Universal Tube & Rollform, Kent Corporation, Yoder of the Formtek Group and Universal Controls Group (UCG) have joined forces to offer tube producers a rafted 3.125″ (80 mm) new tube mill line. The tube mill will be built at Formtek’s facility in Cleveland and integrated with new line electrics by UCG. This line also includes a new Kent entry system, a new welder out of Universal Tube and a new high-speed flying cut-off from of UCG.

Kent Entry System:

New entry equipment supplied by Kent includes a 10,000 lb. double uncoiler, shear & end welder and their widely popular horizontal accumulator.
New Kent Strip AccumulatorNew Kent Shear and End Welder

Yoder Tube Mill:

Driven Spindle Diameter: 2.5″ (63.5 mm)
Tube Diameter Range: 1″ (25 mm) – 3.125″ (80 mm)
Wall Thickness Range: .032″ (.8 mm) – .134″ (3.4 mm)
Maximum Shapes Wall Thickness: .120″ (3.0 mm)
Welding Speed: 65 – 300 FPM (20 – 90 MPM)
New Yoder Tube Mill

Forming Mill:
Entry Guide Roll
(4) Driven Breakdown Stands with Single Point Adjustment
(3) Driven Fin Stands with Single Point Adjustment
(7) Idle Side Roll Units

Sizing Mill:
(4) Driven Sizing Stands with Single Point Adjustment
(4) Idle Side Roll Stands
8-Roll Turkshead Unit

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.

New Tube Mill Welder

Welding Section:

In the welding section is a new 300 KW high frequency solid state San Feng welder from Universal Tube & Rollform. The high frequency welder is equipped with a main transformer, heat exchanger, output cabinet, rectifier cabinet and operator cabinet. Also included in the welding section is a 3-Roll Weld Pressure, Double Bead Scarf Remover, Ironing Roll Stand and 20′ Coolant Zone.

Drive Section:

UCG will supply a state of the art new 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.

Forming Motor: 75 HP/56 KW AC Motor
Fin Motor: 75 HP/56 KW AC Motor
Sizing Motor: 100 HP/75 KW AC Motor

New Tube and Pipe Cut-Off

High-Speed Flying Cut-Off:

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 this November. Stop by our booth for a preview.

This tube mill line is available for sale from Universal Tube of Perrysburg, Ohio, USA. We have been a world-wide supplier of new and used tube mills, pipe mills and rollform machinery for over 35 years, and we offer 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 us at (419) 872-2364 or you can request a quote here.

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation
26202 Glenwood Rd. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 USA
(419) 872-2364