Sharon Tube has invested $45 million to expand its drawn over mandrel (DOM) capabilities at its facility in Sharon, Pa. The project included
a 250,000 sq.ft. expansion.
NO PIPE DREAM
Sharon Tube invests $45 million to expand and upgrade product
offerings for fluid power and industrial applications
BY JACK BURKE
The Pennsylvania-based Sharon Tube Co., a producer of drawn over mandrel (DOM) tubing used in fluid power applications,
is completing a $45 million plant
upgrade to expand its size offerings
and double production capacity.
The company recently showcased
its expansion, which includes a completely automated pickle and lube line,
a new draw bench, an annealing furnace and a finishing line that includes
advanced nondestructive testing
equipment. The project included a
250,000 sq.ft. addition to the facility.
Sharon Tube specializes in A513
Type 5 and Type 6 DOM tubing and
A513 Type 1 ERW (as welded) tub-
ing. DOM tube is made from cold-
tube that is drawn through a die
and over a mandrel in a process
designed to create such character-
istics as dependable weld integrity,
dimensional accuracy and an excel-
lent surface finish.
The upgrades at the
Sharon Tube facility will
support the expansion
of the DOM size range
from 6. 5 to 9 in. outside
diameter and 0.180 to
0.625 in. inside diameter.