Sourcing from some of the leading brands worldwide, Elquip Solutions provides both capital equipment and consumables to meet a broad range of industry requirements. Specialising in the steel, coil processing and fabrication industries, the company prides itself on extensive knowledge of the South African tube and pipe industry; and has amassed a wide range of products and solutions for this niche market.
Customers in the tube and pipe industry need look no further than Elquip for quality solutions to their processes, according to Mike Cronin, Managing Director of Elquip Solutions. An example of Elquip’s comprehensive customer offering is its range of highly specialised precision scarfing tools and consumables, manufactured by German carbide tool fabricator Saar-Hartmetall.
“Nearly every welded tube mill requires scarfing tools to remove the weld beads created during the welding process,” explains Cronin. “In order to achieve a perfectly smooth surface in tube production, scarfing needs to be done with precision, as mission-critical processes must make use of the right equipment. Furthermore, mistakes in the engineering and manufacturing sector are extremely costly from a lost production perspective. It is therefore critical to use a tool designed to get the job done right the first time. Saar-Hartmetall are the acknowledged leaders in scarfing technology, and offer a product that is both highly efficient and user-friendly.”
Saar-Hartmetall produce an internal and external scarfing system, as well as the carbide inserts as consumables. The tools are also available in mechanical and hydraulic versions, for tubing from 14 mm to 100 mm, and 32 mm to 184 mm, respectively.
“As a company that is highly innovative, Saar-Hartmetall has refined its technology over the years. They have continued to lead the way with state-of-the-art component solutions which are also simple and cost-effective,” says Cronin.
Far from simply delivering equipment to its destination, Elquip Solutions works closely with its customers to identify the most efficient and effective implementation for the technologies they require. Therefore, the company provides both installation and on-site training for its customers of Saar-Hartmetall scarfing systems.
“Although the technology has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, scarfing is also a highly specialised process, and Elquip is equipped with the necessary know-how to provide our customers with expert advice and back-up support,” says Cronin.
Large stock-holding of both tools and carbide consumables by Elquip means that the Saar-Hartmetall range is readily available to South African customers.
“When it comes to scarfing, Saar-Hartmetall is an international precision scarfing and deburring industry leader; and as providers of comprehensive industrial solutions, we are proud to bring this high quality system to the South African tube and pipe industry,” concludes Cronin.