The world’s first tube cutter with a metal tube section, which was designed to be used to cut metal tubes on a road or rail project, could soon be available in the Republic of Ireland.
The metal tube maker, Hines, has revealed the first of several new tube cutters, which it has been working on for the last four years.
Hines has said the new metal-cutting machine will be capable of cutting metal up to 12 feet long and has a cutting capacity of more than 1.5 metres.
It is said to be the first to use the new technology and the first in the world to use a metal-coated tube.
The new machine was developed by Hines as part of a €3.6 million project called the Road Transport Programme.
The project is aimed at providing a new transport solution for the Irish Government.
The country has been looking to invest in road projects to improve public transport and reduce traffic congestion and pollution.
It also aims to provide an alternative to diesel transport.
The device uses metal rods to cut a section of steel tube.
This means the machine can be used on roads and rail tracks and to cut the tube from its base.
The machine is expected to be in use by 2018, but its design has not been announced.
The manufacturer is said, however, to be working on further improvements to the device, which will have a cutting capability of more then 10 metres.
The design has been designed to use materials including carbon fibre, titanium and magnesium.
It has been built on an assembly line at the company’s Dublin factory.
Hames plans to introduce the device to other countries soon.
“It will be in the next few months that we will be able to announce the country where it will be produced,” Hames director of development, Tony Lopatka, told the Irish Times.
The company has said it is aiming to deliver a version of the new tool to other markets as soon as possible.
“The country that we have in mind for the next stage of development is the US, Canada, and Europe,” Mr Lopattka said.
“We have some experience with the technology already, but we have been working closely with the US Department of Transportation for the first time.”
Hames’ new machine, which is expected by 2018.
The steel tube section is expected not to be too difficult to work with.
Source: The Irish Time article