Formtek, Inc. is at the amazing CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada. This exhibition is the international gathering place for 2014. Exhibiting the latest equipment, products and technologies. Stop by and visit us in Booth #350 at LVH.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Since 1950 Hill Engineering has specialized in designing and building stamping and progressive dies. While our horizons have expanded since then, we still manufacture all standard dies in different shapes and size.... contact us at (630) 834-4430.
Large pierce die with multiple hand operated gags for tractor trailer side
11 Station pierce, pilot, lance, bead and blank out.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
B&K 3TSR Supermill's patented gauge adjust system allows for fast, automatic adjustment for part size and material thickness. The B&K 3TSR Supermill lets you change from making 25 gauge drywall studs to 12 gauge floor joists in minutes. No manual adjustments needed at all!
Web width, leg height, and return all adjust to preset values that you store by part number in operation station. One set of fixed roll tooling makes all the standard profiles of the Supermill's entire product range. Never a need to shim or change rolls when changing between products. For more information on B&K Supermill's for Structural, Drywall and Light Structural go to http://www.bkformtek.com/supermill/ or email email@example.com
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hill Engineering has recently supplied two (2) cutting heads to a Tier 1 automotive components manufacturer for producing finished lengths of fuel line tubing that will be installed in North America and Asia. The ¾” Duo Cut system provides a dimple free shear for cutting off of small diameter tubing. The system is widely used for manufacturing cut lengths of fuel line tube. www.hillengr.com
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Formtek has recently supplied a Yoder M-Style roll forming machines and replacement components for a customer manufacturing structures and frames for solar energy installations. The machinery supplied will increase capacity and expand on existing capabilities for the great manufacturing needs of the customer’s west coast facility. This project expands on Formtek’s footprint in the solar market, supplying coil metal processing and roll forming equipment for residential and industrial solar structure applications. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Yoder Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, a member of the Formtek Group, has recently been contracted to refurbish and upgrade an existing WH-350 tube mill to produce structural shapes (HSS). Formtek has designed a new style weld squeeze box that consists of a five (5) roll and four (4) roll configuration as deemed necessary by the particular product being produced. Either configuration utilizes a top head roll assembly consisting of two (2) top edge rolls that 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 1.500” to 3.250” (38.1 to 82.6 mm) OD or two (2) side rolls and one (1) bottom roll for rounds that range from 3.250” to 5.000” (82.6 to 127.0 mm) OD. With the ability to switch from 4-roll to 5-roll configuration allows the operator the utmost in flexibility to provide the proper material presentation for the welder. The bottom squeeze roll assemblies are unique in that there is fast sides close adjustment as well as a fine tuned (and geared) close adjustment, thus eliminating the need for operators to utilize cheater bar tools, which can cause injury if they slip. All roll spindles are “dead-shaft” design so the bearings are housed within the rolls to yield the best possible bearing life for the weld box, which is considered the worse case scenario for environment on the tube mill.
The weld box assembly has one last feature that is 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 0.250” (6.4 mm).
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 it’s customers with the highest quality equipment, parts and service available in the industries it serves.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The SFM-Series Roll Former from Winpro is one the industry’s fastest and most flexible machines available today and is designed to manufacture up to four unique shaped screen frames or muntins without changing the roll tooling. With a maximum speed of 150' per minute, the SFM-Series is capable of producing 63,000' of finished product per shift.