ERW welded tube plants

Tube and pipe making
Tube welding lines for
tubes up to 26“

Available to you from SMS group are all core machines for producing electric resistant welded (ERW) tubes. These flexible plants cover product diameters ranging from 10 mm to 660 mm with variable wall thicknesses. Whether you manufacture welded tubes for the automotive sector, for the oil and gas industries, or for architecture - tube welding plants from SMS group are precisely tailored to the individual requirements of your end products.


The right process designed to your exact requirements

Individual components for tube welding lines

SMS group ERW tube welding lines come with a whole series of unique features that permanently improve output and quality. Take for instance our highly rigid URD® (Uniform Rigid Design) stands for precise tube forming, CSS Quicksetting® system (Computerized Setting System) with automatic mill setting for super-fast product changes, or rapid roll change systems for shortest non-productive and turnaround times.

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  • Coiled steel strip
  • Yield strength up to 800 N/mm2
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  • Coil magazine and coil car
  • Uncoiler
  • Coil opener unit with coil peeler
  • Combined pinch roll unit/strip leveller
  • Shear/end welder (MAG) with integrated crop shear
  • Strip accumulator
  • Strip edge millers
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  • Strip entry guides
  • Breakdown and idle stands
  • Strip edge bending stands
  • Straightedge forming equipment
  • URD® fin-pass and squeeze stands
  • HF welding generator (SMS Elotherm)
  • Inside and outside scarfers
  • MF seam annealing units (SMS Elotherm)
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  • Detwisting stands
  • URD® sizing and shaping stands
  • Universal and straightening Turk's heads 
  • Cambering stands
  • Travelling tube cut-off units
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  • Inside flash flushing stations
  • Straightening machines
  • Pipe end facing and chamfering unit
  • Threading machines
  • Hydrostatic pipe testers
  • Data identification systems (AMS)
  • Bundling stations and transfer systems
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Tubes with diameters of between 10 mm and 660 mm and wall thicknesses of between 0.7 mm and 25.4 mm

  • High precision tubes for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors
  • Line pipes, casings, tubings and drill pipes for the OCTG sector
  • Structural tubes and pipes with round, square and rectangular cross-sections


Everything from one source

Also available to you from SMS group are all core machines for producing ERW welded tubes. These flexible plants cover product diameters ranging from 10 mm to 660 mm with wall thicknesses between 0.7mm and 25.4 mm.

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URD® rolling and squeeze stands for high-precision manufacturing
URD® design stands

SMS group has developed its URD® (Uniform Rigid Design) principle for fin-pass, squeeze, and sizing stands.

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Fast changing times
Rapid-change system

SMS group has created an innovative integrated design for the shortest possible changeover times in ERW tube welding lines. At the core of this concept is our CSS Quicksetting® system (Computerized Setting System).

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Electrical and automation systems

Integration of the latest technologies and automation processes

There is a huge demand for the automation of complete pipe welding lines and integrated individual machines. That’s another SMS group specialty.

So, whatever you want, from individual sensors, through drive and control technology, right up to planning and implementation of computer-aided information and control systems: SMS group supplies complete solutions. 

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Upgrades and Services for ERW lines

Tube and pipe welding and profiling lines


  • Technical consultation, project planning and delivery with customized plant concepts
  • Upgrades for SMS group plants and machinery as well as of other suppliers
  • Services: including an equipment check, erection/ installation, commissioning, training and technical assistance and spare parts procurement


  • Enhanced product quality and minimized wastage due to process-tested, low-maintenance plant con gurations
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved plant availability
  • Warranty for modernized plant components
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Emergency Support

Remote service

Remote access to the machine control system for fault analysis is possible only after authentication by the customer. Direct analysis and evaluation of the operating parameters are performed online by the SMS Service employees. They can easily identify defects and malfunctions and initiate measures for fault elimination. Remote access also allows the system software to be updated. Naturally, the installation of the necessary hardware and software for the remote access is already included in the remote service.

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Our services

  • Installation of software and hardware
  • Identification of faults, defects and malfunctions 
  • System update and fault elimination per remote access
  • In case of plant failure competent assistance by experts

Your benefits

  • Shorter reaction times
  • Rapid identification of necessary maintenance and repair measures
  • Reduction of maintenance costs


Arvedi Tubi Acciato
CSS-Quicksetting® technology system
ERW welded tube plants


SMSgroup Repschläger, Uwe

Uwe Repschläger

SMS group GmbH
General Manager Sales
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 1660


Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.