Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:47

Thermatool Welder installed at Marcegaglia UK

Thermatool has recently completed supply and installation of a CFI Solid State High Frequency Welder at Marcegaglia UK’s manufacturing facility in Dudley, West Midlands UK.

2014-04-10 104920The 200KW Solid State HF Welder was selected by Marcegaglia UK as a result of an upgrade project to its electro-welded tube sections. Mark Thomas, Production Manager at Marcegaglia UK comments; “The decision to upgrade was not taken lighlty and involved a lengthy discussion, evaluation and decision process. We were all given opportunities to evaluate the welder and Thermatool were happy to undertake and provide energy consumption comparisons. Following an initial production assessment we have seen that the right decision was made.”

Thermatool engineers were at hand to provide on-site support, service and operator training throughout the installation and commissioning process. Wayne Hine, Thermatool Director of Sales adds; “ Following acceptance of the CFI welder now in production at Marcegaglia UK’s facility, we will now continue to work with the production staff providing further equipment training packages at Thermatool’s European headquarters in Basingtoke. The addition of a Thermatool CFI Solid State HF Welder to Marcegaglia UK’s electro welded tube sections ultimately allows for a greater throughput of tube being produced per shift, controlling repeatability and efficiently delivering an improved, value added end product.”

Marcegaglia UK, part of the worldwide Marcegaglia Group, is devoted to the manufacturing of high quality electro-welded carbon steel tubes for a wide range of applications. The production lines at Marcegaglia Uk are equipped to offer a wide range of specific tube finishes. Tubes are non-destructive eddy-current tested inline to prevent weld seam defects - Additionally, destructive testing includes tensile, flare and flattening. The 28,000m2 plant has a yearly output capacity of over ninety thousand tonnes of finished products, making the UK’s largest precision tubes manufacturer.

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