S-54 AFT Automatic Feed Table

Collar sizes
: 6–54 mm / ¼” – 2⅛”
Run tube sizes: 8–108 mm / / 5⁄16” – 4 1⁄8”
Pipe material: Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Copper / Nickel, Stainless steel, Steel
Machine type: Industrial machines
Process: Tee forming

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 S-54 Collaring Machine with Automatic Feed Table

S-54 Collaring machine with Automatic Feed Table (AFT) provides a collaring solution for making collars (manifolds, headers) within range ¼” – 2⅛”automatically.

Using a touch-screen for input, the T-DRILL ProUser Interface provides on screen prompts to guide the operator through the programming process.

Up to 300 different programs can be stored with each program containing as many as 300 steps. They can be stored as templates to be modified later or completely re-written. These programs can include steps to allow the operator to perform actions on the part not related to the T-DRILL process and then continue. Programs can be written, edited and stored on external workstations and moved to the T-DRILL ProUser Interface when needed.

The standard lengths for automatic feed tables are for maximum tubes of 59”, 95” and 118”. Other lengths are available on request.

  • The run tube diameter for each table lengths is 5/16” – 4⅛”
  • Collaring range ¼” – 2⅛” (copper and aluminum)
  • Collaring range ⅜” – 2⅛” (mild and stainless steel)
  • Minimum tube length 2”

Typical use for the S-54 with AFT can be found from Air-conditioning, floor-heating and solar panel manifold applications. T-DRILL Collaring method dramatically improves quality of tube joints. It also makes brazing operation easy to carry out since collar fastens the branch tube to correct position – thus allowing brazing without other fixtures.

In the below video there is a version with two S-54 collaring units in one AFT.

Working cycle
  1. The tube is fastened to the tube carriage
  2. A suitable collaring program is selected from the NC controls
  3. Automatic cycle is started
  4. When all collars are done, head stock moves back to the loading position
  5. Operator change the tube and repeat the program by starting NC-cycle or select a new program

Cycle time depends on number and size of collars as well as material used. As an example, it will take 65 seconds to produce 10 outlets 5/16” in diameter spaced 4” apart in a copper manifold 60” in length.

S-54 AFT Automatic Feed Table

Technical information of S-54
S-54Collaring of Copper, Aluminium and BrassCollaring of SteelCollaring of Stainless Steel
Supply voltage200-240 V / 50 Hz /60 Hz, 3-phase
400-480 V / 50 Hz /60 Hz, 3-phase
Collaring rangeØ6–54 mm / / 1⁄4” - 2 1⁄8”Ø10–54 mm / / 3⁄8” - 2 1⁄8”Ø10–54 mm / 3⁄8” - 2 1⁄8”
Diameter of run tubeØ8–108 mm / 5⁄16” - 4 1⁄8”Ø10–108 mm / 3⁄8” - 4 1⁄8”Ø10–108 mm / 3⁄8” - 4 1⁄8”
Spindle speed190–1000 rpm150–1050 rpm60–890 rpm
Rated power3 kW3 kW3 kW
Compressed air supply6 bar / 90 psi6 bar / 90 psi6 bar / 90 psi
Air consumption50 l/min / 1.765 ft³/min50 l/min / 1.765 ft³/min50 l/min / 1.765 ft³/min
Fuse3 x 16–63 (min – max)3 x 16–63 (min – max)3 x 16–63 (min – max)
Weight200 kg / 450 lbs200 kg / 450 lbs200 kg / 450 lbs
Dimensions of the unit930 x 280 x 1130 mm (DxWxH)930 x 280 x 1130 mm (DxWxH)930 x 280 x 1130 mm (DxWxH)
Noise level<70 dB(A)<70 dB(A)<70 dB(A)

Note! The values above are intended as a guide only.


Technical specification of AFT
Diameter of the tube to be collared
Ø 5/16 - 4⅛"

Min. length of the tube to be collared

Max length of the tube to be collared
59'', 95'', 118'' or 236"

Positioning tolerance between to consecutive collars
+/- 0.01''

Connected power
0.6 kW

Air consumption 14,8 gal/min

Dimensions of the unit (AFT 2500) + S-54

116''x260''x91'' (LxWxH)

Weight (AFT 2500)

992 lbs

Note! The values above are intended as a guide only.

S-54 AFT Automatic Feed Table


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