Rotary end forming and tube cut-off machine for tube and pipe from 1.5″- 6.0″ diameter. Machine has capability for tube cut-off up to 5.0″. Our RFM-6 is leading the industry in tube cut-off technology and will deliver a fast chip-less cut after bend. The RFM-6 can handle the toughest materials such as titanium and inconel.

Proto-1’s RFM-6 End Form Applications:┬átrim and form, tube reducing, bending, swaging, slotting, hole punch, beading, knurl, flaring, notching, large bead, and norma ball.


  • Tube Diameter: 1.5″ -6.0″
  • Tube Wall: 0.020″ – 0.095″
  • Cycle Time: 4-13 seconds depending on end form and material type
  • Clamp Air Cylinders: (2) 6″ bore and 2″ stroke
  • Drawbar Air Cylinder: 6″ bore and 2″ stroke
  • Kickoff Air Cylinder: 2″ bore and 8″ stroke for ejecting scrap
  • Dimensions for Singlehead: 66.1″ length x 31.1″ width x 71.4″ height
  • Dimensions for Doublehead: 67.9″ length x 48.0″ width x 71.5″ height

Standard Features

  • Warranty: One year from date of purchase
  • Voltage: Standard (480v/60hz/3phase)
  • Operation: Pneumatics
  • Controls: Allen Bradley PLC
  • Operational Screen: Allen Bradley HMI Touchscreen
  • Paint Color: Proto-1 blue
  • Cycle Start: Foot pedal

Safety Features

  • Pneumatic lockout point
  • RF ID switch on hood to stop energy when opened
  • Lexan guard with interlock key
  • Electrical lockout point


  • Doublehead model available for different operations or sizes
  • Debur attachment for end finishing before/after process (singlehead only)
  • Cam attachment to allow machine to form tube from 1.5″ down to 5/8″
  • Exlar electric servo actuator for fast and precision adjustment
  • Machine available in hydraulic version if air consumption is a problem
  • UL or CUL certifications can be added for additional cost
  • Other power options are available and can be quoted
  • Custom control available upon request and can be quoted
  • Custom designed fixtures for tubing
  • Custom safety features available upon request
  • Custom paint available upon request