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Heat exchangers with copper or aluminum hairpin tubes are a popular solution for HVAC systems. In-house tooling at Ajax, coupled with the company’s advanced manufacturing, provides our HVAC customers with a distinct value advantage.

This is a cutaway of a typical Ajax pierced and drawn extrusion. Note the much flatter, straighter walls and tall collar height.

Ajax extrusions create more surface area in contact with the hairpin tube, providing a better hydraulic or mechanical expansion process. This process benefits HVAC manufacturers who are looking to add years of life to their products.

Other Ajax advantages include:

  • The latest servo press technology from industry leader AIDA.
  • A fully-programmable, 30-ton LVD Strippit V-Series turret punch press that is ideal for HVAC applications.
  • State-of-the-art material selection and inventory system.
  • Increased capacity following two production footprint expansions in 2014.
  • Expanding on the company’s investments in workforce development.

Visit our Value Engineering page to learn more.

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