which is crucial for industries that require high production output.
Tube mills offer excellent dimensional accuracy. The rolling and welding processes ensure consistent sizing and shape throughout the entire length of the pipe. This precision is vital for industries such as construction and oil and gas, where pipes need to fit perfectly and maintain structural integrity. The dimensional accuracy of tube mills ensures that the pipes are reliable and can withstand high-pressure applications.