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ProTUBE offer an exceptional and unique range of machinery and technologies for efficient processing of open and closed profiles, structural steel and plate. Beam and plate processing, plasma, oxy, laser and water jet cutting in 2D and 3D, sawing and pipe profiling, straightening, bending and rolling, tailored robotic welding, weld preping, radius deburring, material handling and workflow automation are all part of our range of solutions.

Fabrication
Sawing, Drilling &
Thermal Cutting
Machines

Danobat

State-of-the-art drilling and sawing machines or thermal cutting and drilling machines (combined or stand-alone) with automatic feeding, measuring, marking, scribing, sorting etc. matching every conceivable demand in today’s competitive structural steel market.

www.danobatbandsaws.com
Drilling
Threading
Multi-function machines

drilling, counter sinking,
external counterboring, threading,
centrepointing and marking
Drilling
Cutting
Thermal cutting
Drilling &
Thermal Cutting
Machines

MicroStep

Protube supply a wide range of advanced CNC machines and concepts equipped with plasma, laser, oxyfuel, waterjet and 3D mill technologies. Besides machine mechanics, we develop and supply advanced control systems for machine tools and CAM software with custom modules for various applications. In the field of plasma cutting, MicroStep counts among the world’s largest and most reputable manufacturers.

The bevelled facts

Up to 50% of parts produced in the CNC cutting industry worldwide need to have bevelled edges, yet few machines are installed with bevel stations. The reason may be the additional cost of this advanced equipment, but mainly it is a low awareness by decision makers in engineering companies of the possibilities, availability and reliability of contemporary bevelling tool stations. The benefits – greater precision, along with significant savings of production time and capacities – easily outweigh the higher initial investment. Moreover, in automated preparation of bevelled edges on 3D objects such as domes, pipes, rectangular or IPE profiles, the use of specialised tool stations on gantry-based machines amounts to significant financial benefits.

www.microstep.eu
Direct bevelling process

bevel is cut directly into the raw material
Additional bevelling process

enables adding bevels to parts that have
already been cut with a straight tool
Direct bevelling
Additional bevelling
Additional bevelling
Additional bevelling
Auto-calibration
of tool geometry


ACTG eliminates the necessity of
mechanical adjustment of the bevel
head and significantly reduces
setup time of the machine from
several hours to a couple of minutes.
Auto calibration

ABP – Additional Bevelling Process – enables adding bevels to parts that have already been cut with a straight tool. ABP as a supplementary feature to DBP (Direct Bevelling Process) provides several add-ons:

  • it can add bevels to parts which were cut on an external machine
  • it can produce parts with bevels of greater thickness than allowed by the capacity of the machine (e.g. it can cut top-Y bevel by plasma on mild steel parts with thickness > 50 mm, or add bevels to parts with thickness of up to 300 mm using an oxyfuel rotator)
  • ABP can greatly minimize waste of material and save consumables

Compensation of longitudinal displacements – an optional function which ensures absolute accuracy of the cutting machine in the longitudinal direction.

ABC – Adaptive Bevel Compensation – is an advanced feature for compensation of beam deviations. ABC enables implementation of databases of compensation angles and other values for various cutting technologies (e.g. Hypertherm’s True Bevel™ technology).

Some of the
accessories
available
Plasma rotator
Plasma rotator
Automatic calibration of tool geometry
Automatic calibration of tool geometry
Tilting tool station
Tilting tool station
Oxyfuel triple torch
Oxyfuel triple torch
Drilling tool station
Drilling tool station
Inkjet writer
Inkjet writer
MicroPunch
MicroPunch
Automatic plate alignment
Automatic plate alignment
CCD camera
CCD camera
Second touchscreen on the gantry
Second touchscreen on the gantry
ABP scanner
ABP scanner
Automated line for
production of steel
structure parts


Automated lines of the DS type are an
effective means to achieve high
productivity in flanged parts production.
This is achieved mainly through
automation of loading input material and
automated removal of finished parts, thus
greatly minimizing the time required for
material handling. They also help reduce
the number of workers needed for the
operation of the machine.
Automated line for production of steel structure parts
Used by some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers
Nearly 2000 MicroStep machines operate throughout the world.
Straightening,
Cambering &
Rotating
machines

Stierli-Bieger

Stierli-Bieger AG develops and manufactures sophisticated horizontal bending and straightening machines, turning devices and storage systems. In 1936 the first bending machine was produced and has steadily been developed since then. Today Stierli-Bieger AG is the world leader in premium horizontal bending and straightening machines. The customer base includes the metal production and processing industry, as well as machinery, ship and rail manufacturers throughout the world. All Stierli-Bieger machines are delivered with CE confirmation, assuring utmost safety and performance.

www.stierli-bieger.com
Straightening and
cambering machines


up to 600 tons
Straightening and cambering machines
Horizontal and radial
bending machines


complete range
Horizontal and radial bending machines
Horizontal and radial bending machines
Horizontal and radial bending machines
Horizontal and radial bending machines
Rotating and swinging
without a crane


STIERLI produce the best quality
ROTATOR. The rugged construction
ensures long life and safety.
Rotating and swinging without a crane
Rotating and swinging without a crane
Rotating and swinging without a crane
Rotating and swinging without a crane
  • Save more than 30-40% working time
  • Increase your productivity
  • Return on investment in a few months
  • 360° turning of heavy profiles, beams and welded constructions
  • Ergonomic welding and working in any position
  • Autonomous and flexible - no waiting for the crane
  • Bi-directional & ajustable working height
  • Simple to operate
  • Different sizes with different loading capacities
  • Mobile system
  • Earth connection integrated
  • Increases operator safety
  • Reduces unproductive waiting times.
  • The ROTATOR can be integrated in a BEAM LINE
  • Can be combined with an automatic welding robot
3D profile cutting
& mechanized
welding Machines

Müller Opladen

Müller Opladen specialises in CNC-controlled 3D pipe profile cutting machines and automated welding equipment. These machines are available in the RB Compact, RB Classic, RB Heavy-Duty and PB Robo series. The machines of the RB Compact, RB Classic, RB Heavy-Duty series, essentially intended for round pipes, operate with macro-controlled software. This means that the machines can be quickly programmed online, offline or via CAD/CAM modules for the profiles to be cut with the aid of already available cutting macros. The machines of the PB Robo series, designed mainly for beams, have a freely programmable software architecture that facilitates the autonomous generation of the cutting profiles offline with the use of CAD/CAM modules. Plasma and oxy-fuel are available as cutting processes.

www.mueller-opladen.com
Plasma & oxy-fuel cutting

for pipe diameters up to 4064 mm
3D profile cutting and mechanised welding
3D profile cutting and mechanised welding
Cutting profile examples

virtually unlimited range
Internal welding jig

for the submerged arc welding
of longitudinal seams in pipes
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Cutting profile example
Internal welding jig
Automated pipe shops

tailored combination of various systems
(materials handling systems, machines
and software) for boosting efficiency
Automated pipe shops
Punching &
Shearing
Machines

Geka

Geka is focused in the field of punching and shearing of steel profiles. Manufacturing first-class quality hydraulic ironworkers since the late 70’s. During the 90’s, GEKA began manufacturing CNC machines. The CNC range goes from semi-automatic and automatic positioning tables to fully automatic lines for the processing of flats and angles.

www.geka-group.com
Universal hydraulic
ironworkers with
permanent bending station


punching, flat bar shearing, steel angles
and profiles shearing, round and square
bar shearing, notching, bending
Universal hydraulic ironworkers with permanent bending station
Universal hydraulic ironworkers with permanent bending station
Punching stations

Automatic positioning
and punching of flats
Punching stations
Punching stations
Shearing stations
Shearing stations

Positioning feeder for automatic
cropping of flat bars and angles
Shearing stations
Angle & beam processing
CNC automatic lines
Angle and beam processing
Angle and beam processing
Welding
Robots &
Systems

IGM

IGM offers complex customized solutions for automated welding and cutting processes. The product variety for individual applications in the area of robot welding technology is unique throughout the world. With over 30 years’ experience in the development of welding robots and in the planning of customer-specific welding production units, we offer an extensive range of system modules.

www.igm-group.com
Customized solutions

for automated welding and cutting
Automated welding and cutting
Automated welding and cutting
Automated welding and cutting
Small
Deburring
Tools

ProTUBE

Hand-held pneumatic and electric powered tools for de-burring, chamfering or applying a radius to holes, slots, edges, etc. These tools are small, easy to handle and versatile, producing an accurate and repeatable high quality cut edge. Especially useful where the edges of holes are required to comply with coating specifications (mining, shipbuilding, architectural, etc). Ideal for internal contours: holes, oblong holes, slots, cut outs (down to 8 mm Ø) on cleats, plates & profiles and are most suitable for high volume edge preparation work. Full range of consumables and spares available.

Pneumatic hand-held
deburring tools


small, easy to handle & versatile
Pneumatic hand-held deburring tools
Pneumatic hand-held deburring tools
Pneumatic hand-held deburring tools
Bevel shearing machines
Bevel shearing machines

upper and lower bevel by
flipping the machine in the rack

Consumables & Wear Items

ProTUBE supplies many consumables and wear items for the metal fabrication sector. Customer satisfaction always comes first. For this reason, our products and technologies are developed and manufactured in first class companies on the basis of the highest standards for quality.

Weld
Protection
Liquid

ProTUBE

This anti spatter weld protection liquid is bio-degradable, water soluble, solvent and silicone free, no odour, practically neutral pH, provides corrosion protection for a short period and is skin friendly.

  • Significantly less rework
  • Suitable for all materials
  • No odours when welding
  • Non-flammable
  • Odourless
  • Not a hazardous product
Saw
Blades

ProTUBE

Cost optimization and conservation of resources are the success factors for efficient manufacturing processes. Combining high-tech products with outstanding service is the key to meeting the rising demands in the quality of cutting and the need for higher efficiency. Benefit from our broad personal advice. We offer excellent solutions custom-designed to meet your specific needs. Not only will you increase your productivity, but also save time and money. You can depend on partnering with ProTUBE. We will help you increase the accuracy of all your cutting activities.

Wet or dry cutting
for optimum precision and efficiency
Saw blades
Saw blades
Saw blades
Saw blades
Saw blades
Saw blades
Saw blades

Client feedback

Thank you Robert, it has not been an easy project to say the least. I think jig-less robotic welding of structural steel has to be one of the most challenging things to automate, but also very rewarding. ProTUBE’s continued support is very much appreciated. Ves – Project Team Leader –
I must say this gesture has been comforting and it is pleasing to see the support shown throughout this transaction. Very pleasing. I thank everyone involved. Dave – Operations Manager –