A wide range of standard accessories is available to complement Continental machines—from in-feed tube support systems and automatic tube feeding systems to cutter blocks for all tube sizes. In addition, we will design and build special accessories to meet your particular pipe and tube cutting requirements. These range from special out-feed handling systems to integrating the Continental machine into a work cell.
Following are our standard machine accessories—but if you have special requirements please call us, or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you.
Automatic Tube Feed Systems
Programmable, automatic tube feeders are available for all Continental pipe and tube cut-off machines. These feeders can be as simple as a “one-stick-at-a-time” feeder to complete systems to go from tube bundle to cut parts. They can be stand-alone tube feeding/cutting machines or can be integrated into your manufacturing process or cell.
At the simple end, our one-stick-at-a-time programmable tube feeders allow you to manually load one stock length into the feeder. The unit will then feed and cut the tube into programmable lengths. Or we can provide a more complete system that can include tube bundle-loading. In this case you can place a complete bundle of tubes into the feeder. The system will feed one tube length at a time into the feeder rolls and then feed that tube into the cut-off machine to be cut into programmable lengths. Or, a tube storage table can be provided. In this case the operator manually loads tube lengths onto the table. The system will feed one tube length at a time into the feeder rolls and then feed that tube into the cut-off machine to be cut into programmable lengths. By simply keeping the storage table loaded the machine will run continuously.
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Model 310 Mist Lubrication System
Our Model 310 and Model 310-RFK Mist Lubrication System provides an effective solution to applying cutting fluid to the cut-off blade without creating a mess. It utilizes Minimum Quantity Lubrication to allow for faster cuts and increased blade life while using only ounces of lubricant a day. It is available as an option for new machines as well as a retrofit kit for existing machines.
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Model 200 Series Infeed Tube Support Tables and Cutter Blocks
The 200 Series is a great addition to a Model 2A, 3A, or 3H cut-off machine when cutting smaller tube diameters. UHMW tube supports handle tube diameters from 1/4″ to 3″ and protect from marring during the cutting process. The infeed tables are available for a variety of stock lengths and a set of swappable cutter blocks under the blade make changeover between jobs fast and simple.
Model 600 Series Tube Support Infeed Tables
Our 600 Series Infeed Tables provide an economical way to align and support tube stock during cutting. They’re compatible with the Model 3A, 3H, 6A, and 6H cut-off machines and can handle the full range of diameters for those machines. The standard tables include storage racks that can be expanded with additional storage capacity and a pneumatic tube indexing system to fit any job. These infeed tables are available in many lengths to suit virtually any tube stock.
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Model 650 Series Outfeed Tube Support and Length Gauge
Our 650 Series Outfeed Tube Support and Length Gauge provide an easy way to measure and handle cut-off pieces of tube or pipe. The system is quickly and easily adjustable to any length and is a perfect addition to a cut-off machine with a 600 Series infeed table.
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Model 670 Series Tube Bundle Loaders
The 670 Series Tube Bundle Loaders provide a safe and easy way to handle large bundles of tube stock. When paired with a 600 Series infeed table with pneumatic indexing system, working through big jobs is a breeze. The 670 Series bundle loaders can be loaded with tube from a forklift or overhead hoist. The bundle loader’s lifting straps safely contain the tube stock as it’s released from the bundle, protecting both the operators and the tube stock.
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Model 428 Retracting Length Gauge – For use on the Model 2A Machine
Model 447 Retracting Length Gauge
The Model 447 RLG is for use on our Model 3A pipe and tube cutting machines. It uses an integrated cutting switch that initiates the machine’s cutting stroke. The operator simply pushes the tube against the length stop and the cut is made, speeding up the production rate. It is easy to setup, adjust and use.
Model 448 Retracting Length Gauge
The Model 448 RLG is for use on our Model 6A pipe and tube cutting machines. It uses an integrated cutting switch that initiates the machine’s cutting stroke. The operator simply pushes the tube against the length stop and the cut is made, speeding up the production rate. It is easy to setup, adjust and use.
5710 Grinding Wheel – For use with the Model 1G Grinder
5959 Blade Honing Stone – For use with the Model 1G Grinder