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PCT Deliver World’s Largest Traversing RTP Coiler

Posted: Friday 14th December 2012

PCT has recently delivered the world’s largest traversing RTP coiler to a major US pipe manufacturer. The coiler is designed to enable efficient and cost effective coiling of 50mm to 190mm nominal bore RTP pipe.

Free standing coils weighing up to a record breaking 8.6 tonnes can be achieved in a safe and controlled process which requires minimal physical effort from a single operator. The uniquely designed coiler is rail mounted in order to traverse the coiler as opposed to the pipe, ensuring safe coiling without applying strain from any off-axis bending of the product. PCT are well established as the market leaders in large diameter coiling equipment for plastic pipe and continue to develop and expand its product range. With the demand for ever longer lengths of continuous pipe increasing, PCT foresee a lot of interest in this technology in 2013.

PCT’s Bryan Friend commented ‘Pipe manufacturers are beginning to realise that providing pipes in the traditional ‘stick’ lengths is no longer a viable option. Installing pipelines using ‘stick’ lengths is incredibly inefficient due to the unavoidable bottle neck of butt welds or electro fusion joints every 12 or 20m. Installing long lengths of coiled pipe takes a fraction of the labour force and the number of welds is reduced by a factor of 10-20 greatly increasing the pipelines integrity whilst lowering maintenance costs’

With all PCT machinery, the new RTP coiler comes with many automated features as standard with optional extras such as automatic strapping and automatic integrated unload arm available. PCT Ltd is a privately owned company based in Newcastle UK with subsidiaries in the USA and China. The company designs and supplies coiling and packaging solutions for flexible products such as plastic pipe, sub-sea umbilical and power cables, flow-lines and steel wire rope.

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