The Yoder name is synonymous with the production of single wall fuel line tubing, worldwide. For the last 60 years, Yoder has developed and continually refined their Cold Reducing Tube Mill technology for small diameter tubing. The Yoder W-15-S Cold Reducing Tube Mill System welds a tube up to 1.25” (31.8 mm) diameter and can produce finished diameter down to 3/16” (4.76 mm) diameter. Wall thicknesses range from 0.020 to 0.040” (0.05 to 1.0 mm) but applications up to 0.060” (1.5 mm) have also be done. Typically the Cold Reducing Tube Mill is setup with a multi-station recoiling system for continuous recoiling of the tubing, but an inline cutoff for producing straight lengths can be included as well.
As the design and manufacture of automobiles has evolved, several elements of vehicles utilize welded metal tubing for safety and performance, including fuel lines, crash beams, and exhaust.
For the production of crash beams, bumpers and frame components, there are a few methods in conjunction with the tube manufacturing: notching, hybrid welding and heat treating, which Yoder can integrate. The Yoder WH-series tube mills are application tested to deliver the high strength, performance focused tubing required for these structural safety elements.
For Exhaust tubing, the products are typically a large diameter, light wall thickness, high D/t ratio. For the manufacture of such tubing, Yoder’s experience in tooling design and the precision tube making machines combine to insure the exacting tolerances required for producing exhaust and emission controls tubing.