3 Signs You Need To Automate Your Pipe-Cutting Operation

3 Signs You Need To Automate Your Pipe-Cutting Operation

January 26, 2023

If you’ve noticed your pipe maintenance operation is consistently unable to handle the volume of jobs, you may have a problem. You’ll need to hire more workers and expand your capabilities, or you can automate some systems. Discover three signs you need to automate your pipe-cutting operation.

Your Workers Seem Overwhelmed

Having plenty of work to do is usually a good thing until it becomes a problem. You don’t want to get a reputation for slow job completion because you can’t finish projects on time. If your workers seem constantly stressed by the amount of work to do, that’s a good sign they need help from automation.

Your Tasks Are Repetitive

If your shop takes a lot of orders that require cutting the same kind of pipe exactly the same way each time, you need to automate your pipe-cutting operation. Automation shines best with repetitive tasks, as a machine can perform the same task over and over with precision. Let your workers use their skills on tasks that require complex problem-solving.

You’re Drowning in Repair Assignments

If you constantly have to repair pipes your company installed, that’s a bad sign. It could mean your equipment can’t produce precise cuts, which can affect pipe alignment during installation. Automating the process will reduce the amount of repair work you need to do.

Make On-Site Cutting Easier

SEC Industrial can help you make your pipe-cutting process even more efficient with our tube beveling equipment. Our portable ESCO Millhog Tools allow you to cut pipes directly at the job site, reducing the time needed to perform maintenance and repairs. These tools can help you with any of the following:

  • Preparing precision joint welds
  • Beveling for automatic welding
  • Inside diameter tracking
  • Concrete-lined pipe cutting
  • Bobtail trucks

Give us a call or send us an email if you’re unsure which of our tools are best suited for your needs. We’re more than happy to help you find the right tools for the job.

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