Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Custom Pipe Cutting Machine Gets Intricate

Challenge: A manufacturer known for building and utilizing the most up-to-date motion-control systems for pipe cutting needed linear guide wheels, straight track and curved segments for their custom computer operated machinery. The company required linear bearing and track components to move an air cylinder up and down, as well as side to side motion to keep large pipe of various lengths in line for cutting. A ring segment and journal component were needed to move the cutting head in a variety of positions as it cuts different beveled angles into the pipe.

Application Description:
Using an innovative floating headstock and cutting head design, the machines use a two or four axis control to create fast, intricate curved, straight and custom cuts in extreme temperatures, humidity and vibration – a process that normally take hours to layout by hand. Since time is of the essence in this fast paced environment, it was important that the components were long-lasting and maintenance free.

Solution: DualVee Motion Technology® from Bishop-Wisecarver provides long-lasting, durable motion with very little maintenance required. The linear guide wheels and track allow for high repeatability and are capable of withstanding high speeds under extreme environment conditions. The HepcoMotion PRT2 ring segments exclusively from Bishop-Wisecarver allow for the cutting heads to rotate in an arc like fashion, creating difficult custom pipe cuts without worry of inaccuracy.


  1. I am going to be doing some plumbing in my house. I need to make sure I have the right equipment . I know that I will need one of these pipe cutting machines.
    Gary Puntman |

    1. Hi Gary,

      Thank you for your comment! We are a manufacturing company which specializes in guide wheels and guided motion technologies. In this article we provided our products to our customer who had built this pipe cutting machine. If you are interested in just ordering parts, please contact our distributors in Australia.

      Name Sergei Steffens
      Company T.E.A. Transmissions PTY Ltd
      Address Tahiti Road
      Tiaro, Queensland 4650
      Phone 61-7-4129-2533
      Fax 61-7-4129-2437

      Name Jude Foster
      Company SES Linear Bearings Pty Ltd
      Address 2 Corporate Avenue
      Rowville Victoria 3178
      Phone 61-3-9755-6044
      Fax 61-3-9755-6088

      If you need technical assistance, please contact our customer service department at

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