Custom Tube Bending for Forestry Equipment

Custom Tube Bending for Forestry Equipment

Custom tube bending for forestry equipment is more common than you think. The forestry industry, especially in Michigan, needs various machines to accomplish tasks. Between taking down a tree to turn into lumber, there is a piece of equipment to help the process. With such a variety of machines, certain parts are in need. Sometimes, that means getting these items custom-built.

Types of Forestry Equipment

So, what type of machines are used in the forestry industry? The industry has evolved from lumberjacks and axes. Now Forestry involves specific equipment to do the job effectively. One of the biggest advantages is having harvester machines, that can harvest multiple trees with one powerful machine. You also have de-barking machines, which remove bark through a processor that can optimize the bark removal. Furthermore, portable lumbermills. Instead of hauling raw material to a mill to change it into lumber, you make lumber at the harvesting site!

However, these are just the basic machines you can find in the forestry industry. There is other specific equipment that can be found on-site as well. One of these machines is mulchers, which takes chewed-up parts of a tree and grinds them down till it is fine. Many of these mulchers have dye capabilities, producing mulch of different colors.

Custom Tube Bending with Detroit Tube Products

As you can see, forestry equipment can vary in functionality and design. As a result, each machine has certain parts to keep it functioning. These could be just simple parts but it needs for custom tube bending can go further than that. Many of these machines are custom parts for motors, exhausts, power supplies, and even engines.

At Detroit Tube Products, we create custom tube bending for Forestry and other industries. Our services include basic tube bending, tube forming/shaping, and assemblies in order to make the parts you need to keep your machines going strong for years to come. Our company is ISO certified, meaning that we follow all international standards in regards to our services.

Energy, Power & Tubes

Custom tube fabrication - flangesTubes are part of all kinds of energy and power products. Combustion engines need air intake and exhaust, and usually, need to be cooled with water. Tubes convey those fluids. Whether it’s gasoline, diesel, or natural gas engine, the fuel has to reach the point of combustion. Also, tubes generally take it there. Not everything can be done on an assembly line, however. The need for custom tube fabrications is quite common and prevalent across many industries. We custom bend those tubes, weld flanges on them, make openings for sensors, and form the ends for easy connections to hoses or clamps.

Custom Tube Fabrications Helping the Energy Industry Provide the Power

Most people think of engines as providing power for a moving vehicle. But we make parts for huge generators and power installations as well as for vehicle engines. Some of our 6″ OD parts go to massive natural gas generators that can light a town of 12,000 people. Others go in stationary engines for all kinds of interesting energy-industry uses, like powering the drills used in oil and gas exploration — with the unpurified gas that comes up in the well-head.

From Cutting Edge to Old School Applicationscustom energy from biomass power plant

We’ve made parts for bio-generated distributed power systems. An alternative energy source where a farm uses its animal waste to make electricity.  A couple of our customers focus on keeping the drill rigs and service boats working in the Gulf of Mexico with no downtime; they’ve designed some standard connection tubes that will replace almost anything in a pinch. Another customer services the Great Lakes fleet and needs to replicate parts that may have been in service since 1947! We’ve also produced prototypes for a hydrogen engine startup, which would make clean energy 24/7 regardless of the weather, even in remote settings.

It’s a challenge and a lot of fun to work on projects like these, even when the end product is far away in time and space.