About the SFE Group

Introduction to Mathey Dearman

The company Mathey Dearman was originally founded in the United States in the 1930’s. During the first decades its founders Mathey and Dearman developed patented saddle-type portable pipe cutting and bevelling machines and clamping, aligning and reforming systems for pipes. Mathey Dearman became rapidly a worldwide recognized authority within its field and is still today setting the benchmark and being the point of reference for many applications.

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of Axxair (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been re-aligned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group product range whilst keeping their own brand identity.

The Mathey Dearman brand portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of pipe equipment: pipe flame cutting and beveling machines, pipe alignment and reforming clamps, pipe rigging equipment and Fit-Up Pro’s range of fit-up, alignment, layout and marking tools.

With the Mathey Dearman brand, S.F.E. Group not only wishes to highlight the focus on this particular product line, but also supply the growing demand and diverse applications in the industries that it already serves and intertwine with other product applications within S.F.E. Group.

As an OEM and backed with over 80 years of development, S.F.E. Group prides itself being renowned for its innovations, ground-breaking developments and creative designs within the Mathey Dearman product range. With its engineering capabilities, customer-oriented focus and flexibility, the Mathey Dearman brand provides the possibility to design out-of-the-box pipe machining and tooling solutions to fulfil customers’ projects’ specific needs in particular and to cater for an ever-evolving industry in general.

Mathey Dearman products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on 4 continents, as well as from S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors.

Where there’s pipe, there’s Mathey. Get in touch for all your piping applications.

Mathey Dearman manufactures multiple flame and plasma pipe cutters and bevellers and are recognized as the leader in this product category. These machines are used across multiple fabrication projects, most commonly found in the energy construction markets.

With continuous improvement and new additions, Mathey Dearman is now offering the most complete line in the industry of pipe alignment and reforming clamps.

A new line of pipe rigging products is offered under the Mathey Dearman brand. Pipe slings and cradles, pipe launchers and rigging rollers add focus on a complimentary pipeline product category to Mathey Dearman’s range of aligning and reforming clamps and flame and plasma pipe cutting and bevelling machines.

www.Mathey.com


Introduction to B&B Pipe & Industrial Tools

The company B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools (B&B) was originally founded in Houston, Texas, USA in the 1990’s, offering initially mainly the standard pipe rollers and applications, sold into petrochemical construction projects along the Texas Gulf Coast. Over the years B&B became an important player in the U.S. market.

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of Axxair (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been re-aligned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group product range whilst keeping their own brand identity.

Backed by nearly 30 years of development, today S.F.E. Group’s B&B brand is dedicated to and covering pipe handling equipment, applications and solutions. With the B&B brand, S.F.E. Group not only wishes to highlight the focus on this particular product line, but also supply the growing demand and diverse applications in the industries that it already serves and intertwine with other product applications within S.F.E. Group.

As an OEM, S.F.E. Group prides itself being renowned for its innovations, ground-breaking developments and creative designs within the B&B product range. With its engineering capabilities, customer-oriented focus and flexibility, the B&B brand provides the possibility to design out-of-the-box pipe handling solutions to fulfil customers’ projects’ specific needs in particular and to cater for an ever-evolving industry in general.

The B&B brand portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of pipe purging equipment: pipe jacks and stands, mega rollers and stands and material handling carts.

B&B products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on 4 continents, as well as from S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors.

Get in touch for any pipe handling application.

B&B’s pipe jacks and stands are an industry standard with many units sold into the field. The jacks and stands help the pipe fabricator hold the pipe at a safe and ergonomic elevation, allowing increased productivity. Made from quality steel tube and pipe, the jacks and stands offer great value, balancing the ability to withstand the everyday abuse of job site use while being available at a very competitive price.

B&B’s mega rollers and jacks are a more robust, higher capacity line of material handling equipment than the standard line of jacks and stands. They allow increased pipe diameter capacity, as well as increased weight capacity. These mega rollers are built to last in the toughest of job site conditions

B&B’s carts and buggies consist of job site material handling carts. The Stacker Cart can be shipped and stacked on the way to the job site minimising handling and shipping costs, then fold open for use while in the field. The pipe buggy models are designed to easily transport pipes, fittings and other parts on the job site or workshop, minimising ergonomic exposure and manual handling.

www.BBPipeTools.com


Introduction to TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists

The company TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists LTD (TAG PIPE) was originally founded in the United Kingdom in 1985. Its core activities were the manufacturing and supplying of pipework fabrication tools and machinery, as well as handling equipment. Over the years TAG PIPE became internationally one of the foremost leaders in its field.

S.F.E. Group’s TAG PIPE range of cold cutting and bevelling machines is established and recognised as one of the world’s leading and prominent brands.

Being one of the driving factors of the organization’s success, TAG PIPE’s range of pipe cutting and bevelling machines warranted becoming its own brand in 2019 following the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of AXXAIR (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group.

Backed by more than 35 years of development, S.F.E. Group’s brand TAG PIPE not only ensures the highest quality heavy duty machines utilising the latest technology, but also an emphasis on continuous R&D

As an OEM, S.F.E. Group prides itself being renowned for its innovations, ground-breaking developments and patented designs within the TAG PIPE range. With its engineering capabilities, customer-oriented focus and flexibility, the TAG PIPE brand provides the possibility to design out-of-the-box machining applications and solutions to fulfil customers’ projects’ specific needs in particular and to cater for an ever-evolving industry in general.

The TAG PIPE brand portfolio consists of a complete range of portable pipe bevel machines (PREP machines covering 1″ – 24″), the TAG PIPE cutting and bevelling splitframe clamshell machines (1″ – 120″), as well as the stationary, yet moveable EZ FAB machines (1″ – 24″) for pipe cutting and bevelling, the EZ pipe saws and finally the PMM plate bevel machines.

TAG PIPE’s products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on 4 continents, as well as from S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors.

Get in touch for any pipe cutting and bevelling application.

TAG manufactures a large range of i/d locking portable end PREP machines ranging from ½” to 42″. TAG bevelling machines can produce all types of weld preparations required on any kind of metals from standard carbon steel to tough material such as super duplex and inconel.

TAG also manufactures a diverse range of small, medium and large diameter pipe cutting and bevelling machines for both workshop and job site applications covering from 1″ to 120″ pipe.

www.TAG-PIPE.com


Introduction to AXXAIR

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of AXXAIR (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been re-aligned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group product range whilst keeping their own brand identity.

Originally founded in 1997, the brand AXXAIR encompasses within S.F.E. Group the overall tube working processes: orbital cutting, tube bevelling, squaring and orbital welding. The AXXAIR brand has been in the global market for over 25 years and has established itself as a leading and international reference on the field of tube processing applications.

AXXAIR offers innovative solutions to improve processes, productivity, efficiency and quality in the field of orbital cutting, bevelling and welding on a wide variety of different materials such as stainless steel, titanium, carbon steel, duplex and super duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and even plastic. Within the AXXAIR range S.F.E. Group not only offers a standard range of products, but also customized solutions for specific target markets: the food and beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, the manufacturing of semi-conductors, aeronautics, chemical and petrochemical industry as well as the nuclear industry and many other possible areas of application.

The S.F.E. Group AXXAIR brand portfolio consists of a complete range of cutting machines (covering 0.25″ – 40″), squaring machines (0.1″ – 8.5″), as well as welding machines: SATO open heads (0.4″ – 8.265″), SATFX closed heads (0.25″ – 4.5″), Microfit SXMF (1/8″ – 5/8″) and finally the SATP tube to tube sheet (0.4″ – 3″).

Get in touch for any orbital cutting, squaring and welding application.

AXXAIR’s orbital cutting machines feature stainless steel concentric jaws to prevent the deformation of the tubes, especially the one with thin walls, during clamping. AXXAIR’s frames are easily scalable for bevelling and welding application. The AXXAIR facing machines operate on battery or corded for more flexibility. The TIALN blades, reversible with two cutting edges, guarantee optimal lifetime of consumables. The facing machines are lightweight and designed to be used on site as well as in the workshop.

AXXAIR’s new range of closed SATFX welding heads allows to achieve high quality welds in a minimal space. The range of open welding heads (SATO series) are mainly recommended for the agro-food, pharmaceutical, chemical sectors, for wall thicknesses less than but also greater than 3 mm. The Micro-Fitting Series have been designed to weld small diameters tubing and fittings mainly in the semiconductor industry. AXXAIR offers a range of different welding power supplies fulfilling the varying needs depending on the customer’s intended use, tube sizes, welding application and frequency of utilisation.

www.AXXAIR.com


Introduction to Pipe Purge Masters (PPM)

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of AXXAIR (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been realigned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group product range whilst keeping their own brand identity.

Backed by nearly 25 years of development, S.F.E. Group is proud to present its brand dedicated to pipe purging products, applications and solutions: Pipe Purge Masters (PPM). With the PPM brand, S.F.E. Group not only wishes to highlight the focus on pipe purging products, but also supply the growing demand and diverse applications on-site, of pipe purging equipment in the industries that it already serves and intertwine with other product applications within S.F.E. Group, such as the orbital welding offered under the AXXAIR brand.

As an OEM, S.F.E. Group prides itself being renowned for its innovations, ground-breaking developments and creative designs within the Pipe Purge Masters’ product range. With its engineering capabilities, customeroriented focus and flexibility, the PPM brand provides the possibility to design out-of-the-box pipe purging solutions to fulfil customers’ projects’ specific needs in particular and to cater for an ever-evolving industry in general.

The PPM brand portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of pipe purging equipment: inflatable pipe purge bag systems, formed double seal purge systems, purge oxygen monitors, inflatable as well as mechanical pipe stoppers and accessories.

Pipe Purge Masters’ products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on 4 continents, as well as from S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors.

Get in touch for any pipe purging application.

PPM’s range of purge systems greatly reduces the purging time and gives significant gas savings while producing a top quality weld.

PPM also offers a full range of weld purge monitoring systems to accurately measure the level of oxygen inside the weld chamber to obtain high quality purity welding.

In addition to the purging systems and purge monitors, PPM also offers an extensive range of pipe stoppers: inflatable stoppers available in all shapes, sizes and materials, as well as expanding stoppers available in nylon, steel and aluminium. PPM also provides tailor made pipe stopper solutions.

www.PurgeMasters.com


Introduction to Fit-Up Pro

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA) and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of AXXAIR (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been re-aligned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group product range whilst keeping their own brand identity.

With having Mathey Dearman supplying pipe fit up tools since the 1930’s, S.F.E. Group is proud to present its brand dedicated to one of its most historical product ranges: Fit-Up Pro by Mathey Dearman.

With the Fit-Up Pro brand, S.F.E. Group not only wishes to highlight the focus on fit up, alignment and layout tools, but also supply the growing demand and diverse applications on-site in the industries that the S.F.E. Group already serve and intertwine with the other product applications within S.F.E. Group.

As an OEM, S.F.E. Group prides itself being renowned with the Fit-Up Pro brand not only for its history in pipe fitting tools, but also for the continuous innovations and the overall comprehensiveness of this range of fit up, alignment and layout tools, including: external and internal pipe clamps, welding wedges, flange spreaders and flange aligning tools and a wide variety of pipe layout and marking tools.

Fit-Up Pro’s products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on 4 continents, as well as from S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors.

Get in touch for any pipe fitting and pipe aligning application.

Our spider clamps are great for flange fit up and we also offer other types of alignment pipe clamps that save time and increase productivity. Two hole pins, flange alignment bolts and stepped wedges are also time savers that compliment this line, along with various squares and protractors. We even offer two types of flange spreaders, (manual and hydraulic) that assist in safe maintenance and preparation for re-fit of flanges.

Fit-Up Pro offers several tools specific to pipe layout. A new pocket level and fitters torpedo level are made from aircraft aluminium balancing light weight and durability. A newly designed pipe centering tool adds magnets for hands free use and comes with a right angle square and handy ruler markings, and our line of radius markers is great for laying out a radius or circles up to 100 inches.

www.FIT-UP-PRO.com