Tubing in the agriculture sector

Electric resistance welded (ERW) tubes can be used in a wide array of different applications. The tubing comes in a variety of forms, including a selection of lengths, diameters, shapes, wall thicknesses and even finishes. As a result the tubes can meet all kinds of requirements and be seen in many settings.

One common sector where you will see ERW tube is agriculture. The tubing can be used in the manufacturing of handling equipment for a variety of different livestock, including feeders, hurdles, water troughs and even calving gates. They can be made into all kinds of barriers and fencing too.

The tube is suited to the agricultural sector because it is durable and can be utilised to produce high quality products. Additionally they are cost effective to manufacture and offer great value for money. When tubes get damaged replacement parts can be manufactured relatively cheaply rather than having to replace the entire piece.

When ERW tubing is to be used in fences, barriers and handling equipment it is essential that each length is manufactured to the highest standard. Each tube needs to be smooth and properly finished to ensure it doesn’t cause harm to the livestock or handlers. Jagged and welded edges need to be smoothed down and the final piece should be checked to make sure there are no flaws.

At Union Steel Tubes we specialise in manufacturing and supplying ERW steel tubes in the West Midlands, and can produce a wide range of standard and non-standard sizes. This allows us to meet all kinds of customer requirements, producing tubing that can be used to manufacture a huge array of different products. We hold a large stock for rapid turnarounds but are also set up to produce bespoke tubes from scratch on request within a short timeframe.

Our products are particularly useful for the agricultural sector because they can be galvanised to give them extra protection against corrosion. This is important as equipment may spend a lot of time outside exposed to the elements and moisture.

If you would like further information about our ERW tubes or want to discuss your requirements with us personally please get in touch. We can supply products across the UK and strive to deliver the best value for money we can.