Tube expanding is the process of reducing a tube wall. By simply expanding the diameter of a tube, you avoid having to purchase all new tubing. Tube expansion has been an important process for a multitude of industries.
Steps of Tube Expanding
There are a few steps one should take prior to tube expanding process. These steps are as follow:
- Be sure to know the hole size and the outside diameter of the tube
- Subtract the outside diameter from the hole dimension
- Determine the inside diameter of the tube
- Add the inside diameter to the clearance between the outside diameter
Tube Expansion Machinery
As many of you already know, there are a variety of tube expansion machinery within the industry. At Tridan International, we have an extensive line of tube expansion machinery that are available in different forms. Also, these options include horizontal expansion, vertical expansion, and semi-portable expanders.
Different Types of Tube Expanding Machinery
Serving in the Texas and Oklahoma area, we offer coil expansion solutions from small coil to large coil.
Horizontal Tube Expansion
This type of machinery can expand and add the final belling to a tube at the same time. The horizontal tube expansion uses no hydraulics and over time, it has changed its coil sizes very little.
Vertical Tube Expansion
The vertical tube expansion machines are created with saving space in mind. These double sided machines are capable of doing two different jobs at one time to cut down on time. Believe it or not, because of this process, it’s able to save up to 22% in head room.
Semi-portable expanders are versatile portable systems that are designed to be much more mobile than the larger counterparts. In addition, this kind of machinery is able to produce a large amount of volume and are ideal for smaller shops.
Tube Expansion at Tridan International
Tridan International has been dedicated to providing coil tube expansions since 1966. Also, we strive to be an industry leader and are well known for building and designing machines that operate to our customer’s satisfaction. Administering quality machines to the Southwest, especially Texas and Oklahoma, Tridan maintains a reliable flow of accurately produced parts.
Finally, if you are interested in learning more about tube expansion, please feel free to contact us today.