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Foodservice Equipment Bending & Fabrication Services

Tube bending for foodservice equipment

Commercial kitchens are known for being pristine, sterile, and sanitary environments. Therefore, stainless steel is often used in the foodservice industry. Not only does steel not rust or oxidize, but it also does not surrender to abrasive cleaning solutions or chemicals over time. This makes stainless steel the best choice for equipment parts in any sanitary environment. While the material is important, metal bending and fabrication services play an important role, especially in the foodservice industry. Restaurants, bars, refrigeration semi-truck/trailers, and even ice cream shops may seek our expertise when it comes to setting up food service equipment.

 Special Bends for Many Types of Foodservice Equipment

Installation of foodservice equipment can be complicated and with that comes the need for well made and dependable parts. Here at Detroit Tube Products, we can guarantee that our products will last. Moreover, stainless steel products can be used in many equipment types as stainless steel is a durable, high-quality metal. It can be bent and fabricated into different shapes including faucets and dispensers. From commercial reach-in cooler setup to the machine feed of an ice cream machine, we can create custom bends and fabrications made to specifications.  Stainless steel can also be used in ranges, fryers, ice machines, beverage equipment, condiment pumps, and more. All are part of the food services industry.

Many commercial kitchens are cramped and busy with orders. Equipment tube bending and fabrication allows you the option to condense your machines. We can bend steel into positions that allow it to fit into small and tight spaces. Consequently, this will give you more room to work and fulfill orders for your customers.

Here at Detroit Tube Products, we offer a large die inventory and metals for low-pressure applications. We have experience in providing bending and fabrication services to companies in the foodservice industry. We’ve made bends that most tube bending companies would pass on. Do you need custom tube bending and fabrication for equipment? If so, contact us today with your questions or request a free quote online. You’ll be getting the best products for your business.

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Tragedy

On April 15, 2019, we were transfixed by the images of Notre Dame de Paris burning. The magnificent vaulted roof ablaze, the huge billows of smoke and steam rising in a perfect spring evening sky. Then, the awful certainty of the delicate spire crashing like a torch through to the aisle of the cathedral. All of this streamed to our desktops from thousands who watched in the streets and buildings of Paris.

A friend sent video from her window that didn’t even show Notre Dame, just the glow and smoke and the haunting sound of bells tolling. Those who love beauty and craftsmanship, who love Paris, who loves history, who feel an attachment to a place they can never return to are affected powerfully by this story and these images.

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Was Seriously Lacking Fire Suppression Systems

What caused the fire and why did it turn catastrophic? The attic and roof trusses were all wood. In addition, all quite old, and there was renovation going on. Also, it looks like an electrical short or spark set it off. Here’s a good dissection https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/17/world/europe/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-spread.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

One of the questions asked is why the cathedral didn’t have a fire suppression system. Many other European cathedrals and ancient landmarks are retrofitted with modern fire suppression systems. We can’t answer for their decisions but can say that one of the industries we work with is fire suppression, and they do amazing work.

Our assemblies can help in building & restoration

Notre Dame cathedral fire damage could have been minimized

Detroit Tube Products bends and fabricates a variety of tubular assemblies that enable robust diesel-powered systems for all kinds of installations — imagine the complex setup to protect a fuel tank farm at an airport, or a steel mill, or a nursing home. Because we custom-build each order, our customers can buy exactly the configurations needed for each project. Even if that means 3 pieces of 8 different part numbers. We also advise customers on how to maximize efficiency by looking for design commonalities. In a time when CAD makes the design “easy,” and engineers move to different desks (and companies) more often, we can serve as an additional memory layer with our ability to search previous parts and connections and suggest components that are already programmed and tooled.

There are a lot of historic buildings and landmarks in the United States as well. This tragic fire should serve as a warning to our country’s caretakers. So if you make equipment to pump water in an emergency, thanks for making things safer! And, if you need a partner in fabricating the tubes to fit in those tight spaces the architects left for fire suppression or pumping equipment, give us a call.