Roll-Kraft offers new tube mill setup video series

14 September 2018

Roll-Kraft is pleased to announce a new 14-video series covering all phases of tube mill setup.  The company is an internationally known supplier of roll tooling to tube and pipe and roll forming manufacturers and is the industry leader in providing mill setup and operation education.

Roll-Kraft hosts annual tube and pipe and roll forming training seminars that have been attended by hundreds of professionals through the years.  This new 14-video series is accessible for viewing on an easy-to-use video player on the Roll-Kraft website.  It is a synthesis of teachings offered at the seminars, and provides step-by-step instruction in all 14 phases of the tube mill setup process.  The topics include:

Presetting Side Roll Passes
Pregapping the Breakdown Rolls 
Tapering the End of the Strip
Centering the Strip in the 1st Breakdown
Threading the Breakdown and Fin Section
Threading through the Coolant System and Sizing
Validating Driven Breakdown Passes with Solder
Using the Setup Chart
Setting the Side Pass Stands and Breakdown Section
Setting the Fin Section
Verifying Parallelism of Driven Passes
Checking Weld Size
Setting the Sizing Section
Conclusion – Tube Mill Running Smoothly

The videos are presented by Robert A. Sladky, Vice President of Tube Mill Engineering at Roll-Kraft. Sladky has been associated with Roll-Kraft for more than 30 years and has spent 49 years working in the tube and pipe industry.  All processes and procedures in the videos demonstrate tested practices that have been documented as successful over the years and are currently used throughout the industry. 

In addition to the video series, regional training seminars, and events, Roll-Kraft also offers on-site  tube and pipe and roll forming training programs at the customer’s location.  Conducting an on-site training program allows the instructors to focus on the mills as they are currently operating, with tooling and staff, and allows interaction with everyday issues and experiences.  It is a convenient way to train the operators and staff in-house and provide customized guidance for specific situations.