Metal Forming and Tube and Pipe Systems and Solutions
But Yoder is more than our machinery — the knowledge and expertise of our team and the support we provide our customers (before and long after the sale) is what sets us apart. From spare parts to service and training to rebuilds and retrofits for legacy systems, our team is there for our customers every step of the way.
With over 100 years in the industry, Yoder has a rich and storied history steeped in tradition and innovation.
In 1910, Carl M. Yoder, a draftsman of a Cleveland-area sheet metal company, developed the first continuous cold roll forming machine for the production of automotive mud strips – the Yoder Y-70 Mud Strip Forming Machine. Shortly thereafter, Strip Wiring Machines and Beaders were introduced to enhance the production of mud strips. In those early years, Yoder also introduced the Crown Fender Rolling Machine to form automotive crown fenders, the Rotary Shear for serpentine cutting of sheet metal patterns and designs, and the Power Hammer to form large automotive body parts, such as fenders.
Yoder introduces the first commercially available resistance weld tube mill. In this decade, Yoder also patented the electric tube welder and was the first to manufacture a 26″ diameter continuous weld pipe mill.
Yoder introduces the M-Style gear head, which is still an industry standard and the first washer/dryer tube beading machine for the appliance industry. During this decade, Yoder also delivered 140 welded seam tube mills in a 12-year period.
Yoder also was the first roll forming system used to prove feasibility of manufacturing structural beams in outer space. Lastly, Yoder delivered a system to roll form aircraft structures that varied in thickness from 0.026″ to 0.163″ within each piece length.
This decade also saw Yoder become the first to successfully put into production a commercial tube mill for the production of a 2″ OD x 0.008″ wall tube. Yoder also developed for General Motors an in-line system to roll form, sweep, and cut off front and rear bumper bars and brackets, including pre-piercing of mounting and locating holes.
Yoder also introduced the heavy-duty panel machine for roll forming structural-type sections of variable width without changing roll tooling and delivered an automatically adjusting, computer controlled cage forming section for the production of 16″ OD pipe.
Yoder also designed large diameter pipe cage forming sections (i.e., 20″ or larger) for IPSCO (Canada), Pusan Steel Pipe (Korea), and Hall Longmore (South Africa) and introduced a patented, cylinder-actuated, under-driven pneumatic pre-notch and cutoff press (available from 5 to 30 tons).
Additionally, Yoder delivered the first two North American automotive passenger-side airbag tube mills. These mills produced perforated tubes that were cut-to-length without any deformation of the tube ends.
In this decade, Yoder also became the North American sales, service, and spare parts representative for French maker, SAF, for Tricathode TIG and plasma welding systems.
Yoder also introduced the first Powered Vertical Roll (PVR) stand for use when roll forming tall, narrow sections. This stand the part to be more easily driven through the mill.
Lastly, Yoder introduced the re-designed WH-series roll stand with new Single-Point Adjustment feature.
Yoder also licensed their Cage Mill technology to Milltech, to expand the worldwide adoption of Yoder’s industry leading welded Pipe forming technology.
For over 100 years, the most respected names across multiple industries all over the world have relied onYoder roll forming machines and systems for their manufacturing processes. And the reason is simple — from our standard machines to our customized systems that are designed and built for your specific application, Yoder solutions can save you money while producing a better product. We also offers a full line of cutoff presses including heavy-duty mechanical presses and our patented Air Press. Learn More
Tube & Pipe Mills
Yoder has long been recognized as one of the earlier pioneers in the welded seam tube mill business. Yoder offers multiple standard tube mills for common product sizes. In addition to the standard machines, Yoder also offers specialized equipment that includes a wide diameter range of metal tubes and pipes; from the 3/16″ (4.76mm) O.D. cold stretch reducing mills to the 28″ OD cage mills. Learn more
Flexible Fabrication Solutions
Yoder’s state-of-the-art flexible fabrication equipment, tooling, and systems increase production capacity and operation efficiency through integrated and streamlined processes, increased automation, and faster equipment. Whether from coil or sheet, Yoder’s flexible fabrication systems can include wing benders, post notching punch systems, walking beam systems, transfer conveyors, hard automation, and more to produce finished parts that are ready for assembly. Learn more
Yoder roll forming, flexible fabrication, and tube and pipe mill solutions have been installed by leading brands throughout the world across various industries from aerospace to automotive to industrial manufacturing to HVAC and much more. Across any industry and any application, our machines and systems are designed and built to deliver the best results while improving your operational efficiencies.
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