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S-54 with AFT Automatic Feed Table

Collar sizes
: 6–54 mm
Run tube sizes: 8–108 mm
Pipe material: Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Copper / Nickel, Stainless steel, Steel
Machine type: Industrial machines
Process: Collaring

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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 6–54 mm automatically.

Using a touch-screen for input, the T-DRILL 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 Interface when needed.

The standard lengths for automatic feed tables are for maximum tubes of 1500 mm, 2500 mm 3500 mm and 4500 mm 6000 mm, 8000 mm. Other lengths are available on request.

  • The run tube diameter for each table lengths is 8(10)–108 mm
  • Collaring range 6–54 mm (copper and aluminium)
  • Collaring range 10–54 mm (mild and stainless steel)
  • Minimum tube length 50 mm

In the videos below there is a special version of AFT with two S-54 collaring units – T-DRILL S-54 Double Head 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 changes 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 8 mm in diameter spaced 100 mm apart in a copper manifold 1500 mm in length.


Typical use for the new 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.

S-54 with 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 mmØ10–54 mmØ10–54 mm
Diameter of run tubeØ8–108 mmØ10–108 mmØ10–108 mm
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 consumption12,5 gal/min12,5 gal/min12,5 gal/min
Fuse3 x 16 - 25 (min - max)3 x 16 - 25 (min - max)3 x 16 - 25 (min - max)
Weight200 kg200 kg200 kg
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 8–108 mm

Min. length of the tube to be collared
50 mm

Max length of the tube to be collared
1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, 6000 or 8000 mm
Positioning tolerance between two consecutive collars
+/- 0.25 mm
Connected power
0.6 kW

Air consumption 65 l/min
Dimensions of the unit (AFT 2500) + S-54

2930 x 6710 x 2300 mm (L x W x H)

Weight (AFT 2500)

400 kg

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

S-54 with AFT Automatic Feed Table


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