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Issue April 2016

Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre
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Newly designed: The fair stand of the Poppe + Potthoff Group at the Tube 2016.

Record attendance at the Tube

After five days, the Tube fair ended on April 8 – and we rate it as very successful. The number of qualified talks rose by over 50 % compared to 2014. A good part of the increase came from novelties in our portfolio: Poppe + Potthoff now offers seamless tubing with an outer diameter of up to 100 mm as well as welded cold drawn precision steel tubes according to DIN EN 10305-2.

The established program also enjoyed great demand and customers and prospective clients took the opportunity to talk about current orders and offerings. Not only the number of contacts was significantly higher than at previous events, also the content of the conversations was worthwhile.

The inquiries and projects received during and shortly after the exhibition clearly show that the efforts in expanding our possibilities are being reflected positively by the customers, partners and prospects. This success encourages us to maintain momentum in supporting our customers worldwide as a flexible and efficient partner for precision.

LTT – Lightweight Tailored Tubes: Variable wall thicknesses allow for reduced weight.

Variable wall thicknesses

Poppe + Potthoff is continuously expanding its delivery program. "We now also offer tubes that combine variable wall thicknesses with a constant outer diameter – ideal for lightweight concepts", Thorsten Ellersiek, Head of Sales at the precision steel tube factory, explains. "The strength of the wall can flexibly be adapted to the occurring loads. Weight can significantly be reduced, in areas where no strong pipe wall is required."

Poppe + Potthoff manufactures Lightweight Tailored Tubes, briefly: LTT, from seamless or welded cold drawn precision steel tubes. The courses of wall thickness can be adjusted specifically to the needs of the customers. Tubes with an initial wall thickness of 1.28 mm to 4.00 mm can be equipped with a wall thickness variation of up to 25%.

Tubes with variable wall thicknesses are used in hydroforming, in vehicle frames and wherever weight savings on components with lower stress areas could otherwise not be achieved using a constant pipe wall. Contact us for further information. We are looking forward to your inquiries: www.poppe-potthoff.com/en/contact

It has arrived at its operation site: Poppe + Potthoff’s new tube separating system.

Automated finishing

Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH pursues a continuous optimization and modernization concept. In April, a new fully automatic system was set up that separates tubes from bundles to feed the 10-roll straightening procedure. Delivered and installed during ongoing operations, the system now successfully went live.

The individual tubes are now handed over to the leveler with even greater process reliability and consistency. The system is a true all-rounder: Thin, up to 11.5 m long "spaghetti tubes" with a diameter of 7 mm and a wall thickness approx. 0.5 mm are separated from the bundle just as well as 25.0 mm x 5 mm tubes.

The employees can thus take even more care of the in-process quality assurance. The machine’s new state-of-the-art control system allows for operating the entire interlinked straightening unit. A further important step towards automated production at Poppe + Potthoff Präzisionsstahlrohre GmbH has been taken successfully.

Poppe + Potthoff sales force and representatives form a strong team at the Tube 2016.

Active worldwide

Around the world, Poppe + Potthoff’s precision steel tubing is in use. In order to further improve our access to new industries and markets, our own sales offices and representatives show presence. Our employees and longtime partners ensure quick and professional on-site communication - worldwide.

Comprehensive knowledge of the products and markets forms the prerequisite. Sensitive to your wishes, we are highly flexible and fast-track projects to the smallest detail. You can count on the long experience of our personnel on national and international markets.

With commitment, reliability and continuity, our team is at your disposal when it comes to solving technical challenges. Our sales representatives attend you on site and support our sales department in developing the optimal solution for you. You will find the contact details of our agencies on our website at: www.poppe-potthoff.com/en/products/precision-steel-tubes