5. Tanks are formed in this press. U.S. Radiator has dies to make tanks for virtually any application.
6. This is a small sample of the brass and aluminum tanks kept on hand. Note the edges have not been trimmed and the connector and cap locations will be established for the specific application.
7. The core assembly process begins with the fins and tubes in a fixture and the installation of the headers.
8. As each header is put in place a special roller is used to make sure the openings in the ends of all the tubes are uniform.
9. Assembled cores are sent on a conveyor through an oven where the solder on the tubes melts securing them to the fins.
10. Out the other side of the oven come the nearly completed cores.
11. After the cores have cooled sufficiently the headers are dipped in solder to permanently attach the tubes.
12. Here is a selection of completed cores. Note the difference in the width of and shape of the headers.
13. These cores await the installation of the side straps and tanks; then they are off to customers.
14. This is one of the baffles used in the Triplepass option (this tank is for an aluminum radiator). Baffles are strategically placed to force coolant through the core three times.