At 1/5 the cost of the least expensive laser we are 10x faster than the remaining alternatives. So when it comes to processing standard lengths of pipe, tubing, angle, and channel into weld-ready components, EMI makes it fast and easy with its unique CNC plasma system. Configured to fit your specific tube-processing requirements, the basic system outperforms saws, mills, and hard tooling in speed, precision, repeatability and profitability.

A customer with high production requirements can get an auto-loading system that works efficiently from a bundle size magazine yet unloads according to your WIP requirements. The machines work any combination of diameters and angles from stock lengths eliminating manual measuring, sawing, and notching, deburring, drilling, and repetitive material handling. Combining all these manufacturing steps into one continuous process dramatically reduces direct labor and floor space requirements while increasing profitability.

  • Capacity: Work round material up to 4" Sch 40 at 15lbs per ft occasional use up to 6" Sch 40 pipe max 19lbs per ft
  • Manual 6" 3-Jaw chuck
  • USA Manufactured CNC Control
  • Thermostatically controlled vortex cainet chiller
  • Capacity: The machine will handle 24ft stock lengths and generally work round material from 5/8” diameter tube to 4” Sch 80 pipe or a maximum of 15lbs per ft.
  • The adjustable chuck configures to hold round and square material from 5/8”-6”. It also holds rectangular material ½” x 1” through 6.0” x 6.0”.
  • 5 Servo Axis Upgrade option available to handle square tube and angle.

Advantages of the EMI Tube Processing Center:


  • Cut any combination of diameters and intersection angles with no tooling changes.
  • Eliminate manual measuring, sawing, notching, drilling, deburring & repetitive handling.
  • Options to cut rectangular tubing, flat stock and angle up to 4“.
  • One operator might produce 150 or more parts per hour but often 20-30 will justify our most expensive machine.
  • Simultaneously produce holes, slots, and other features without drilling or punching.
  • Become amazingly powerful and efficient with Solidworks and SigmaTube, as shown in this video.

Programming with PieceMaker

  • Anyone can program pieces in EMI's proprietary software package.
  • Handrail guys can program parts about as fast as you can orgainze your cutsheet for the saw.
  • We have importing options from TEKLA and other more basic nesting packages (if we don't currently work with yours we can most likely add it).
  • Weep holes when and where you want them.
  • Integrated batching and nesting.
  • Parts can include holes and slots.
  • Unlimited storage for user-programmed parts and batches.

It the Tube Processing Center the right fit for your shop?

  • Do you have 80 hours a month of sawing, notching, drilling, grinding and shaping?
  • Are you tired of your saw being backed up or broken down?
  • Do you cut material and parts that have to be right the first and only time?
  • Would a 75% reduction in pre-weld labor costs expand your market share?
  • Would a consistent fit and edge prep help keep your welders welding?
  • Is consistency important to your overall product performance and sales?
  • Would standardizing your products help you manufacture and sell more?

If your answer to any of these questions was yes, then a Tube Processing Center would be a great addition to your workplace!


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