Strongsville, Ohio, USA, July 22, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation announced today it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Saar-Hartmetall USA LLC for the distribution of HFI/HFC weld upset bead trimming (scarfing) inserts and cutting rings. Saar’s high-quality, German-made inserts offer significantly longer life over competitive inserts. This life, in turn, provides more uptime for tube producers. The agreement is consistent with the company’s desire to add high-quality consumable products as part of the Total Mill Solutions offerings.
Saar-Hartmetall USA LLC (Covington, Kentucky, USA) offers a complete line of superior, longer-lasting OD and ID scarfing tools for tube and pipe manufacturing. These high-performance tools offer German engineering at its finest – and will help reduce scarfing downtime and optimize tube and pipe production.
Strongsville, Ohio, USA, March 14, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation announced today it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Allied PhotoChemical to promote and sell UV and water-based curable coatings to the pipe, tube, and rollforming markets. The Allied coatings are resistant to corrosion, extremely flexible, offer great adhesive properties, are fast curing, and can be custom color matched to suit the customer.
Allied offers a variety of coatings technologies for pipe and tube marketplace:
Allied PhotoChemical (Macomb, Michigan, USA) manufactures a variety of coatings technologies: UV coatings platforms, solvent and water-based coatings technology plus conventional coatings for all substrates and industry verticals. Through our manufacturing process consulting services and on-site support services, the company has become an industry leader in consulting and problem solving for various markets. These markets include: 3D prototyping, automotive, pipe & tube, composites, plastics, wood, medical, aerospace and many others.
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