What is uncoated medium pipe beveling and how is it done?

June 28, 2021

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Uncoated medium pipe
 beveling is a very important process in several industrial projects or in the civil construction area. It helps to shape the ends of the pipes, preparing them for welding. Moreover, it offers greater safety and making their aesthetics more pleasing.

Check, in our post today, what Pipe Beveling is, how this process is done, its importance and where to find companies that perform this procedure safely and effectively.

Do you know what uncoated medium pipe Beveling is?

The tubes chamfering is a process that "perfect" the ends of the tubes, depending on their purpose. Beveling comes by cutting edges and beveling the ends of the tubes.

Some uncoated medium pipes beveling machines do the beveling of tubes from 33 to 170mm in just one turn, even on tubes with slight ovalization, leaving the nose thickness constant along the perimeter, making welding easier.

A beveling machine, in general, cuts and/or shapes the edges of the tubes. Similarly, it is considerably improving the interior of the tube ends. This process even helps in fitting connections to other types of pipelines.

How the uncoated medium pipe Beveling process is performed?

It is important, before starting any operation or maintenance, to leave the Pipe Beveling machine disconnected from power sources. After that, it is necessary to remove the bits from the machine.

If you need to use the shims, you will need to install them. If you want to install the edger in two halves, it is important to first remove the castle.

Then, lock the assembly (rotating part and fixed part), using the pins/lock that must place inside the uncoated medium pipes.

Where the advance bonnets were located?

Next, separate the ring into two parts by loosening the 06 (six) hexagonal screws that join the two halves, they are located on the outside of the rim, 03 (three) on each side.

Why hexagonal screws are necessary to use?

To join the two halves of the tube, use the hexagonal screws. After the edger securely installs on the pipe, remove the two pins and lock. Then put back the two bit advance castles. To fix them, use hexagonal screws.


To do this, start by adjusting the shims for a first adjustment. Note the scale of the expansion block itself, take one of the four shims as a reference and adjust it.

Where you will install the cutting tool?

Use a square to check that the angle between the edger and the uncoated medium pipe is at 90°. At this time, install the cutting tool and use it to complete the adjustment operation.

Position them at a convenient distance from the tube and turn the edger manually or using the “T” wrench, clockwise and check that the bits are passing the same distance from the tube. If not, adjust through the expansion blocks.

Then adjust the bits as follows, the cutter blade should be approximately 2mm from the tube and the bevel should be approximately 3mm.

How bevel blade will help to relieve the effort of the cutting blade?

In this way, the cutting blade will penetrate the tube before the action of the bevel blade, which in addition to performing the uncoated medium pipe Beveling, will help to relieve the effort of the cutting blade.

Install the drive assembly by attaching the flange to two holes on the rear of the pinion. Use 02 (two) hexagonal screws to fix it.

An essential step before starting cutting/beveling

Before starting cutting/beveling, rotate the machine 3 or 4 turns at low speed to check that there is no obstruction. Then, activate the advance to verify that the bit castles advance star wheels are working correctly.

Adjust the rotation speed little by little until you reach the ideal value for the situation.  Bits or cutting and bevel tools must come with materials suitable for each type of service. They mainly depend on the type of pipe material.

What is the uncoated medium pipe Beveling process for?

The uncoated medium pipe Beveling, in which there is the chamfering process, serves to prepare/shape the ends of the pipes for welding. It is also a procedure that is easy to use to deburr cut ends for safety and aesthetic reasons.

Countless benefits of uncoated medium pipe Beveling

Many companies/industries choose to automate the Pipe Beveling in their projects, whether small or large, because it brings several advantages, such as:

  • Low operating cost, mainly due to using industry standard carbide tools;
  • Easily chamfers stainless steel and materials not suitable for torches;
  • Precise and consistent tube chamfers each time will face the end of the tube square and bevel;
  • Time savings – stationary tube beveling machines are many times faster than other methods such as manual grinding, flame cutting, manual beveling or lathe loading;
  • Elimination of dirty operations such as manual or torch grinding;
  • Elimination of ergonomic operator problems when handling hand tools;
  • Special shapes, such as “J” bevels, are easily produced;
  • Safer than manual or torch grinding, all chips are contained in the machine;
  • Cycle time is typically in the range of 5 to 20 seconds depending on size;
  • We can operate it by an unqualified operator after setup.
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However, it is very important to purchase safe uncoated medium pipe Beveling machines or look for companies that perform this service correctly, bringing more precision and safety to your projects.

Our materials are of quality and we have responsible professionals available to answer your questions and offer the most suitable product for your project. They are versatile, cost-effective and is easy to use in different sectors and applications.

Currently, there are different sizes of Galvanized Tubes, in addition to particularities in relation to the galvanizing process.

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