Yoder Solutions for Industrial Manufacturing

Yoder Solutions for Industrial Manufacturers

Yoder continues to lead in providing metal forming and fabricating solutions for industrial manufacturers around the world. Manufacturers understands the value that the Yoder brand name brings to the table in both value and quality. Yoder offers both standard and custom metal forming and fabrication solutions to fit needs unique to the industrial manufacturing industry. Yoder can design and build solutions for cored wire productions — both flux cored wire and alloy core injection wire. Flux-cored wire (FCW) is used in arc welding (FCAW) and performance surface treatments of steel (ie. hard facing). Alloy cored wire, commonly known as “injection rod,” is used in molten metal processing. With Yoder’s experience and understanding, we can create a metal forming solution to meet the unique requirements of each specific need and application.

Yoder Flux Cored Wire

Flux cored wire is produced with either a lap or butt seam to retain the flux material within the tube. Powdered flux is metered into the roll forming process, after which the tube is drawn down to the final wire diameter and recoiled, typically at speeds ranging from 200 to 500 FPM.  Yoder provides roll forming machinery and tooling that is integrated to the FCW production system. Previously, Yoder has partnered with Lamnea Bruk, Sweden, to supply the roll forming equipment and form tooling which is integrated into their FCW Production system. Depending on the frequency of product changes, the FCW machinery can be setup cantilevered for quick tooling changeover, or between housings, depending on the needs.

Driven: Yoder’s M-1 ½-S roll forming machine produces FCW product at high speed. The integral gear box and roll stand design makes for a compact, modular machine easily integrated to an FCW production system. This specialized version of the popular M-1 ½ includes additional features unique to the requirements of manufacturing flux cored wire.

Pull-Thru: Yoder’s QVW-150S pull-thru design, can be retrofitted to replace competitor’s forming machinery and has the benefit of common tooling sizes with the M-1 ½-S machine, adding flexibility into the production environment.

Yoder Alloy Cored Wire

For the molten metal treatment of iron, steel, and non-ferrous alloys, cored wire “injection rod” is used to adjust the balance of alloying elements at hot mills and foundries. Within the processing of forming cored wire, the alloys are introduced to the roll former as either a powder flux, much like the manufacture of weld wire, or a solid core. The alloy is metered into the roll forming machine. After the alloy is introduced, the thin metal “jacket” is roll formed around the alloy, mechanically closed with a lock seam, sized down to a finished diameter, then oscillate recoiled on a mandrel. In application, the finished cored wire product must be precision fed into the molten metal so the desired amount of alloy element(s) added. The jacket roll formed over the core serves as a carrier to transport the alloy into the molten material so it is not lost in the surface slag.

Yoder provides specialized roll forming machines and tooling, designed for alloy cored wire production. Like the flux cored wire solutions, both rafted and non-rafted systems are available, tailored to customers’ specific needs. Recently, Yoder has designed and built tooling that can accommodate both powder and solid alloy fed into the jacket. This development provides customers the flexibility of their manufacturing environment so they do not need to dedicate roll forming systems to separate products.

Yoder Solutions

Roll Forming

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

Integrated Systems From Formtek

As a part of the Formtek family of metal forming and fabricating solutions, Yoder systems can be seamlessly integrated with B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, and Winpro solutions to deliver optimal results for your operations.

Roll Forming & Flexible Fabrication Systems

Formtek can integrate multiple fabricating processes and systems from B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder to streamline and reduce the labor in your manufacturing operations. Whether it is flexible fabricating or roll formed products, Formtek can engineer and build a complete manufacturing system, from coil or sheet handling through finished product, for your application.

Consolidate Notching and Fastening Operations

The systems can be complex, involving multiple notching, bending and/or roll forming machines with welding, such as the production of office furniture wall partitions. Such systems may eliminate a dozen or more manual operations. Digital controls and batch production capabilities can allow the process to vary position and quantities of engineered features without setup time.

Eliminate Multiple Press Brake Operations

These integrated roll forming and flexible fabrication systems from Formtek can be as simple as manufacturing roof panels or shelves by hand feeding metal sheets into the roll former.

Engineered To Order

Each Formtek System is designed and manufactured to optimize the processing of your products.

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