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Aug 31, 2017

Rafter Featured in Global Business North America Magazine

2019-03-09T12:57:10-05:00August 31st, 2017|Company News|

​Strongsville, Ohio, USA, August 31, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has been featured in the August 2017 edition of Global Business North America magazine as part 8 of a multi-part series highlighting "Domestic Manufacturing: Made in America" companies. The company was chosen for the article because it remains one of the last tube and pipe mill equipment manufacturers in the United States. The articles goes through the history of the company as [...]

Aug 25, 2017

​Rafter Completes Weld Boxes and Trimmer for Welded Profiles

2020-01-02T15:51:22-05:00August 25th, 2017|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Retrofit, Rollforming, Weld Squeeze Box, Weld Upset Equipment|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, August 25, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has completed an order for three (3) RT-3000 and one (1) RT-2500 HFI weld squeeze boxes and one (1) RT-3000 heavy-duty, single-tool weld bead upset trimmer. The equipment will be used for the production of direct-formed HSLA welded profiles for the automotive industry. Rafter was chosen for this project because of the company's strong reputation for provid [...]

Aug 24, 2017

World-Class Roll Forming Workshop

2020-01-02T15:51:38-05:00August 24th, 2017|Company News, Event, Rollforming|

Designed with smaller workshop sessions for more interaction, World-Class features roll forming experts who are committed to answering your questions, providing solutions to your problems, and giving insights that will help you improve your operation. Rafter Equipment's VP of Sales and Marketing, Mark Prasek, will be giving be giving a presentation on the 3 most common welding methods commonly employed for the production of welded profiles. Click Here for More Information [...]

Jul 26, 2017

Rafter Adds Two More CNC Machining Centers

2019-03-09T12:53:33-05:00July 26th, 2017|Company News|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, July 26, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has added two (2) CNC machining centers to meet the current manufacturing demands. The identical Haas VF Series vertical machining centers were purchased to expand the company's in-house manufacturing capabilities which, in turn, helps maintain both high-quality and on-time delivery. Each machine includes added 4th axis machining capability. The new machines represent the third and forth machine additions in the last ten [...]

Apr 7, 2017

Rafter Expands Manufacturing Capability … Again

2019-03-09T12:52:17-05:00April 7th, 2017|Company News|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, April 7, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has once again expanded its in-house manufacturing capabilities with the addition of another CNC machining center. The new machine is a Mazak 5-axis lathe which is larger than the previous 5-axis lathe commissioned just four months ago. This machine continues with the company's "One & Done" manufacturing philosophy that strives to reduce machine setup and operator handling times.​In addition, the expansion furt [...]

Feb 27, 2017

Rafter Upgrades Yoder QVW-250 Tube Mill [UPDATE 2]

2019-03-09T12:51:06-05:00February 27th, 2017|Company News|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 27, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a new RT-2000S strip entry table, HFI weld squeeze box, and double-sided turkshead straightener to a North American tube producer. The equipment will replace equipment on a Yoder Manufacturing QVW-250 tube mill that was not robust enough for the tubular products being produced.  RT-2000S Strip Entry Table RT-2000S HFI Weld Squeeze Box (3-Roll) [...]

Feb 2, 2017

Rafter Ships RT-2500 Tandem Weld Upset Bead Trimmer

2019-03-09T12:47:31-05:00February 2nd, 2017|Company News|

Rafter RT-2500 Tandem HFI Weld Upset Bead Trimmer ​Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 3, 2017 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped an RT-2500 Tandem HFI Weld Bead Upset Trimmer to a major North American custom roll form parts producer. The equipment includes a cam actuated quick-lift feature to raise and lower the trimming tool automatically when the mill stops or manually when a coil end joint passes underneath. The use of a cam motion locks the tool in the down position [...]

Dec 16, 2016

Rafter Receives Order for New Mill-Flip® Quick-Change Mill

2019-03-09T12:44:52-05:00December 16th, 2016|Company News|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, December 16, 2016 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has received an order for a new RT-2000S HFI tube mill that will incorporate the company's patented Mill-Flip® quick-change technology. The mill will be built for a North American tube producer who requires multiple changeovers per week in order to achieve better just-in-time production. The mill is expected to be operational by the 4th quarter 2017.  [...]

Dec 2, 2016

Rafter Ships RT-3000 Turkshead for Step-Beam Profiles

2019-03-09T12:43:06-05:00December 2nd, 2016|Company News|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, December 2, 2016 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a RT-3000 double-sided turkshead straightener for the production of welded step-beams profiles used for the manufacture of industrial pallet storage racks and shelving. It is sized to run common step-beam sizes from 4" to 6-1/2" (102 to 165 mm) tall. Rafter RT-3000 Double-Sided Turkshead Straightener [...]