Steel pipes are very important material for steel structures, petrochemical engineering and other industries. Sometimes, intersecting multiple pipes is quite necessary, but the steel pipes will have to go through many processes before they are perfect for further welding, pipe saddle cutting undoubtedly is one of the most important one.
What is a Pipe Saddle Cutting?
The pipe saddle cutting is a way of cutting one pipe to match the outside curved surface of another pipe. The resulting pattern will look like the profile of a saddle, a curved center section that goes over the second pipe and two curved sections that extend down on either side.
Saddles are designed to slide over the welded joint between the run pipes and branches. Weld-on pipe saddles are also available.
How Do You Cut a Saddle on a Pipe?
However, Pipe saddle cutting is complicated & challenging, and it is very hard to cut saddles on pipe as much technique are strictly required.
Many kinds of pipe saddle cutting machine or tool are available, such as Bandsaw, Chopsaw, oxy-fuel cutting machine, etc. Though they have their own features and advantages, their shortcomings remains obvious: some are short of working efficiency and some are poor in cutting performance. People often get puzzled of which is the best way to cut saddles in pipe.
cutting pipe saddles with plasma cutter, eg. 5 axis cnc plasma pipe cutting machine, is one of the best solution that should not be ignored owing to its overwhelmingly advantages over the other machine tools when you are in the market for the Pipe saddle cutting machine.
Advantages of 5 Axis CNC Plasma Pipe Cutting Machine
1.High Working Efficiency
Professional CNC cutting pipe software, easy to learn and operate, greatly improving the working efficiency.
2.High Cutting Accuracy
high quality transmission system(linear guide, rack pinon, etc.) with big-torque YASKAWA servo system from top-rated suppliers to guarantee the stable and high precision running.
3D node expansion function of auxiliary programming system, it can generate CNC codes from Auto CAD drawings to save operators’ and engineers’ time. And these modules are compatible with IGES, DXF, SAT and STL files;
Suitable for various types of cuts, including tees, miters, saddles, centerline offsets, multiple intersections, elbow supports, gusset slots; round, rectangular, saw cut, overlapping pipe holes, re-pads with axial offsets and baseline or work point offsets, and other types of intersecting cuts;
Cutting pipe saddles is challenging but far from impossible to be accomplished, thing will be quite simple as long as the right machine is available. Obvioulsy, cutting pipe saddles with plasma cutter is a good solution and 5 axis 3d pipe cutting machine can serve as the best way.