We’re Building another Machine Tool!

Bardons & Oliver is currently building a machine tool specifically for the hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder market. One of our many customers producing hydraulic cylinders purchased a B&O 2SC-850 fully automated CNC Machining System.  The machines highlights include a Fanuc CNC Control, a Renishaw probe system, live tooling with thru-tool coolant, and large capacity thru bore (8.50” diameter).  The spindle system boasts 1,600 maximum rpm and 50 max horsepower spindle motor.

Included is a fully automatic material handling system for the raw material and finished parts. Material and part contact surfaces contain our Non-Mar Technology to protect material from scratching, scoring and denting.  Contact one of our Sales Team Members about this system along with one of many other systems B&O has to offer.

Machine Base

B&O Machine Base and Bedways being assembled


Spindle, Turret and Machine Guarding during assembly


B&O’s Unloader System pared with B&O 2SC-850 Machine


Assembled Turret with an SMW Autoblok Chuck mounted to the B&O Spindle


Fanuc 32i-Model B CNC Control


B&O Automatic Material Handling Table System during assembly


B&O Automatic Material Handling Table System with Gudel Pusher/Gripper Servo Controlled Rail System fully assembled



View of B&O’s Material Handling Table’s Vee-rolls and Steady Rests

single tep

Our TEP-300 – Boiler Tubes R Us

The TEP machine was originally designed to meet the needs of boilermakers, by providing functionality for boiler tube processing. We began producing turning systems for this use in the 1960s. Bardons & Oliver has done installations of boiler tube systems in factories around the world. Of late, this has been especially significant in India’s power generation sector, which is growing thanks to an expanded demand for electricity — expected to cross 950,000 mW by 2030.

The TEP machines can be created standalone, or designed “head-to-head” (machines opposing each other to pass long tubes from one machine to the next, efficiently and effortlessly) as illustrated below.

TEP Machines, head-to-head

This system’s two machines and handling equipment can run in-tandem as one unit or independently. Dual-processor CNC controls offer custom screens, which let the user change over from size to size, prep to prep. The system can process long tubes on each end without turning the material. These same tubes can be processed into stub up lengths down to 50mm.

The TEP-300/350BB systems handle stock at lengths between 4 meters and 20 meters and can output stock at the same size. Pipe is handled by CNC controlled, servo driven rack and pinion tube positioning for consistent and accurate lengths. Precision machining is completed by heavy duty, servo ball screw driven slides.

Single-Head Configuration

Our systems also can be configured singly (see below), with the option of a “left-hand” or “right-hand” model. Incoming lengths on single-head configurations run between 3 meters and 16 meters; outgoing finished lengths run between 50mm and 3 meters, unloaded to our discharge tables.

Singe-Head TEP

The primary use for a single-head machine is to cut loose tubes (stub ups) for end product welding. With use of the rear backstop or front stock stop, long tubes can be machined, cut to length and finished parts discharged into unload racks.

What makes Bardons & Oliver different?

Our solutions aren’t “out of the box, one size fits all”. We design our systems to meet your process needs. Bardons & Oliver supplies a fully integrated system, including machine and handling equipment for the input (loading) of raw material as well as the output (unloading) of finished product. Bardons & Oliver is a single source supplier of a “turnkey” system.

Bardons and Oliver’s past and present work on behalf of many producers in the boiler tube industry means we understand what is trying to be accomplished, and can work with your company to provide a cost effective, efficient system.

Along with the quality that 120 years of machine tool building brings, Bardons & Oliver, an employee owned company with ISO 9001:2008 with Design certification, is committed to continuous improvement in designing, manufacturing, and delivering high quality products that meet or exceed the expectations of both its employees and our customers. Our products are known for:

  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Maintainability
  • High Productivity
  • Ease of Integration

Bardons & Oliver also provides top-notch world-class, proven technical support, including manufacture and stocking replacement parts.

Contact us to learn more about the TEP300/350BB systems and how they can help your boiler tube business grow with the market.


Our #316 ACL is Back to the Future


Bardons and Oliver has begun the assembly process for two state-of-the-art 16-inch cutoff machines.

The B&O #316 ACL is designed for mill finishing lines, where efficiency, productivity and yield play an important role. These are massive, 75,000-lb. (34000kg) machines for cutting materials from 5-in (127 mm) to 16-in (404mm). Product Manager Vernon Fabry says they “rely on age-old technology for durability and the latest technology for efficiency.”

The 2015 version includes:

  • 6,600-lb. (2994kg) range chucks; three sets of jaws cover the full diameter range of the machine.
  • Independent servo, ball-screw driven slides; these allow for a “pecking cycle” to mechanically break chips
  • Quick change cutoff and chamfer units; these allow automatic tool change capabilities with the use of ATC carousels with HMI interface
  • Laser tracking of pipe position for consistent crop lengths and maximum pipe yield
  • OD/ID chamfer tool setting – this was once a manual operation, and now is servo-controlled.
  • The tool tip relationship to the tracking roller is now automatically adjusted for reduced setup time

Other features include:

  • Machine height adjustment with auxiliary feedback
  • Hydraulic clamping for added machine stability
  • High-pressure coolant
  • Machine guarding for today’s safety requirements.

Meeting API Requirements

Bardons & Oliver has adapted to the changing API standards offering auxiliary slides mounted on the main cutoff units. These retractable slides provide for the traditional crop cut allowing the main cutoff tooling to produce hardness test rings. To maintain productivity and safety a part unloading system has been integrated into the process. A difficult retrieval activity has now been automated to bring the sample part away from the machining envelop using an overhead mounted pickoff arm and via conveyor brought to the operator in a safe location.

Improve Your Process with Bardons & Oliver

Bardons & Oliver has engineered and built work rotating, heavy duty cutoff lathes for seamless and welded pipe mills throughout the world since 1920. Our machines have satisfied the special manufacturing requirements in the production of line pipe as well as casing, tubing and coupling cutoff. Our innovative engineering concepts, attention to quality and unparalleled expertise in design, manufacture and operation of mill-style equipment, including pipe handling tables, assures years of dependable service in the most severe of operation conditions. Email Vernon Fabry or visit our website at http://www.bardonsoliver.com.


Bardons & Oliver’s ISO 9001:2008 with design Certification is Renewed

Bardons & Oliver first obtained ISO 9001 certification in 2002. Recently, our certificate came up for renewal and after an audit by Smithers Quality Assessments (www.smithersregistrar.com), it was determined that we have been renewed in our ISO 9001:2008 with Design certification through 2017.

What is ISO?

ISO is the International Standards Organization. They develop voluntary standards for the world’s companies. This ensures coordination of standards for quality around the world.

While ISO standards work to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality, they are for more than manufacturing. Businesses which provide other services or which sell products, also use them by building quality systems in their organizations which help avoid loss and errors, as well as increasing productivity.

Our certificate (viewable by clicking on the ISO badge on our website’s home page) covers:

“The design, fabrication, manufacture and assembly of precision machine tools and machining of sub-contract component parts”

We’re proud to show our continuing commitment to manufacturing quality products worthy of the Bardons & Oliver tradition. Contact one of our sales or management personnel at 440-498-5800 to find out how we can provide that same quality to you and your company.


Bardons & Oliver Welcomes Jon Beattie to the Team

Jon Beattie

We are proud to welcome new team member Jon Beattie. Jon has joined Bardons & Oliver, Inc. to further develop our presence in the Mid-west.

Jon has assumed the role of our Mid-West Regional Business Development Sales Executive to continue Bardons & Oliver’s sales and service offerings to customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Michigan. He graduated from Purdue with a BS in Selling and Sales Management and from Indiana Wesleyan with an MBA in Applied Management.

Jon comes to Bardons & Oliver from OfficeScape in West Lafayette, Indiana, with experience in domestic and international sales development.

Bardons & Oliver’s Tom Van Horne said “As an established, long-term company, Bardons & Oliver, Inc. has a reputation for providing innovative products and exceptional customer service. We are pleased to have a sales executive of Jon’s caliber to fill this role for us and I’m confident that he will not only continue, but also extend our tradition, as he represents Bardons & Oliver in to our Mid-West customers.”