name "Vernon" has become synonymous with pipe cutters and pipe
in a wide variety of industries. Steel fabricators specializing in process
piping, power generation, mechanical contracting, pressure vessel
manufacturing, and structural frames rely on Vernon for high production
and precise fit-up.
Vernon pipe coper greatly speeds up pipe notching and pipe coping
processes, saving fabricators labor, time and money.
Pipe Coper machines and pipe cutters are capable coping all complex pipe
this type of fabrication requires smaller diameters and simple
connections. Pipe spools comprised of small diameter pipe and welded or
forged fittings are common. Contours are relatively simple and repetitive.
Straight lengths of pipe are consecutively processed using the integrated
pipe conveyor system and two-torch straight cut-off carriage. Where
multiple spools are needed, cutting and beveling operations move in a
production line manner from raw storage to finished spool.
profiles and holes are produced by coordinating several axes of motion.
Mechanical pantograph models employ adjustable cams and levers, while CNC
models rely on closed-loop encoder drives.
pipe serves for containment, pressure vessel fabricators employ Vernon
machines to manufacture heat exchangers, compressors, separators, pumps,
boilers, and turbines. Manual measuring, marking and grinding are virtually
eliminated using Vernon computerized cutting machines.
off-line software generates and transfers part programs to the machine
control. Relieved of programming responsibility, the operator concentrates
on maximizing production. Part programs produce vessel shells and nozzles
insuring the exact distance and axial location of each cut.
of offshore jackets, bridges, architectural space frames, and lifting
cranes employ pipe as load-bearing framework of welded structures.
Compound, overlapping joints with centerline and axial offsets are common
yet complex. The cost of field erection and rework dictates that clean,
tight fit-ups are the rule not the exception.
computerized machines eliminate virtually all manual lofting, measuring,
and marking operations. By producing accurate, high quality cuts, Vernon
machines convert pipe fitters into pipe welders who can concentrate on
producing high quality connections instead of "dressing"
unsatisfactory profiles. Complex cuts are computer precise, while the
material handling system loads pipe quickly and safely.