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FABTECH will be opening its doors in Chicago from 6 to 9 November 2017. This industry highlight in the United States is held in Chicago every two years, mapping the entire spectrum of metalworking and processing. For the first time, in 2017, it will also feature an expanded pavilion showcasing tubes, tube end products and the tube trade.

All these areas will be presented in a new segment – the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion, organised and implemented by Messe Düsseldorf. The Düsseldorf-based trade fair company will therefore be the official representative and point of contact for any potential exhibitors from outside the States.

The Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion is Messe Düsseldorf’s answer to rising demand from the tube industry and the tube trade for a separate segment covering tubes, tube end products and the tube trade at FABTECH. The segment will also be open to pre-processing centres, modern warehousing and service providers with one-stop shopping solutions. The pavilion thus targets international companies outside the United States wanting to export their tube products to the US and expand their tube trade there.

FABTECH 2017 in Chicago will feature around 1,700 exhibitors at the McCormick Place convention centre. The four-day trade fair on innovative technology in welding, cutting, machine tools, manufacturing facilities, presses, tube end products, the tube trade, cutting and clamping tools, welding equipment, welding techniques and punching tools is expected to attract around 45,000 trade visitors from the entire world.

Companies wanting to exhibit at the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion are requested to seek direct contact with Gunnar Holm Ahrens, Messe Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49 (0) 211 45 60 7725, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. FABTECH provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience.

The event is made possible by FABTECH’s five co-sponsors, all of whom represent the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include the American Welding Society, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, SME, the Precision Metalforming Association and Chemical Coaters Association International. Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.

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A Bewo automatic cutting line on the Fabtech

During the Fabtech in Chicago (USA) from 9 up to and including 12 November 2016 Kent Corporation (OH) will be presenting a Bewo full automatic cutting line for tubes. Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. is the Dutch deloper and producer of high performance automating cutting lines for tubes. The cutting line which Kent will be presenting is of the type SCF‑90 Sigma and has a coupled automatic deburring machine. Both the cutting machine as the deburring machine are developed and produced by Bewo.

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The Sigma is for different reasons an exceptionally fast cutting machine. The unique clamping jaw system makes simultaneously cutting up to six tubes possible. The 5,5 kW motor can reach cutting speeds of 50 to 300 m/min. The Bewo cutting line cuts and deburrs as many as 6,000 tubes an hour inline or 15,000 tubes an hour stand-alone.
In addition the Sigma is very user friendly which speeds up the cutting process and the Sigma has extremely short changeover times, with only just a few tools needed. When setting up the cutting line only product specifications need to be entered. De cutting line automatically carry’s out the adjustments to achieve maximum efficiency. Changing the tube length + diameter + clamping jaws takes no more than 10 minutes. Changing the saw blade only takes 3 minutes. That means the complete cutting line including deburring machine is changed over in maximum 13 minutes.

Kent is Bewo’s exclusive distributor in the USA. Kent and Bewo started their strong business relationship over twenty years ago. In addition to Bewo cutting lines Kent also offers coil handling, deburring equipment, welding, accumulators, tube mills and consumables to the metal forming industry. Dean Costello, Kent’s CEO, explains why he is so positive about representing Bewo’s automatic cutting lines: “Bewo is distinctive in many ways. They have much technical knowledge and they provide highly customized cutting solutions. The combination of knowledge and the high degree of customisation makes Bewo very flexible for the cutting line’s configuration and they can easily realise plug‑and‑play solutions. This is just one example of the high standards Bewo lives up to.”

Additional information Bewo Cutting Systems B.V.: Bewo develops and produces total solutions for tube cutting, automated tube cutting machines and manually operated cutting machines. Bewo has a very large installed base and is one of the top players of the market. They have a worldwide network of agents and distributors. Bewo is part of NIVORA Holding B.V.

For further information we refer to our website: www.bewo.nl. You can also follow us on Twitter: @Bewo_NL or LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/bewo-cutting-systems.

Additional information Kent Corporation: Kent started in 1971 and now has 37 employees. Kent has sold over 5,000 machines and shipped machinery to 57 different countries. Their world headquarters are in North Royalton, Ohio. Kent also has a sales, service, and manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico and an sales office in Santiago Chile. Kent increases the productivity of the metal forming industry by providing high quality, innovative products and services. For further information, we refer towww.kenttesgo.com.

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Fabtech-logoNorth America’s largest metal forming,  fabricating, welding and finishing event will be held at the North and South Halls of McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 18-21, 2013. The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet and anticipates over 35,000 attendees  and 1,500 exhibiting companies.

FABTECH provides a  convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers,  see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to  improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

McCormick Place North & South Halls
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Telephone: 312-791-7000

Show Days/Dates
Monday, November 18, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm