Industrial Applications

P-Trap Bends-Small Diameter Tubing Bends

We made these P traps for HVAC equipment. We considered smoke gray, with butyrate or PETG tubing. In the end, we went with a .5" OD x .060w, clear transparent butyrate tube. Got to admit, this was a challenge to get this tiny multi-bend right. The plastics tubing will...

Tritan Tubing, The Largest Anywhere

Tritan: Our first extrusion of Tritan tubing was big in itself. It produced the largest Tritan tube in America to that point. The 5" OD x .250w tube was designed for a home-consumer company. Now we extrude Tritan up to 10" in diameter. Tritan is a monster tube. It has...

Conveying Fibers To Cement

Fiber-reinforced concrete has been rapidly growing throughout the building industry. Polypropylene fiber can increase toughness and durability of residential concrete. These synthetic fibers need to be uniformly distributed within the mix. But macro-synthetic fibers...

Coupling Bells, Flares, And Sleeves

Besides solvent welding, there are several other methods to couple your Flares and Bells to our tubing. Many of our customers want to easily access sleeves and couplings for cleaning of the pneumatic line. Axial Slit and Hose Clamp: We simply provide four .125" axial...

Fitting Bends To Your Needs

This week we had a challenge. A customer ordered a specialty bend with 4 inch ID on a 20” Outside Radius. The bend was to have an extended tangent on one side of 15” and a short tangent of 1.125”. The customer wanted to put the bend directly into a chute for their...

Colored Bends

One of our cup manufacture customers got creative. Their factory was getting congested by an array of clear pneumatic tubing to the point where they could not visibly detect one cup line from the other. Their engineers wanted an easy way to distinguish the lines...

Busada PETG Tubing For Puck Conveying

Puck Conveying: Busada tubing has been long-known for excellence in pneumatic conveying of cups, containers, caps and such. Our butyrate line enters its 7th decade. We also supply a USFDA NSF 51 approved PETG (Provista) tube (UVO stabilized) and Tritan (tough as...

Busada Pneumatic Conveyor Tubing Has Done The Job For 70 Years

Going through our file cabinets last week, we came upon this vintage gem. The candy-stripe uniform dates the photograph between the mid-50’s to early 60’s; but the tubing is not dated. Today, cup manufacturers essentially use the same method of pneumatic conveying...

Butyrate Sleeve Checking

An electrical manufacturer had a need for a small quantity of clear, transparent tubing sleeves for its line of ¼” wide blade-type quick connects. We provided them with long sleeves of 2.765" ID in 16" lengths) in Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB). But this particular...

Color Striping Butyrate Tubing

One of our customers had a need to color several hundred ft. of tubing for three pneumatic conveying lines. The lines travel overhead at the factory ceiling as a labyrinth of turns and curves. The plant manager wanted a way to easily view each line from the floor. We...

Water Sediment Tester With Butyrate Pipe

A water treatment company needed a system to display its product in its showroom and for trade shows. The system required 4" Schedule 40 Pipe that would be bent, coupled, threaded, and coupled with tees and wyes. It was challenging in a number of ways. We had to cram...

An Old Friend Returns

We got to see an old friend this week. A large paper-cup manufacturer called and asked for a “chute diverter” that had been operating in their factory for 30 years! Needless to say, we could not look up their old invoice, so we needed a picture. It was a made-to-order...

Pneumatic System Senior Mechanical Engineering Project

A 5-man team of senior mechanical engineering students at the University of Missouri contacted us for their required capstone design project. They were to build a functioning model of a coal log pipeline design which was patented by two Mizzou professors back in the...

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