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, October 11, 2016 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped an RT-8000 weld squeeze box head roll assembly retrofit to a major South American producer of direct-welded HSS tubular products. The customer approached the company to help solve the rigidity issues with the head roll assembly on their existing Chinese-made 5-roll HFI/HFC weld squeeze box. The existing unit was incapable of welding the heavier wall thicknesses. It was determined that the existing side and lower roll assembly was sufficient, so Rafter proposed a head roll retrofit solution.
Strongsville, Ohio, USA, March 20, 2015 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has delivered welding and straightening equipment to a major North American custom roll form parts producer. The equipment included a RT-4000S high-frequency contact (HFC) 5-roll weld squeeze box, a RT-3000S single-tool weld upset bead trimmer, and a RT-4000S double-sided turkshead straightener.
The equipment will be used for the production of steel or HSLA welded seam profiles up to 10" wide x 9" tall x 0.250" thick. Rafter was chosen for this project because of the company's strong reputation for providing the kind of heavy-duty mill equipment necessary for this application.
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