Mair Research successfully commissioned the ERW tube mill first announced in April of this year. The first tube produced measured 28.0 mm OD x 3.7 mm wall thickness and is used in an automotive application. The state-of-the-art tube mill line will produce a wide variety of steel grades including HSLA steels for primarily automotive applications. The line included strip entry equipment, flying friction saw cutoff, ID scarf blowout, tube post-processing with handling, and automatic packaging equipment. A turn-key installation and true example of “one-stop” shopping – something that more and more customers desire from equipment suppliers. MAIR has the experience and the team to handle such requests and requirements. Finally, as part of the company’s Industry 4.0 efforts, a complete tube tracking system using Level 2 SCADA was also included.