Yoder Recently unveiled a new design for their 4-roll and 5-roll weld boxes. The New weld boxes offer an updated roll arrangement, to improve longevity and ease of tooling changeover between sizes. The units are currently designed for mechanical tubing, pipe and structural up to 5.5” round, and shapes up to 6.5” tall, for welded roll form applications such as automotive frames. The new weld boxes are designed to be retrofitted to existing tube mills.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Yoder Recently unveiled a new design of Reshaping Stand for mechanical tube and structural sections. The WH-350-RS unit can reshape up to 4” (101.6 mm) square, rectangles up to 6” (152.4) wide and as small as 2” (50.8 mm) in the horizontal and vertical axes, for materials up to 0.250” (6.35 mm) thickness. The reshaping stand has been designed so it may be retrofitted on any mill that makes up to 5” (127 mm) round, and can directly replace existing Yoder W-35 and WH-350 Sizing Stands. Other Yoder WH-Series Reshaping Stands are available, with a variety of drive systems to fit the application.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Yoder XW model driven roll form stand units can fit in the same footprint and be used in conjunction with customer’s existing QVW roll stands, but offer the option of adjustable bottom shaft height, to accommodate regrinds, tube mill, swept roll form part or combination tooling needs.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Yoder's M-style roll forming stands can be retrofitted to handle higher line speeds, greater material capacity and longevity between maintenance cycles and reduced changeover times. Recent installations have enabled tube mill customers to increase material capacity by 15%, while both roll form and tube mill customers have been able to double line speeds or more.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hill Engineering has recently supplied two (2) cutting heads to a Canadian Manufacturer of Automotive components for producing finished lengths of fuel line tubing. The ¾" Due Cut system provides a dimple free sheer for cutting off of small diameter tubing. The system is widely used for manufacturing cut lengths of fuel line tube.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Yoder recently supplied a mill for the manufacture of cable tray and framing channel. The new mill will add production capacity to the customer’s existing product offerings to Australian and Asian markets which they currently serve. The system produces eight sizes of framing channel on a single tooling set, allowing maximum versatility without the need for multiple tooling or raft sets to changeover between products.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Formtek, Inc. will participate in Manufacturing Day on October 4th. There are 677 events planned across the US for this event. Formtek, Inc. has Cleveland area colleges and high schools attending along with lawmaker’s and community members. This event is part of an effort to draw greater attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide and promote the pursuit of skills that will lead to a long-term career that offers security and growth for qualified candidates.
Formtek, Inc. being the main host coordinated a group well known manufacturers that will be at our facility for Manufacturing Day. American Spring Wire is North America’s largest manufacturer of valve and commercial quality spring wire, and a major supplier of PC Strand will have a table with representatives present. Satellite Gear a manufacturer of gears and machined parts will have a table with representatives. NSL Analytical Services, Inc. a commercial materials testing laboratory, which tests for quality control, failure analysis, product performance, and material selection will also be at our facility with representatives. Lincoln Electric the world leader in design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems will be at our facility with their VIRTUAL WELDING MACHINE.
If you are looking to attend an event you can sign up at http: //www.mfgday.com/