Tube Producer / Value Added Cut-to-Length
Challenge: Fetasa Tube Group in Mexicali, Mexico is a well established and respected tube producer. In order to grow their business, Fetasa expanded their tube producing services to include cut-to-length processing for their customers. Their initial investment in cutting equipment was manually operated friction saws. This method may have gotten them starting in the cut-to-length business, but they quickly realized that quality and productivity was going to be an issue. Not only was it slow, this very dirty and noisy operation produced such a poor quality cut that it required them to manually de-burring each tube, which in turn reduced profits. If Fetasa was going to stay in the cut-to-length business, they had to come up with a better process that would improve quality and increase productivity.