Yoder Solutions for the Metal Building Products Manufacturing Industry

Yoder Solutions for Metal Building Products Manufacturers

As one of the world’s most recognizable manufacturers of metal forming and fabricating solutions, the metal building products industry has come to rely on Yoder’s experience in designing and manufacturing of equipment, tooling, and systems for metal forming and fabrication and tube and pipe solutions critical to their business. Yoder can provide custom or standard metal forming solutions that increase the production capacity and efficiency of your business through integrated, streamlined processes and highly-automated, faster machines.

Forming and Fabrication for Metal Building Products

Strut framing channels are used as a common solution for general industrial framing needs including installation of electrical and mechanical supports, utilities, and air handling duct. Due to the versatility of applications and uses, there is a range of strut sizes, material thickness, hole patterns, and profile features that may be required. Over the years, Yoder has developed a robust machine and tooling package for producing strut framing channels that support regional manufacturers and high production OEM producers. The combination strut tooling design that Yoder has perfected enables customers to have a single installation that covers the entire product range with only partial tooling set changeover when switching products. This tooling design helps customers to produce channels in smaller production quantities with faster changeover and less setup scrap so they do not need to maintain large inventories of odd strut sizes.

With the latest development in strut roll forming design, Yoder now offers a tooling package that enables producers to run stainless steel strut and profiles up to 3¼” deep at the full line speed capability of their roll forming machinery. With other strut tooling suppliers, their outdated designs limit production speed, particularly on these stainless and taller sections, due to material galling and marking. Yoder has solved this problem with our unique approach to forming the strut cross section.

Similar to the strut roll forming solutions, Yoder has developed several tooling and machinery packages for producing high-quality side rail and rung components for fabrication of cable trays, ladders, wire management products, and a large array of other mechanical and electrical supports. Yoder’s systems may be high speed, inline notching, embossing, and stenciling, or for the custom fabricators, cutting or feeding plain blanks for future, offline processing. As the worldwide markets require different levels of automation and inline processing, Yoder roll forming solutions can be tailored to each customer’s needs.

Whether it’s roll-up garage doors or a drop ceiling grid, Yoder has the right roll forming solution for the application. Our experts have the skills and processing methodologies to inform our customers of the best solutions from our wide

range of high-quality roll forming solutions for manufacturing their metal building products. Standard roll forming equipment is available; however, Yoder’s machinery can also be designed and built with other shaft diameters, roll space, and number of forming passes, depending on the specific construction application required. Coiled or sheet, flat strip metal is formed when passed through a series of paired rolls to progressively form the desired product profile. Pre-notching, post-notching, embossing, cutting to length, and several other engineered features can be incorporated into the automatic operation of the roll forming process. Trust Yoder and its roll forming experience to create the perfect metal forming and fabrication solution to manufacture your next construction related product.

Yoder Tube and Pipe Solutions for Metal Building Products

Yoder’s application engineering team can help select the appropriate machinery solution for your metal building product application, considering the materials, sizes, and production needs to fit your business. Yoder provides a range of tube and pipe solutions to fit the various metal building product applications with complete mills, individual machines, mill accessories, and tooling, as well as consulting, engineering studies, and retrofits to existing installations.

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 covers a huge 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. As required by the application for welding the tube or pipe, Yoder can provide mills with high-frequency induction or contact welders, DC & AC Square Wave Welding (ERW), TIG, and laser.

Once a building structure is in place, the next layer of tubing products is utilized for electrical conduit. As the industry leader in ERW Square Wave welding technology coupled with the M-, QVW-, or WH-series tube mills, Yoder can provide tube mills that cover the entire range of conduit sizes up to 6″ (152 mm) OD. The Yoder Square Wave welder can weld small diameter conduit at high speeds where other welding methods are limited by saturation of those sizes. Yoder has installed conduit mills that run up to 1200 FPM (365 m/min), so productivity for the largest manufacturers is no problem. For those investigating the production of electrical conduit, one may also consider roll forming strut framing channel and cable tray 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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