Universal Tube & Rollform, Kent Corporation, Yoder of the Formtek Group and Universal Controls Group (UCG) have joined forces to offer tube producers a new 3.125″ (80 mm) OD rafted tube mill line. The tube mill will be built at Formtek’s facility in Cleveland and integrated with line electrics by UCG, Kent Corp. entry equipment, along with a new San Feng welder by Universal Tube and cut-off by Universal Controls Group.
The new entry equipment supplied by Kent includes a 10,000 lb. double uncoiler, shear & end welder and their widely popular horizontal accumulator.
The new Yoder tube mill covers the common size range for tube producers with an OD range of 1″ – 3.125″ (25 – 80 mm) and a wall thickness range of .032″ – .134″ (.81 – 3.4 mm). The forming and sizing mills are rafted for fast roll tooling changeovers and equipped with single point adjustment for quick set-ups.
In the welding section is a new 300 KW high frequency solid state San Feng welder from Universal Tube & Rollform. The high frequency CFI welder is equipped with a main transformer, heat exchanger, output cabinet, rectifier cabinet and operator cabinet.
Universal Controls Group will supply a state of the art mill control system that will not only control the tube mill but integrate the complete line. The motors will be controlled by AC vector drives and the system will feature an Allen Bradley PLC and ABB ACS 880 drives. Two touch screen control pods will be included. UCG will also include a new 3″ (76 mm) OD high-speed flying cold saw equipped with the revolutionary U-TRAK Length Control System. This Cold Saw will be featured at the upcoming Fabtech show in Chicago this November. Stop by Universal’s booth #B10057 for a preview.
This tube mill line will be available for sale from Universal Tube of Perrysburg, Ohio, USA. Universal Tube & Rollform has been a world-wide supplier of new and used tube mills, pipe mills and rollform machinery for over 35 years, and offers one of the largest selections of used metalworking machinery in stock than you will find anywhere in the world. This collaboration was designed to better serve the requirements of an ever-growing and diverse customer base. For more information on this tube mill line please contact Universal Tube at (419) 872-2364.
Complete specifications of this line can be view at: utubeonline.com/product/3462/.