Endworking machines and clamping devices– the accurate solution that improves productivity

Endworking longer tubes and rods on a lathe is not always simple. It takes time to set up, you still cannot run higher rpm’s and when you want to machine the ends of the workpiece the chuck or centering device is in the way. Clamping and positioning tubes and roths is also an important issue. Endworking should be accurate and fast and needs to have a high repeatability.

The solution: Rotating Tool Lathes

The RTL (Rotating Tool Lathe) is machining in the opposite way: the workpiece is fixed and the tool is rotating. You can clamp the pipe up to 200 mm from the end and then machine the end. No long setup time: just put the pipe in, clamp it and machine!

Endworking machining options

Our RTL machinery gives you several machining options:

  • Turning
  • Boring
  • Chamfering & beveling
  • Facing
  • Thread cutting
  • Tapping
  • Deburring
  • Grooving
  • Turning any contours & shapes (tapers, curves, roundings)
  • Example: welding preparation
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Centering, center boring including threading

Clamping devices

The endworking machines make use of a modular clamping system. Therefor the system is easy to install and integrate in machines and installations. In various ways.
Workpiece clamping systems have to meet strict requirements when it comes to complying with the required workpiece tolerances. As most of the workpieces are symmetrical (e.g. shafts, pipes, tubes, bars, profiles), centrical workholding with a high repeatability for workpieces is a key issue.


Our endworking machines and clamping systems are used e.g. hydraulic cylinder production, oil and gas piping, conveyor rollers production, automotive parts production, agriculture parts production and pipe mill industries.

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In 1918 ARLA was founded in Essen (Germany). Their main focus: general mechanical engineering, tool making, fixture design, gear and machine tool manufacturing as well as customer-specific production. Over the years ARLA always pursued the goal to refine, test and sell their own ARLA® Machine Products. The R&D activities resulted in state-of-the-art CAD technology right from the beginning. As are the practice-proven software packages and the end-of-line control using measurement techniques.

In 2016 Copier Bevel Machines took over the company ARLA. The previous ARLA engineering division, which included simulation services and CAE vibration studies of drive systems, is managed by the independent company LASCHET CONSULTING in Germany (www.laschet.com). The ARLA machine division is now part of Copier’s extended machine product strategy.

The high-end endworking solutions ARLA developed are an excellent addition to the supply Copier already offers. The expertise of Copier lies within the metal pipe cutting, beveling, welding, bending and roll-grooving machinery. This wide, overall knowledge and experience provides you with the best possible solutions and the best possible machines. Good looking, easy to handle, solid, decent and reliable. Machines that deliver a perfect result and make work easy. And fast.

“One of the main advantages of our company is that we can assist you in almost every pipe end preparing issue you are facing. Quality: that is what we stand for. The continuity of your company is a must. As is the increase of productivity.”

Jan Copier

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Copier manufactures stationary pipe beveling machines. The different models bevel pipes up to 56 inches. We also offer stationary machines that cut and bevel within one operation.
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Copier manufactures tube bending machines for both portable and stationary use. The various models bent pipes up to 3 inches.

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Copier manufactures pipe roll grooving machines, developed for grooving sprinkler and irrigation pipes. The different types groove pipes up to 24 inches.
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Copier manufactures automated pipe spool welding machines. The available models can handle a large range of pipe diameters: from 3 up to 42 inches.
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