Protem’s newest orbital cutting and beveling machining innovation, the OCM, offers wide-ranging flexibility to pipeline construction, maintenance and repairs by combining the OD ranges of several different machines into one. The OCM thereby reduces equipment costs and challenges associated with transporting multiple machines for multiple pipe ODs and wall thicknesses. Robust and reliable, Protem’s OCM portable machining unit is designed for cutting and beveling tubes from 6’’OD (Ø168,3 mm) up to 52’’OD (Ø 1300 mm) and for wall thicknesses up to 2’’(50,8 mm) utilizing an adjustable chain system.
Welders understand that a better cut leads to better fitting, and quality preparation reduces weld time, consumable costs and future need for repairs. Protem’s OCM achieves the same perfect weld preparation of all Protem machines and this quality increases productivity on-site, in the workshop or in challenging environments. The OCM was designed for ease of use, and its independent cutting and beveling blades are entirely adjustable to perform bevels without changing accessories.
The OCM machine is the essential complement for any welding operation of tubular components. Designed to be portable with OD clamping, the OCM performs cold cutting and I and V bevels from 0 to 90°. The OCM is designed for all types of material including carbon steel, chromium, stainless steel, duplex, super duplex, copper-nickel alloys, inconel, P91, aluminum, and virtually all exotic alloys. The OCM is available with hydraulic or pneumatic motorization.
PROTEM is the global leader in the design, manufacture and implementation of portable machining, cutting and welding preparation equipment. PROTEM achieved this status due to its unwavering commitment to address and solve industry needs and provide its customers with unsurpassed machinery innovation and performance for more than 40 years.