Pull-Apart cutting method provides minimum ID reduction (allows mandrel bending)
Biological lubrication - no need to wash before brazing
Accepts coiled and straight length raw material
Easy programming of multiple lengths
There are three different cutting methods available: Pull-apart, Through cut and Cut & Break.
The Pull-apart method is the most advanced cut-off method: first the cutting disk penetrates the tube wall by approximately 90%. The cut-length is then separated by pulling it apart. This eliminates the I.D. reduction that could occur, if the blade was to completely cut through the tube wall.
With the Pull-apart method secondary operations such as endforming, and mandrel bending, are easier to carry out as the cut quality is usually good enough to allow these operations without having to deburr.
The throught cut method is the most fundamental method of cutting tubes by using rotary cutting disks. This method is used for cut lengths of 30 mm and longer by basic equipments. This method can be used in cases where some reduction in the internal diameter is acceptable.
The Cut & Break method is possible when tube piece length is under 70 mm. The blade is set to penetrate approximately 95 % through the tube wall, at which point the clamping fixture breaks the tube sideways. This method is only available on the T-DRILL TCC-50 Cutting Machine.
T-DRILL rotary cut-off machines are automated tube cutting stations with many options. They can be configured with manual length adjustments, or with fully automatic length changes with integrated batch management system. Material can be fed from multiple coil systems as well as straight sticks with integrated rack loader. Also, there are many material handling attachments for sorting, batch management and scrap reduction.
T-DRILL cutting machines can be equipped with NDT (Non Destructive Testing) or color detection equipment. NDT equipment can be used for detecting defects and/or joints on coiled tubing. The advanced software will remove these bad sections from the coiled tubing automatically during the cutting process. It also ensures that in such a cases tube wasted is minimized.
The model TCC-25-LM with linear motor feed technology offers rapid speed and extreme accuracy for larger volume requirements. Read more about TCC-25 LM