Small Tube Products

Skilled Producers of Copper & Brass Tubing

Served Industries

The Company produces various specialty precision drawn copper and copper alloy products utilized by lighter manufactures, jewelry, musical instruments, decorative bathroom hardware and door pulls, wind chimes, recreation equipment manufacturers and others.

Copper and copper alloy tube is in demand for use in pneumatic controls, thermostatic controls, bourdon tube for pressure gauges, temperature limit switches, solenoid valves as well as reversing valves for heat pumps.

Precision copper alloy bourdon tube is used for manufacturing pressure gauges and pressure controls.  Named for the physical operating principal to which it is applied, bourdon tube becomes the primary sensing element in mechanical pressure gauges.  Critical parameters include consistent dimensional stability, temper consistency, and cleanliness to provide the optimum gauge calibration and performance.

MaterialC12200,C23000,C44300, C51000, C52100
TemperPrecision temper to customer specification
Tube size range0.040″ – 1.000″ OD
PackageStraight Lengths, Precision Cut Lengths
SpecificationsAll applicable specifications

Copper and copper alloys are in high demand for electrical applications due to the metal’s high conductivity characteristics.  Requirements occur in electrical power generation, transmission and distribution.  Applications include hollow copper conductor for electrical generator stator coils, transformer induction coils and coolant tube for electrical generators.  Seamless tube is available in custom-shaped geometries such as square OD/round ID; square OD/square ID; and rectangle OD/ID for maximizing electrical current density and conductor cooling pathways.  Other electrical conductor tube applications include compression lugs, splices and electrical connectors used for terminating wire cable to bus conductors or grounding applications.

MaterialC10100, C10200, C12000, C12200
TemperAnnealed, Hard, Drawn to customer specification
Tube size rangeTypically 0.151 – 2.625 inch OD
PackageLevel Wound Coils, Straight Lengths, Precision Cut Lengths
SpecificationsAll applicable specifications

Industrial heat transfer tube is used in applications such as shell & tube coolers, industrial heat exchangers, condensers, and evaporators. Tube characteristics which optimize heat exchanger performance include thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, critical dimensions and precision tolerances.

MaterialC12200, C23000, C44300, C68700, C70600, C71500
TemperAnnealed, Light Drawn, Drawn & Stress Relieved
Tube size range0.188″ – 1.250″
PackageLWC, Straight Lengths, Precision Cut Lengths
SpecificationsAll applicable specifications

Small Tube Products supplies precision drawn tube used in key components made by transportation OEM’s and for the after-market.  Applications such as shell & tube heat exchangers and concentric oil coolers are used to cool fluids on reciprocating engine applications.  Fluids typically cooled include engine oil, brake fluids and transmission or torque converter fluids.  Demand is created by a variety of engine driven applications such as off-road machinery (excavators, bulldozers, haulers, etc.), electric power generation systems, on-highway vehicles, locomotives, marine (ships), petroleum and agricultural applications.

MaterialC12200, C23000, C44300, C70600, C71500
TemperAnnealed, Light Drawn, Drawn & Stress Relieved
Tube size rangeTypically 0.156 – 1.000 inch OD
PackageLevel Wound Coil, Straight Lengths, Precision Cut Lengths
SpecificationsAll applicable specifications

Tube applications in the welding industry include contact tips for MIG welding (GMAW), handles for gas torches, and a variety of other components including welding nozzles, wire guides, ground lugs, and connectors.  Contact tip tube is a high quality seamless copper tube drawn over a precision floating plug to assure tight tolerance ID sizing for optimal electrical-current-transfer (contact) between gun tip and weld wire.  Torch handle tube is made from brass material which is precision drawn through custom shaped tooling.  This tooling produces an OD surface “fluting” with an ergonomic overall shape to provide a non-slip handle grip which reduces operator fatigue.  Other tube geometries (duplex and triplex walled tubing) are available for unique applications.

MaterialC10200, C120000, C12200, C26000, C706000, C71500
TemperHard
Tube size range0.188″ – 2.000″ OD
PackageLWC, Straight Lengths, Precision Cut Lengths
SpecificationsAll applicable specifications