When BethNova’s world-class mechanical steel tubing operation was asked to fill an urgent order for a high-profile customer in the automotive industry, Cardinal helped get the job done. Cardinal’s ability to grasp the situation quickly enabled the company to complete Phase One of the installation well ahead of schedule.
BethNova called on Cardinal again during Phase Two of the operation. This time it was to install a state-of-the-art, in-line tube, end-finishing system. Pinpoint accuracy was necessary in aligning the mill, but given the time constraints, failure wasn’t an option. Once again, Cardinal recognized the need and delivered.
Cardinal installed this custom-built,fully-automated tube mill that serves as feedstock for Ford Motor Company's SUV and truck frames that are based on the hydroforming process.
This turnkey installation project required optical alignment of critical mill components to optimize throughput and tube diameter variations.