Bornay SL, a Spanish welded steel tube specialist, has ordered an HF (high frequency) type RD40 tube welding line from the German plant builder SMS group.

The new equipment will be installed at Bornay's Alicante works and will produce round tubes with diameters ranging in size from 10mm to 40mm and with wall thicknesses of 0.75mm to 4.5mm. It will also produce squares in dimensions from 10 x 10mm to 30 x 30mm and rectangulars in dimensions from 20 x 10mm to 40 x 20mm and wall thicknesses between 1mm and 4mm.

According to SMS group, the tube welding line to be commissioned during Q1 2020 will achieve a maximum production speed of 120 metres per minute.

Bornay can produce high-quality tubes with round, square and rectangular cross-sections. They can be used, among others, as precision tubes for the automotive sector, but also for metallic furniture or in the agricultural sector, said SMS group.

Juan Bornay, managing director of Bornay SL, commented: "Our requirements with regard to the new welded tube plant were very high since we produce tubes for mechanical applications that require a high level of precision in their finishing. The engineers from SMS Group have designed a plant meeting our needs," he said.