ERW tubes remain the most popular type of welded tube on the market because they are low cost and can be manufactured relatively easily. The process starts with a sheet of steel which is carefully roll-formed to create a tubular section. The edges of this are then heated using an electrical current. Once they reach the right temperature they are forged together, creating a bond and a seam.
Electric resistance welding is the favoured method of attaching the edges of the tube together for several reasons. The first is that it is fast, so tubing can be manufactured within a short timeframe. This allows manufacturers to satisfy orders rapidly and also cuts production costs. Secondly, the technique means that the heat affected zone on the tube is very narrow. This reduces the amount of energy that needs to be consumed and also means the tubing will be strong. A third benefit is that there is no need for any filler material to allow the weld, reducing the risk of flaws.
ERW tubing needs to be manufactured with care and precision to ensure the finished tubes are accurately sized and meet quality standards. As a leading ERW steel tube supplier in the West Midlands, have extensive experience in the field and have been manufacturing bespoke tubing for over a decade. In this time we have built a great reputation for offering value for money and high quality products.
All of our products are made using specially selected materials to minimise the risk of hard patches and flaws in the tubing. By using top of the range equipment and ensuring the whole process is professionally overseen, we can maintain our standards and deliver the very best tubing possible. Our products are used for all kinds of applications and we always welcome special requests.
You can find out more about the various types of tubing we can offer on our website, including the different shapes and sizes. If you have any questions or would like to place an order please contact us directly.