Nov 1, 2019

Rafter Ships RT-3000 Direct-Weld Mill Accessories

2020-01-02T16:47:28-05:00November 1st, 2019|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Retrofit, Rollforming, Turkshead Straightener, Uncategorized, Weld Squeeze Box, Weld Upset Equipment|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, November 1, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has completed an order for a RT-3000 HFI Weld Squeeze Box (4-Roll), a RT-3000 Heavy-Duty Single-Tool Weld Upset Bead Trimmer and a RT-3000 Double-Sided Turkshead Straightener for major North American custom roll formed profile supplier. The equipment will be used for the production of direct-formed and [...]

Feb 18, 2019

Rafter Ships RT-4000 HFI Weld Box

2020-01-02T14:30:19-05:00February 18th, 2019|Company News, HFI Welding, Weld Squeeze Box|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 18, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped an RT-4000 HFI weld squeeze box to a major North American DOM tube producer. The new 4-roll design continues with the company's preference for "dead spindle" weld roll shafts whereby the bearings are pressed within the roll tools. This unit [...]

Feb 1, 2019

Rafter Ships RT-2000L 2-Roll HFI Weld Box

2020-01-02T15:47:16-05:00February 1st, 2019|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Retrofit, Tube & Pipe Mills, Weld Squeeze Box|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 1, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a RT-2000L ​2-roll HFI weld squeeze box to a North American tube producer. The weld box is a retrofit to an existing Yoder M-1-1/2 tube mill that is being converted from ERW to HFI welding. The product mix on this mill is perfect for a simple 2-roll solution.   RT-2000L HFI Weld Squeeze Box (2-Roll) [...]

Jan 22, 2019

Rafter Ships High-Speed HSS Tube Mill

2020-01-02T15:44:37-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Tube & Pipe Mills|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, January 22, 2019 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a ​RT-3000S/3500S high-speed HSS tube mill to a major North American tube producer. The mill is capable of making 2-1/2" square x 0.250" wall HSS tube at 400 FPM and lighter gauges up to 600 FPM. The mill is rafted for quick-changeover and includes an automatic universal drive shaft handling system. The reshaping section includes heavy-duty RT-3500S driven and idle side roll stands. A double-sided tu [...]

Nov 11, 2018

Rafter RT-2500S 2-Roll HFI Weld Box Retrofit

2020-01-02T15:47:39-05:00November 11th, 2018|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Retrofit, Tube & Pipe Mills, Weld Squeeze Box|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, November 11, 2018 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has supplied a retrofit ​RT-2500S 2-roll HFI weld squeeze box to a major North American mechanical tubing producer. A new design was required to replace an inadequate 2-roll design from another supplier while still utilizing the existing roll tooling. The weld box is sized for up to 4.500" OD x 0.160" wall HSLA tube. It is significantly more robust than the unit it replaced. Operator feedback on the new unit ha [...]

Mar 30, 2018

Rafter Ships RT-3000 HFI Weld Bead Trimmer/Winder Combo

2020-01-02T15:48:46-05:00March 30th, 2018|Company News, HFI Welding, New Equipment, Retrofit, Weld Upset Equipment|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, March 30, 2018 – Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped an RT-3000 Single-Tool HFI Weld Bead Upset Trimmer with Bead Winder to a 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 mechanically. It also returns [...]

Feb 5, 2018

Rafter 3-Roll HFI Weld Boxes Continue to Please

2020-01-02T15:49:25-05:00February 5th, 2018|Company News, HFI Welding, Retrofit, Tube & Pipe Mills, Weld Squeeze Box|

Strongsville, Ohio, USA, February 5, 2018 – Rafter Equipment Corporation continues to please customers with the company's robust 3-roll HFI weld squeeze boxes. The unique heavy-duty design has successfully replaced scroll-chuck and other various designs because of its ability to handle both heavier wall thickness and/or high strength, low alloy (HSLA) steels.  In this design, all operat [...]

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 [...]