ERW steel tube is the heart and soul of our business. For over 10 years we have been offering a plethora of products from our base in the West Midlands, catering for the unique requirements of our clients across the UK.
Electric Resistant Welded (ERW) tubes or pipes are commonly some of the lowest priced products available and provide a more attractive alternative to other variations. Our tubing is also sold at very exceptional prices. We strive to offer the best value for money whilst still delivering the very best quality.
The most common application of these tubes is in the construction of plumbing and gas pipe networks. In addition, motorcycle frames and banisters are also comprised of them. There are so many possible applications for the tubing that we have the honour of working with clients from a myriad of industries and sectors.
The welding technique itself refers to a group of processes where the heat from the weld is generated by the electrical resistance of materials. When this is combined with the time and force used to hold the materials together during the welding. This is a highly effective method and produces a small heat zone on the steel.
Power sources and the welding equipment are chosen in the specific sizes to reflect the thickness and material being welded together. Care is taken to eliminate the probability of contaminants between the faying surfaces. Two copper electrodes are commonly applied and are simultaneously used to clamp the metal sheets together and to pass currents through the sheets. When the current is passed to the sheets, the higher electrical resistance where the surfaces connect creates heat. This allows the materials to join together. Advantages of this method include efficient energy use, high production rates, easy automation and no required filler materials.
At Union Steel Tubes, no matter the length you need your product to be we can supply it. Not only this, but our products are delivered quickly, with stock items usually being delivered the next day and urgent orders receiving a same day delivery. When it comes to finding an ERW steel tube supplier in the West Midlands, make us the first choice.