Rafter Replaces Raft Set on Competitor's Mill
PUBLISHED: 26 Apr 11
Rafter Equipment Corporation has successfully replaced a raft set on a competitor's tube mill
Rafter Equipment Corporation has successfully replaced a raft set on a competitor's tube mill.
The customer came to us looking to replace the original rafts (both primary and spare sets) because they were no longer able to make quality tubing consistently and efficiently. The project was complicated by the use of a custom raft exchange system and the lack of any engineering details. Rafter had to rely mainly on measurements obtained on-site.
In addition to replacing the rafts, the customer decided to remove the original "third-stand" style drive shaft disconnect system and original automatic top-shaft positioning system – both of which failed to live up to expectations.
Rafter assisted with this conversion by supplying new universal drive shafts with quick-disconnect couplings.
We are happy to report the customer installed the new raft sets over a weekend shutdown and was back in production on Monday morning.
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