Yoder to Supply Aluminum Tube Mill to Commonwealth Aluminium
Commonwealth Aluminum (Louisville, KY) has ordered a QVT-200 tube mill from Yoder Manufacturing (Cleveland, Ohio) for the production of welded-seam aluminum tube. The tube will range in size from ½" to 3" (12.7 to 76.2 mm) O.D. and will be used for a variety of applications including folding lawn furniture and medical walkers.
The line will utilize high-frequency induction welding and will be designed to operate at speeds up to 600 FPM (183 MPM). Included will be a special non-marking overhead strip accumulator or "looper", a complete mill coolant filtration/re-circulation system with cooling tower, and a high-speed AP-20LB pneumatic tube cutoff press.
The purchase of the mill is part of Commonwealth's continuing efforts to improve its tube making operations and will incorporate this new mill into its new ISO 9000 qualified facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina in the 3rd quarter of 2000.
Yoder was chosen for this project because of it's ability to meet the needs of the customer through practical engineering, expedient on-time delivery, and long-term support services.
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