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Using rollers with carbide inserts rather than standard steel rollers in the pipe profiling lines reduces the wear of pipes, eliminating material loss, and increases the productivity and product quality.

End of line rejects are high in a pipe manufacturing company. Those rejects are due to the lack of technical skills for the workers, and rejects occuring due to misadjustment of equipment during change of set. Adopting a lean manufacturing methodology or KAIZEN technique together with a training campaign for labor and employees significantly reduces those rejects.