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

Bardons & Oliver – Newest Rotating Head Machine – RH450HP

Bardons & Oliver is excited to announce our newest addition to the Rotating Head Series Cut-off Systems. B&O’s RH450HP Rotating Head Cut-off Lathe is a completely new machine built for small, lightweight, extremely FAST tube processing.  Designed specifically for thin wall tubing ranging from .028” (.71mm) to .312” (7.94mm) wall thickness, tubing diameters from .750” (19.05mm) up to 4.500” (114.3mm) diameter.  Our integrated material handling system includes a fully automatic raw material bundler/unscrambler loading table.  Cycle times ranging from 6 to 8 seconds part to part.  With full wrap work holding, the machine will not deform tubing, providing clean cutoff parts with nearly zero kerf by utilizing 3mm cut-off blades to minimize material loss.

When paired with our high-speed double end fully automatic chamfer system, it’s capable of both OD and ID chamfers on both tube ends resulting in concentric chamfers.  Add a fully automated robotic unloading with a palletize system, B&O’s newest machine will minimize operator intervention, thus reducing labor costs.  Please contact any one of our Sales Team Members for additional details and machine capabilities.FullSizeRender


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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.