Thursday, September 18, 2014

ROTO-DIE - SHEET METAL BRAKE MODEL 5 AT METALCON - BOOTH 2017

Roto-Die’s unique sheet metal benders are regarded as an industry standard in the HVAC and metal fabrication shops for over 45 years.

A Roto-Die hydraulic press brake is simple to operate as a hand brake, but has infinitely more production capacity. By shifting the selections lever, a single operator can perform all basic sheet metal forming operations. The hydraulic bender forms full-length ducts, fittings, and hemming operations accurately and economically. The compactness inherent in the die design permits acute reverse bends not possible with conventional wide-bed machines. All Roto-Die press brakes index quickly and accurately to all forming stations.

Stop by and see Paul Williams and Dave Voth at Metalcon - Booth 2017.  For more information email us at rotodie@formtekgroup.com

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Formtek, Inc. Manufacturing Day 2014

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Formtek's Manufacturing Day 2014 is unique, interesting and excitingWe've coordinated a group of well-known manufacturers from Northeast Ohio that will join Formtek to spread awareness about U.S. manufacturing and improve the perception of manufacturing careers.  Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge representing the 11th District for the State of Ohio and Mayor Bradley D. Sellers of Warrensville Heights will be coming to the event and speaking at the opening ceremonies.


  • American Spring Wire  North America’s largest manufacturer of valve and commercial quality spring wire, and a major supplier of PC Strand.  Wire can be found in products of the world's most recognizable and respected companies in the automotive,agricultural equipment and appliances industries.
  • Force Robots LLC  Force Robots was founded to make robots that are more capable, affordable, and safe to work with.  Their products are developed around the core belief that working by force is required if robots are to break out of their current narrow range of applications.  With the support of the National Science Foundation and the State of Ohio, the Touch Robot concept was developed with the aim of protecting workers from injury and fostering manufacturing excellence.  Located in Cleveland, Ohio, a city with a proud history of manufacturing and machine building.

  •  LincolnElectric  Global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Enduring passion for the development and application of technologies allows them to create complete solutions that make customers more productive and successful.
  • MAGNET  A  nonprofit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers compete and grow under the leadership of a board of directors who reflect the breadth of manufacturing in the region.
  • Market One  Lead generation model is focused on the development of buyer ready leads for your sales force to convert to customers.  A talented interdisciplinary team of hybrid professionals accomplishes this through internet marketing via; content development, social media marketing, blogging, landing page design and email nurturing.  Plus, there integrated B2B telemarketing group completes the loop with outbound lead generation, appointment setting, market research, surveys and more.
  • Satellite Gear  Three decades and two generations of family business.  Satellite Gear set out to design reverse engineer and manufacture tooling and gearing. Over the years they became a respected and relied upon vendor to some of the most innovative companies around.  From mill, lathes, presses, VTL's, CNC, grinders, hobbers, and shapers, Satellite Gear's manufacturing capabilities assure their customers that they can get the job done.  Their commitment to continue research and development and dedication to manufacturing excellence guarantees their customer total satisfaction.
  • rp+m rapid prototype + manufacturing LLC  With a team of mechanical, industrial, metallurgist, plastic and biomedical engineers, rp+m can also provide product design, material selection, and development of new materials.  rp+m has the ability to work with customers from concept all the way through production.  Over the past few years, rp+m has expanded it's offerings to help large corporations not only with prototypes, but end-use parts as well in the aerospace, medical and industrial industries. 
  •  Warrensville Heights Chamber of Commerce  Focus to be the most-effective, most-innovative Chamber of Commerce. One, that effectively promotes free enterprise and economic growth while delivering measurable results for there members.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Roll Tooling for Existing Tishken Machine



Formtek recently supplied new roll tooling for a precut HVAC structural shape for an existing Tishken machine.  The unique tooling design is capable to form a seam, similar to a lockseam, utilizing precut material, a feat not common for these types of applications, in galvanized, primed, mild carbon steel and stainless steel material.  For more information, www.tishken.com, contact tishken@formtekgroup.com or call (216) 292-4460.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FIBER LASER WELDED TUBE MILL FOR UNITED STATES




Yoder Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, has recently received an order for a QVW-150 Fiber Laser Welded Tube Mill for producing decorative stainless components up to 1-1/2” (38 mm) diameter.  The complete system consists of an entry end, forming machine, fiber laser welder with twin-spot welding head, sizing machine with integrated double cut shear system, brush deburring system and a triple head center-less finishing system - all fully integrated for easy operation.  The mill also includes a unique ID marketing system, so the tubing coming off the mill will be complete, ready to be accurately located and welded into the customers fabricating assembly.

Yoder is a designer and builder of equipment, tooling and systems for metal forming, tube and pipe and heavy industrial material handling applications.  Yoder can provide engineered to order and off-the-shelf manufacturing solutions that increase production capacity and efficiency of your factory through integrated, streamlined processes, automation, and faster machines. Yoder is part of the long-established companies that make up the Formtek Group, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. As a single source provider, Formtek, www.formtekgroup.com, continues to supply our customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.

Visit the Yoder website (www.yodermfg.com) for further information on their tube and pipe technologies, email yoder@formtekgroup.com or call +1 (216) 292-4460.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Yoder Delivers Flexible Fabrication System for Water Tanks

Yoder, a member of the Formtek Group, has recently supplied flexible fabrication system to manufacture the side walls of livestock water tanks. Included with this system is programmable coil processing line for producing the required blank, roll former to form the side wall features and a CNC-controlled 4-roll bender to form the side wall panels into various shapes; both round and oval tanks. The bender is controlled by a PLC with touchscreen selection of more than 80 distinct tanks sizes.  For more information, please contact sales@formtekgroup.com, or direct at (216) 292-6300.  Or visit us on the web at www.formtekgroup.com.

Formtek is a group of long-established companies, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. As a single source provider, Formtek continues to supply our customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.

Visit the Formtek website (www.formtekgroup.com) for additional information on products, services and employment opportunities available.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

API WELD SQUEEZE BOX DESTINED FOR SOUTH AMERICA




Yoder Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, has recently been contracted to supply a heavy wall, high strength four (4) roll weld box.  Yoder has designed a new style weld squeeze box that consists of four (4) roll configuration.   A top head roll assembly consisting of two (2) top edge rolls will control the edge presentation prior to welding.  The head roll assembly has vertical adjust as a group and individual adjustments to compensate for improper strip edge alignment.  The main squeeze pressure is provided by the bottom squeeze unit which will utilize two (2) side rolls only for rounds that range from 2.375” to 3.500” (60.3 to 88.9 mm) OD up to 75,000 PSI (517 MPa).  This heavy wall weld box will be used primarily for producing the latest grades of premium API Pipe and Tubing products.  The bottom squeeze roll assemblies are unique in that there is fast side close adjustment, as well as a fine tuned, gear compensated, close adjustment, thus eliminating the need for operators to utilize power tools, which can cause injury if they slip, as well as undue wear and excessive adjustment of the unit.  All roll spindles are designed so the bearings are housed within the rolls.  The welding area is the worst case scenario for temperature and wear in the tube mill, so this shaft-bearing arrangement yields the best possible bearing life for the weld box.

The weld box assembly has the ability to move up and downstream with respect to the tube mill flow.  This allows the operator to fine tune the weld VEE angle with respect to the last fin-pass.  Therefore, depending on your particular tooling design, the weld VEE angle can be changed to gain the best operating parameters for your particular product.  The weld squeeze box assembly can handle up to wall thicknesses of 0.256” (6.5 mm).


Yoder is a Yoder is a designer and builder of equipment, tooling and systems for metal forming, tube and pipe and heavy industrial material handling applications.  Yoder can provide engineered to order and off-the-shelf manufacturing solutions that increase production capacity and efficiency of your factory through integrated, streamlined processes, automation, and faster machines. Yoder is part of the long-established companies that make up the Formtek Group, each with a well-known name and a history of providing innovative, reliable equipment to the metal forming and metal processing industries. As a single source provider, Formtek, www.formtekgroup.com, continues to supply our customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.

Visit the Yoder website (www.yodermfg.com) for further information on their tube and pipe technologies, email yoder@formtekgroup.com or call +1 (216) 292-4460