VALUE ADDED SERVICES


Tubecon takes pride in having the fastest turnaround time in South Africa for both stocked mild steel and structural tubes as well as on the various value adding services we offer.

Being the fastest mild steel and structural steel manufacturer in South Africa does not mean that we sacrifice other important aspects to get this done. We have implemented exceptional IT software to ensure that the transition from order to delivery off the steel sections is done with great speed and accuracy. Our engineering, maintenance and production departments ensure that we achieve fast changes between the rolling of different structural and welded steel tubes and profiles.

As well as carrying a large variety off stock on mild steel sections and welded profiles Tubecon offers the following value adding services:

Value adding Type Explanation
Cut/Roll to Length steel sections: Round, square and rectangular structural steel tubes can be rolled to size from the mill. We try to keep our rolling dates as close as possible to each other to ensure that each tube size has the shortest lead time possible. Tubecon also cuts-to-length with a tolerance off +/-1mm on all mild steel tube sizes. Lip channels can be rolled to size with a tolerance off +3-5mm. This value adding service is available for mild steel, high strength steel and 3CR12 stainless steel tubes.
Punching Inline punching can be done on most mild steel lip channels and open profile sections.
Painting Tubecon has the facility to paint cold rolled conduit with black enamel paint. Lip channels, steel tubes and other structural sections can also be painted with red oxide or grey primer to protect against rusting
Flaring Flaring is a process whereby the end of the steel tube is expanded by pushing a flaring tool inside the tube. Lancing tube makes use of flared tube, enabling one tube to fit inside another. This method ensures that the user of the lancing tube is protected from flare back.
Swaging Tubecon can hammer swage mild steel, high strength steel tubes and pre-galvanized steel tube. This is a process where the end of the tube is crimped to a size that is smaller than the original OD of the steel tube.
Pressure Testing Round steel tubes used in pressure applications can be pressure tested to determine if there is any weld leaks in the circular hollow section.