Strongsville, Ohio, USA, January 27, 2015 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has delivered three (3) RT-2500S HFI weld squeeze boxes for a major North American mechanical tubing producer on their Kusakabe tube mill. The new boxes will replace the customer's existing 3-roll "scroll chuck" style boxes that were not strong enough for the heavier wall thicknesses and higher yield strength materials that needed to be produced. Because the boxes needed to be more robust but still occupy the same footprint, a new design was required.
Strongsville, Ohio, USA, January 23, 2015 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has completed a RT-7000 weld squeeze box for a major North American tube producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing HFI tube/pipe mill. It is sized for up to 8.625" OD x 0.500" wall (219 mm OD x 12.7 mm wall) HSLA steel pipe. The design includes motorized push-on-center squeeze roll adjustments, linear displacement transducers, high-capacity tapered roller bearings within the roll tools, and a removable head roll assembly for quick-change. A second removable head was included to speed the changeover process even more.
Strongsville, Ohio, USA, January 7, 2015 – Rafter Equipment Corporation realized another record breaking year for the company's spare parts side of the business with a 34% increase in the actual number of orders processed. Even with this additional workload, the company still maintained an impressive 94% on-time delivery with an average shipment that was twelve (12) days earlier than the promise date.
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