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Funnel Flares Sleeves And Couplings

This week our challenge was to make a simple funnel flare– 3” ID tube to a 4” ID tube. The trick was to do it without tooling. The cup manufacturer company wanted only three flares to put at cup entrance points of its pneumatic transport system. Busada makes all...

Colors And Hula Hoops

While we’re known for clear, transparent plastics tubing, we do more. Busada has extruded PVC, black ABS, and colored CAB. Last month we set out to run a rainbow of colors from black, red, greens, blues, yellows, and colors in between for a musical piping...

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″...

Clear, Rigid Transparent Butyrate Pipe VS. Clear PVC Pipe

Busada extrudes Butyrate (CAB), and Tritan pipe in nominal sizes from ½” to 8” and in Sch 10, 40, and 80. We extrude other schedules to order. The picture below is from a recent run of Butyrate 6” Schedule 80 Pipe. Our customer’s engineer was not happy with the...

Matching a Carrier with a Sleeve in Pneumatic Systems

Sometimes we just have to be creative when we get calls from damsels in distress. We received a call from such a damsel who needed to replace a worn-out PVC tube and a more worn-out HDPE carrier. Busada pneumatic tubing consists of three major parts; the tube, the...

Fruit Chute

Recently we were given the challenge to produce a tight radius bend to replace a metal fruit chute (peaches). The bend needed a 6″ ID and a tight 12″ radius. We were able to accomplish this by flaring a 5″ ID tube to 6.5″ ID and bending the...

Round To Rectangular Tubing

Often our customers need a specialized rectangular tube, but not enough to justify the expense of tooling and an extrusion run. Our answer is to fabricate from round. Recently, a customer needed a simple 4″ x 5″ rectangular tube and bend. By secondary...

PETG Bends

Busada makes long-radius sweeps (bends) in CAB (butyrate), Provista, Polycarbonate, and PVC, but recently completed its first PETG bend. The bend was on a 24″ Radius with extended tangents. All bends are made to order, with a 10 point check to see that degree,...

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