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


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Formtek Exhibits at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada

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, February 27, 2014

Hill Engineering Progressive & Stamping Dies

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.