Downstream copper tube equipment

Tube and pipe making
Production of Copper tubes

SMS group is a world leader in engineering plants and machines for all stages of copper tube production – from melting right through to the finished tube. Using the technologies from former Schumag and MRB product brands as a basis, we have brought together both know-how and experience gained over many decades. This helped us evolve into a key supplier to the global copper tube industry.

So, whether you are looking for a complete new production line, single machines or modernizations – SMS group is your ideal partner.

Process Route

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Prematerial

  • Extruded
  • Pilgered
  • Cast and rolled
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Predrawing

  • Single cascade
  • Double cascade
  • Triple cascade
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Intermed. drawing

  • Spinner blocks
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Finishing

  • Finish-drawing lines
  • Level winders
  • Tube cutting and straightening lines
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Finished product

  • Straight lengths
  • Pancake coils
  • Level wound coils

Our equipment portfolio includes:

  • Two-carriage or caterpillar drawing units
  • Spinner blocks
  • Combined finishing lines
  • Level winders
  • Inner-grooving lines
  • Jumbo coilers
  • Plant layouts, material handling, and storage

Applications:

  • Plumbing tubes in hard, semi-hard or soft qualities for water and gas, sanitary, and air conditioning systems
  • Industrial smooth or inner grooved tubes for heat exchangers and cooling systems

Finished product forms:

  • Straight length
  • Pancake coils
  • Level wound coils (LWC)
  • Jumbo coils

Technology

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Drawing lines

Throughout the history of SMS group, there have always been close links between tradition, know-how, and innovation. A milestone for the intermediate drawing process was the development of the Schumag-type cascade principle. It represents a key production advantage in the copper tube industry. 

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ProconTube system

A prime example of our innovative thinking is the ProconTube system, which substantially reduces tube eccentricity. Wherever it is installed – as part of a complete new production line or in an existing manufacturing  process – you benefit substantially.

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Spinner blocks

Over the last three decades, our spinner blocks have drawn more copper tubes than any other type. Today, with over 200 machines in operation worldwide, the SMS spinner block continues to be a reliable solution for copper tube manufacturers.

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Inner grooving

Our VNVG 2000 inner-grooving lines produce quality tubes cost-effectively. Today’s growing demand for inner-grooved tubes inspired us to increase the productivity, quality and efficiency of our inner-grooving lines.

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Finish drawing

The most efficient way to produce high-quality end products at top drawing speeds is to manufacture them on combined drawing machines from SMS group.

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Level winder

Our tube coilers meet the highest standards when it comes to winding plain or inner-grooved copper tubes. 

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Jumbo coiler

To meet the growing demand on the ACR market for larger coils of small-diameter tube, we have developed our jumbo coiler. This line produces a single, finished coil weighing up to 1,000 kg – depending on the incoming tube weight.

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Plant layouts with basket handling system

Building on more than 60 years of experience in working with leading manufacturers, our copper experts have gained in-depth, unparalleled expertise. 

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Contact

SMSgroup Hülsemann, Konstanze

Konstanze Hülsemann

SMS group GmbH
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Telefon : +49 2161 350 2321
Fax : +49 2161 350 2318