Company History

Founded in 1960 as a subsidiary of Georg Fischer (GF) and renamed Orbitalum Tools GmbH in 2006, we are the world’s premier manufacturer of high purity tube cutting and pipe preparation machine tools and orbital welding systems. At Orbitalum we understand the needs of process piping professionals in the aerospace, food, dairy & beverage, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. Every machine we sell and rent features robust designs and ease of operation, constructed of high quality materials assembled with extreme precision. German engineered and built, Orbitalum products exceed the rigorous standards of ISO 9001:2015.

The Orbitalum orbital welding system includes the highly portable Mobile Welder Plus and the full featured Smart Welder OM180 power supplies, Orbiweld weld heads, the Orbitwin switching unit, and the advanced ORBmax digital oxygen analyzer. At Orbitalum we surpass the best features of other systems, while delivering a unique user experience with our easy to use software and one touch control. Engineered and built to satisfy today’s welding professional looking for the best combination of power, features and convenience, these machines deliver precise, recordable and repeatable welds, and are easily transported, programmed, operated, and maintained.

Our Mobil Welder and Smart Welder power supplies offer the best combination of power, features, ROI, and ease of use. Two types of power supplies are available, the highly portable Mobile Welder and the high tech Smart Welder OM180, offering new levels of convenience, power, and connectivity. The Smart Welder features advanced integrated water cooling, the Mobile Welder Plus comes with an external water cooler giving the ability to use the full range of enclosed liquid cooled weld heads. Adapter cables to connect your AMI weld heads to the OM series power supplies are also available.

Orbitalum’s Orbiweld enclosed weld heads cover tube and pipe sizes ranging from 1/8in tube to 6in OD pipe (DN6-150). Every Orbiweld enclosed weld head is constructed of the finest materials, and features a unique water cooling design that cools the rotor at its contact point, allowing for very high duty cycles.

Orbitalum cutting and facing products are the perfect complement to our orbital welding systems. For 60 years, first as GF and now as Orbitalum, we’ve remained the industry leader in high quality cutting and weld preparation equipment. We manufacture the industry standard GF4, part of the world’s leading series of tube and pipe saws that utilize an orbital cutting motion around a stationary workpiece.

Complementing the GF series, RPG tube squaring machines from Orbitalum are designed to produce perfectly square, burr free preps required for critical, defect free orbital welding applications. A complete range of RPG series tube facers are offered, with the model number indicates the maximum workpiece OD in inches.  Each features precise micrometer feed, deformation-free quick-clamping systems, and electronic speed regulation and stabilization on electric powered models, with many available with convenient cordless drive on select models.

Orbitalum products, accessories and consumables are sold, rented and supported in North and South America through Orbitalum North America, with an extensive network of Orbitalum Support Centers and Independent Dealers located throughout the United States and Canada.