These special machines are dedicated to the drawn pipe production, they are orizontal hydraulic presses which make on the pipe a cool tapering (peak) needed to allow the following clamp on the tube-drawing machine. One tip of the pipe is clamped by a special hydraulic clamp and it is forced through a conic matrix (or through a series of matrixes with decreasing dimension) which makes the cool tapering modifying the shape of the pipe tip.
In the pipe production, after the heat treatment furnace, it is usually placed a resizing machine with the scope to restore the diameter and circularity of the pipe’s section.
FERROCAM has directly supplied resizing machines directly to international tube manufacturers. The machines, included all the on-board systems (electrical, lubrication, hydraulic, compressed air systems), electrical cabinets and automation, have been manufactured entirely into FERROCAM’s workshop.
FERROCAM manufactured in 2014 a special handling system for Tenaris Group which has permitted to make completely automatic the cylinder factory located in Dalmine.
FERROCAM supplied and commissioned n°4 manipulators of big dimensions, equipped with laser view system, able to move pipes through many workstations pipe up to Ø711 mm of diameter, 13.6 m of lenght and weight up to 5 metric tons. The upkeep is achieved by a couple of electro-permanent magnets. The movements are automatics according to the missions setted by the operators through the dedicated software.