Contracting manufacturers, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers, require equipment to be versatile and supported for the long term, as the product needs may change, but existing equipment installation needs to support the next job that comes along. Yoder is by far the premier supplier of roll forming equipment to the contract manufacturing, based on the versatility of the machinery and aftermarket support of existing installations.
Roll Forming Machinery
The M-style (toggle) and QVW-style (universal driven) roll forming machines are the standard for the industry. These two styles of machines have the same adjustment range across equivalent sizes, giving contract roll formers the flexibility to move tooling between various machines as their production schedule requires. For the heavier duty applications, the WH-style forming stands may be considered. For cutoff and notching presses, Yoder offers pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical presses. The P-style mechanical presses and AP-style pneumatic presses for notching and flying cutoff operations are available in standard sizes to cover the needs of most roll forming applications. The hydraulic press solutions can cover the same size ranges of the mechanical and pneumatic presses but are also available in custom sizes to fit more specific applications, such as embossing or notch and form within the profile.
Yoder maintains three roll formers in stock, for testing and tryout of new tooling, modification of existing tooling, or prototyping parts for initial product verification. With nearly 10,000 custom roll tooling sets designed, Yoder has a depth of experience for complex profiles, and with the availability of test roll formers, tooling can be tested and verified before the customer receives the tooling.