L&R Industries, Inc. Chooses a Thermatool HF Welder and Alpha High Speed Cutoff to Increase Efficiency and Capacity | Thermatool Corp.
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L&R Industries, Inc. Chooses a Thermatool HF Welder and Alpha High Speed Cutoff to Increase Efficiency and Capacity

January 1st, 2020

L&R Industries, Inc. (“L&R”), a Midwest leader in steel fabrication, has selected Thermatool again, as their equipment supplier for a new mill in their mechanical steel tube division located in Mountain Grove, MO. L&R chose Thermatool equipment because of its industry-leading combination of technology, speed, and accuracy along with Thermatool’s ability to customize its solutions to L&R’s complex needs.

Thermatool provided a 300 kW CFI High Frequency Welder and a new Alpha Mach 2 High Speed Flying Shear Cutoff to L&R, which were both installed in late 2019. Thermatool also installed a non-contact laser velocimeter for L&R – a new option for the Alpha Cutoff that offers 1 millimeter (or less) in cut length accuracy. L&R has experienced such accurate product cut lengths that no second or third handling of the final product has been required – significantly improving quality control of products produced. Tube ready to ship right off the mill, a hallmark of Alpha cutoff value.

In addition, L&R opted for Thermatool’s ThermaView™ product, which is an advanced diagnostic software package that allows for industry-leading control and feedback of the HF Weld power settings of the CFI Welder, enabling L&R to service demanding customers with quick turnarounds and with reliable repeatability.

“We chose Thermatool products because we found them to be the most competitive in both lowering costs and leveraging efficiency,” said Kurt Windsor, Plant Manager at L&R Industries, Inc. “The products we chose sped up our production by 30% and allowed for direct shipping to customers, which saves us time and operating costs while reducing scrap.”

With over 60 years of experience in the tube and pipe industry, Thermatool offers an unmatched line of HF welding, heating and cutting equipment in addition to the world’s leading service and support. Increasingly, mills are turning to Thermatool for their proven performance using the latest technology for applications that meet each tube mill’s individual needs. Any mill worldwide can take advantage of Thermatool’s product knowledge and track record to lower the costs of production, reduce delivery time, and stay strong in a competitive industry.

“We value our relationship with L&R and we are glad to have helped them improve their production rates and reduce their scrap and lead times,” said Chris Murray, Sales Manager at Thermatool Corp. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with them and building upon the successes we have accomplished together.”

To find out more information about how Thermatool can service your needs, please contact us at 1.203.468.4100 or info@thermatool.com.

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