Operator feedback from February 19, 2016.
Strongsville, Ohio, USA, July 16, 2015 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a RT-5500 Seam Orientation Unit (SOU) to a major North American tube producer. The equipment will be added to the customer's existing tube sizing mill for the purpose of positioning the weld seam prior to reshaping the tube into squares and rectangles. The SOU is adjusted electrically and can be controlled remotely from a downstream position if desired.
The customer chose the Rafter design over other competitive units because of the simple roll tool movement and design. In addition, the company was able to offer positive feedback from a previous customer. Competitive designs articulate the roll tools in a manner similar to that of a 2-roll, cross-roll straightener. Unfortunately, the cross-roll method requires a more careful setup and special attention to the roll tooling design to be successful.
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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