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FD Machinery Receives Contract to Upgrade ERW Tube Mill Drive Train

Cleveland, OH, May 08, 2017 --( FD Machinery recently received an order to replace the existing drivetrain on a Yoder HF ERW tube mill. The existing drivetrain is worn and undersized for the heavy wall HSLA tubing the customer produces. FD’s drivetrain will use gearboxes with spiral-bevel gears as opposed to worm gears. The spiral-bevel gearboxes have a higher efficiency rating, can handle more torque, and will last three to four times longer than those they are replacing. A major benefit of the new drivetrain is the gearboxes use a sump-bath lubrication system, eliminating the need for a re-circulation oil cooling system. This will reduce maintenance and operating expense. The drivetrain is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter.

FD Machinery is committed to being one of the world’s premier tube and pipe mill manufacturers. Whether you are making mechanical, structural, ornamental, LSAW, or API Tube/Pipe, FD has the right equipment for you. FD's mills produce tube and pipe ranging from 3/8” to 24” OD with walls up to .787”. In addition to traditional mills, FD Machinery maufactures direct forming square and rectangular mills with size ranges from 2”x2” to 5”x5” up to mills that produce 20”x20” squares. FD Machinery's complete product line includes slitters, entry equipment, cut-offs, automated bundlers, hydro testers, seam annealers, and end finishing equipment. FD offers various levels of automation to increase productivity and reduce conversion costs.

FD Machinery, Cleveland, Ohio: 216-536-1433
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