Strongsville, Ohio, USA, August 1, 2014 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a special 4-roll weld squeeze box to a North American producer of laser-welded aluminum tubing. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing tube mill. It is sized for 0.500" to 0.750" (12.7 to 19.1 mm) OD aluminum tubing with wall thicknesses from 0.016" to 0.028" (0.4 to 0.7 mm). The design includes roll position feedback, a height adjustment for proper strip edge registration, water cooled bearing blocks, and an integrated seam guide roll.
Rafter Equipment Corporation is a manufacturer of tube mills, pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff machines, and other related tube and pipe mill machinery. Additional services include PROACTIVE maintenance, mill refurbishing, design engineering, and contract manufacturing. Originally started in 1917, the Rafter name is known for reliable, high-quality tube mill and roll forming equipment.
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