HGG – SPC 500-1200 PT – Pipe Cutting Machine (Chuck Type)

What It Does

Q1. How do we save on fittings and weldings?
A1: Using skilled welders for laying-out cuts, manual cutting, grinding and is time wasted. These welders are hard to find and a potential bottleneck in your fabrication process. The SPC range automates these processes, allowing welders to do what they do best, welding.

Q2. How essential is operator safety?
A2: Ensuring operator safety while they process tons of steel with thermal cutting is of crucial importance. The confined cutting head, the fume extraction through the pipe and the unique venturi system for rest fumes ensure maximum protection for the machine operator.

Q3. How simple is it to transfer from the 3D CAD model to the machine?
A. Using data that has already been entered into a CAD model is even more important. The SPC range is equipped with an in-house developed software suite that allows interfacing to any design system generating NC data files.

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How It Works

Steel Construction

Q1. What is your greatest concern in a construction project? Is it the complicated design, the material waste or the lack of highly-skilled welders?
A1. Today’s challenges in steel construction are mostly related to looking for ways to accomplish high quality results in shorter time frames. Finding highly-skilled personnel, such as experienced welders, is also becoming an issue. Automating the cutting process solves those challenges by providing highly accurate cuts and reducing significantly the weld volume. Highly accurate cuts means no need for excessive grinding and parts prepared for easy fitting and welding.

Process Piping Cutting Solutions

Q2. How do you meet the increasingly demanding weld regulations? How can you save up to 30% on your pipe shop labor costs?
A2. Today’s challenges in the process industry are mostly related to the increasingly demanding weld regulations, the need for fast and easy material traceability and the limited availability of highly-skilled welders. Pre-fabricated vessels and piping parts need to be assembled under strict pipe shops regulations. By automating the cutting process and applying smart weld preparation techniques the materials are ready for fast and easy fitting and welding. By automating the cutting process and reducing the weld volume the on-site labor costs are reduced with as much as 30%.

Cutting Solutions for Ship Building

Q3. How do you stay ahead in the highly competitive and innovative shipbuilding industry? How can you increase your fabrication speed?
A3. Today’s ship building market is highly demanding due to its constant innovation-driven character. Individual shipyards have their own specific construction methods. Manual cutting methods can no longer meet those increasing innovation and extreme accuracy requirements. In order to ensure superb cutting accuracy, full design freedom and optimal weld preparation shipbuilders choose to automate their cutting process.

Offshore Cutting Solutions

Q4. Are you always under time pressure in meeting your production cycle deadlines? How are you dealing with ever-increasing demands on welded structural design?
A4. More and more offshore fabricators find the answer to solving the highly deadline-driven production challenges in automating their cutting process. Through automation one gains better control over and speeds up the fitting and welding processes. Introducing CNC-controlled weld preparations also helps in meeting the increasingly stringent quality and welding regulations.

  1. HGG SPC PT Product Sheet
  2. HGG Corporate Brochure
  3. HGG Profiling Shapes – Everything you need to know
  4. HiFocus Series Brochure
  5. HGG Product Portfolio
  6. SMS Metalworking Machinery Capabilities & Brochure

Click on the profit and proof tab on this page to read the case studies that demonstrate good choices.

Profit & Proof

Pipe Profiling Applications

What is your greatest worry in a fabrication process? Is it the complexity of the design, poor production flow management, inefficient material handling with too much material waste, loss of control over the operating expenses, or the lack of highly skilled welders? Then, how do you deal with the increasingly tough demands and regulations on welded structural design?

Steel Construction

Q1. With volumes and pipe sizes changing from a structural construction project to project that demand a flexible pipe cutting machine. How does a workshop prevent, machinery from sitting idle in the workshop?
A1. Using traditional methods for pipe profiling, a fabricator can typically cut 10-20 tons of pipe per day. With a HGG machine, a fabricator can easily cut over 40 tons of pipes a day and profit from contracting out additional cutting capacity to their market!
Industry application: Pipe profiling for stadiums, bridges, theme parks, expo centers, airport structures, shopping malls, cranes, trusses.

Process Piping

Q2. How can a HGG SPC pipe cutting machine automate and simplify the way fabricators keep welders supplied with enough spools cut to tolerance to prevent skilled fitter/welders wasting their time fitting spools together?
A2. Preparing a typical header with 82 beveled holes, is typically reduced from 26 hours to 2 hours.
Industry application: Pipe profiling for skids, frames, spools, manifolds, pipe lines, headers lobster backs, boilers, nozzles.

Offshore

Q3. How are offshore fabricators solving their highly deadline-driven production challenges by automating their cutting processes?
A3. Manually, a fabricator can typically cut a heli deck consisting of 95 pipes in 240 hours. With a SPC pipe cutting machine, fabricators can cut these same 95 pipes in less than 40 hours.
Industry application: Pipe profiling for jackets, jack ups, heli decks, support structures, pipe racks, protection frames for subsea manifolds, boat landings.

Shipbuilding

Q4. How does the HGG’s pipe cutting machine automate and simplify the way shipyards keep welding booths supplied with enough spools cut to tolerance?
A4. Automated pipe profiling also prevents skilled welders from wasting a lot of time fitting. Processing 15 nozzles is reduced from 13 hours to 1 hours, using the SPC pipe cutting machine.
Industry application: Pipe profiling for skids, frames, spools, manifolds, pipe lines, headers lobster backs, boilers, nozzles.

Click the testimonials and case studies to see the positive gains your peers are gaining:

  1. Productivity Calculation – Lobsterback
  2. Welcome to the World of Profiling Round Shapes
  3. HGG – The Freedom to Create These Types of Projects
  4. Thermal Cutting Comparisons Oxy Plasma Laser
  5. Get Metal Work and Keep It!
  6. How Does Your Business Select the Correct Machine?
  7. How Do I Recognise Good Advice for my Business?
  8. How to Purchase the Correct Machine

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HGG – SPC 500-1200 PT – Pipe Cutting Machine (Chuck Type)

Pipe Profiling; Versatile Accuracy

The SPC 500-1200 pipe cutting machine processes a wide variety of materials, sizes and wall thicknesses, making it suitable for all applications. It comes with oxy fuel, plasma, marking and CAD-CAM interfaces.

Auditable, deliverable, measurable and evidence based metrics will be provided so your strategic team can calculate the ROI, capacity increase and man hours reduced from a HGG Cutting Machine. SMS will evaluate your current position and on going strategy, we will then assess any gaps to successfully deliver to your business and your clients.

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