Formtek Adds Automation to Manufacturing of Commercial Refrigerator Covers

Formtek Flex Fab Line from Formtek, Inc. on Vimeo. A manufacturer of commercial refrigerator equipment recently chose Formtek as their supplier for the automated production of refrigerator and freezer cases.  Previously, the Formtek Maine division had provided installation of a CTL line...

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New Yoder Tube Mills offered by Universal Tube & Roll Form

Yoder, a member of the Formtek Group, is pleased to announce that their tube mills will be available from Universal Tube of Perrysburg, Ohio, USA.  Universal Tube will offer the 3.125” (80 mm)  OD Mill, which covers the common size...

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Comparing Rotary Shear with Flying Die Shear for Stud lines

Hill Engineering/Formtek Inc. has designed and built both rotary punching machine systems and flying die machine systems in roll forming machine lines for over 60 years. From this extensive experience we have found that the most efficient way of...

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Comparing Rotary to Flying Die Punching for Stud Lines

For over 60 years Hill Engineering/Formtek Inc. has designed and built both rotary punching machines and flying die punching machines for roll forming lines. From this extensive experience we have found that the most efficient way of running a...

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Comparing Rotary Pre-shear to Flying Die Post-cutoff Systems for Stud Lines

Hill Engineering/Formtek Inc. has designed and built rotary punching machine systems, rotary shear machine systems and flying die punching and cutoff machine systems in roll forming machine lines for over 60 years. It is our experience that when you...

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Comparing Rotary Punching to Stamping Systems

Rotary punching is a unique method used to punch holes, shapes, louvers, etc. in ferrous and non-ferrous materials at high speeds. There are definitely conditions that are ideal for rotary hole punching machines to be used, and there are conditions...

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Formtek Supplies New Product for the Roofing Industry

  To fill an observed need in the roofing industry, Formtek Group Inc. is now manufacturing a w-valley die for rotorized vendors.  This tool forms a w-style valley that is used primarily in asphalt shingle roofing but can be used...

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Diversified Manufacturer of Steel Components Adds Product Line with Accessory System from Formtek

A Colombian diversified manufacturer of steel components recently purchased a B&K Accessory System from Formtek. This system is tooled up with angles and furring channels which can be made in different sizes and gauges. These channels are used to...

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Individual Shaft Driven Tube Mill Gear Trains – Part 2

A new era of drive train design has arrived.  One that is cost effective and offers the most flexibility within the tube mill system.  Individual shaft drive systems which utilize two (2) AC motors; each coupled to their respective...

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Individual Shaft Driven Tube Mill Gear Trains – Part 1

DRIVING THE FUTURE OF EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND OPERATION For many years, tube and pipe mills have utilized “group” drive gear trains.  This was the most economical method for providing power to drive the roll shafts of your tube or pipe...

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