Yoder recently upgraded a 50 year old 12 station M-2 ½ roll forming machine. The roll former was expanded to 16 stations, in order to manufacture a wider range of products, increased to 200 FPM operation and upgraded to the latest version of the M-2 ½ driven roll forming stands with single point adjustment. Other new features added to the machine are automatic bearing lubrication and an air blow off system. The machine upgrades enables the customer to increased production speeds on all products, some by up to 3 times previous rates.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Formtek recently supplied new roll tooling to form a fluorescent light fixture reflector. The tooling was installed and tested on the customer’s existing roll forming machine. The tooling designs take advantage of the existing machine parameters, to provide the customer with new geometry for a lighting product that is marketed worldwide. In addition, the tooling set utilizes Formtek’s latest idler fixture designs, which are tailored to feeding tall, asymmetrical profiles without marking. For more information, www.formtekgroup.com, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 292-4460.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Yoder recently supplied a SRS-350, Seam Rotation Stand to Jaytec LLC. The unit is sized for 3.5” OD x 0.150” maximum tube size, covering a large range of mechanical tubing. The seam rotation stand adds value to mechanical tubing by orienting the weld location to center of the flat or corner of shapes, as customers require. These units are also available in 5” and 6-5/8” sizes. This SRS-350 is the customer’s second seam rotation stand from Yoder.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Yoder recently supplied a motorized turkshead to a west coast manufacturer of mechanical tubing and conduit. This double turkshead, sized for 3” OD x 0.135” maximum tubing has been operated at speeds up to 1200 FPM. The motorized adjustment features enables the tube mill operator to remotely adjust the unit while threading up after a tooling or coil change, avoiding the start and stop of the line, minimizing changeover time and setup scrap. This is the customer’s second Motorized turkshead from Yoder.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Formtek recently supplied a B&K 2DWR Supermill to a steel framing customer in Florida. The 2DWR is designed for high speed production of light gauge stud and track. This machine was supplied with special tooling to produce an engineered stud and track profile. Changeovers for material thickness, web width, and from stud to track can be accomplished in minutes without roll tooling change.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tishken recently updated its Slitting System designs for producing narrow coils widths in high production and frequent changeover environments. To maximize productivity and support the sensitive knife setups of narrow mult slitting, the systems offer Tishken’s Roll-a-Head feature for efficient change of the slitter head inline, reducing downtime. Unlike turret-type systems, with the Roll-a-Head design, the tooling can be setup and gapped offline, then quickly rolled inline and secured via the hydraulic transfer and clamping system. The systems are available with single or multiple recoilers and the option of oscillate winding. To further support the specialty slitting applications, the system includes a job memory for storing the speeds and drive settings of each knife setup, to optimize production and minimize scrap.