Darstellung des Kaltpilgerverfahrens

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Cold pilger rolling process

The cold pilger rolling process is a cold forming process in which the initial tube, the so-called hollow bar, is moved through a fixed mandrel tapering according to the input and output dimensions of the process.

During this process, the tube is rolled longitudinally through the mandrel by two rolls moving forward and backward with a corresponding pre-set outer contour. In the two dead points of the movements, the tube is free, turned and pushed forward in order to obtain an even, high-quality, round surface and a constant forward motion.

This means that a smaller, longer tube with tighter tolerances and a good surface finish is produced form a larger tube.


  • High degree of forming of up to 80% (acc. to material grade) and therefore high efficiency
  • considerable improvement of the inside and outside surface quality (achievable roughness of Ra max. <0,4 μm inside and 1,0 µm outside)
  • considerably increased dimensional accuracy of the inside diameter, outside diameter, wall thickness as well as roundness; tight tolerance range possible
  • considerable reduction of the eccentricity
  • high material homogeneity

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