Thursday, April 17, 2014

DUO-CUT IN-LINE DIMPLE FREE TUBE CUTOFF SYSTEMS



In the past, “dimple-free” tube cut-off systems where made for typical higher speed tube lines, and because they had to produce at these high speeds, they came with a high price tag to suit.
The tubing industry needed a cost effective alternative for a dimple-free cut-off system on slower, lower production tube mills. This is the niche that the Hill Engineering “Duo-Cut” system was engineering for.

By combining Hill Engineering’s Flying Duo-Cut integrated die/press units with our high speed hydraulics expertise, we are able to produce clean, dimple-free cuts on tubing up to 3” diameter. In order to obtain optimum speeds at reasonable prices for different sized tubing mills, we offer three sizes of systems—3/4” maximum diameter, 1 ½” maximum diameter and 3” maximum diameter for up to .125” thick steel. Because of the compact nature of the units, they are more economically priced with faster ROI on slower line for lower production requirements.

The basic mechanical unit is also designed to be quick-change when going from one tube diameter or thickness to another. This again lends itself to lower production requirements where quick change is more important, due to shorter runs from one order to the next.

Because of the nature of this system design, we also offer a small diameter pneumatic Duo-Cut system which is the essentially the same as our ¾” diameter system, except operates with air cylinders instead of hydraulic cylinders. These systems are used for such applications as brake line tube mills with approximately .156” dia -- .312” dia tubing being produced. This allows us to increase the speed of these systems to match small diameter tube lines and at the same time reduce the costs even further.

For both hydraulic and pneumatic systems, the measuring is done by a “closed loop” servo accelerated system, for the most consistent and best accuracy results.

373 Randy Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
630/834-4430

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yoder suppliers roll former for Roll-up Doors


Yoder recently supplied a roll forming machine and tooling for production of roll up door slat.  The Yoder QVW-150 16 station roll former replaced an existing machine from a competitor.  The new rafted roll forming machine gives the customer the flexibility to run multiple tooling sets on the production line without extensive downtime when switching between profiles.  Yoder designed the new machine to match the height of the coil handling and cutoff equipment, which was reused, so the roll former could be set in the existing line.

Yoder roll forming solutions are purposefully designed and manufactured to meet a range of custom and high production, industrial applications.  For more information, contact yoder@formtekgroup.com, call (216) 292-4460 or visit www.yodermfg.com.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Yoder A Member of the Formtek Group Exhibits at Tube Dusseldorf

Yoder A Member of the Formtek Group exhibits at Tube Dusseldorf.  This trade show exhibits
tube manufacturing machinery, process technology tools etc. It is 5 days event....we're here....Booth B12, Hall 7A.



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Yoder recently supplied a set of combination roll tooling and a twenty-four station rafted QVW-200 for producing strut channel.  The tooling set can produce 10 sizes of strut profile from 13/16” to 3-1/4” profile height in 12 and 14 gauge thickness for mild carbon steel, G60 hot dipped galvanized steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel.  This combination tooling set is a duplicate that has been provided to the customer before.  Yoder’s unique tooling design minimizes changeover between profile sizes and eliminates the expensive flange rolls that are typical of competitor’s strut tooling design.  This design functionality enables the customer to quickly change over to the less common strut sizes, for short order production.


Yoder roll forming solutions are purposefully designed and manufactured to meet a range of custom and high production, industrial applications.  For more information, contact yoder@formtekgroup.com, call (216) 292-4460 or visit www.yodermfg.com.

QVW-200 with Single Point Adjustment

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hill Engineering Supplies Cutoff for Strut Profiles

Hill Engineering recently supplied pivot crop die and inserts for cutting to length strut channel on a customer existing roll forming line.  The die can cut 10 sizes of strut profile from 13/16” to 3-1/4” profile height in 12 and 14 gauge thickness for mild carbon steel, G60 hot dipped galvanized steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel.  Hill Engineering’s unique pivot crop design minimizes the breakage of the cutting section instead the small features of the strut profile, enabling the customer to run longer between sharpening.

Hill Engineering is a designer and builder of specialty tooling, hydraulic systems and rotary punching solutions for the roll forming and tube & pipe industry.  For more information, contact sales@formtekgroup.com , call (630) 834-4430 or visit www.hillengr.com.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Yoder Installs Elliptical Tube System



Yoder Manufacturing, a long time supplier of tube & pipe mill systems, is unique in the industry.  As part of the Formtek Group, Yoder is able to supply tube mills, roll tooling and cutoff equipment, in conjunction with Hill Engineering, another Formtek company.  As a whole, they are able to look at the complete manufacturing system and apply appropriate disciplines to yield a system that reshapes round, fusion welded tubing into an ellipse.  Based on recent installations, Yoder installed an elliptical tube system that produces a finished product that is 73% thinner than the incoming round tube diameter.  Due to the reshaping tooling designs, the final product had minimal surface marking, typically caused by speed mismatch, which was accomplished by considering the profile orientation through the mill:  the tall axis of the ellipse is horizontal, taking advantage of the natural forming of the driven stands, while reducing the effects of rotational speed differences, due to changes in tool-to-section radii.  For more information, contact yoder@formtekgroup.com