The Bradbury Group News

Heidtman Steel Products Purchases Bradbury Levelers

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Aug 3, 2017 10:53:24 AM

Heidtman Steel Products, Inc. and The Bradbury Co., Inc. are pleased to announce Heidtman Steel has purchased two 17-Roll Bradbury Auto-Selective™ Hydraulic Levelers. Each will be installed in Heidtman’s existing push/pull pickling lines in Butler, IN, and in Granite City, IL. Both will have the capability of leveling 0.250” down to 0.050” material thickness and feature state-of-the-art automation, including Bradbury’s Patented e•Drive® Technology.

 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Product Announcements

Nova Steel Purchases Two Athader Ultra High Strength Slitting Lines

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 2, 2017 8:29:08 AM

Athader, S.L., a company within The Bradbury Group, is pleased to announce Nova Steel has purchased two Athader Ultra High Strength Slitting Lines. 

The first line will be installed in the Nova Steel, LaSalle, QC, location with the capability of slitting .375” x 74” x 80,000# coils. The second line will be installed in the Nova Steel, Stoney Creek, ON, location and has the capability of slitting .280” x 74” x 80,000# coils - including a high-speed packaging line.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Product Announcements

Bradbury's eDrive® Levelers Featured in Modern Metals Magazine

Posted by Matt Werner on Jun 13, 2016 8:51:20 AM

The Bradbury Group was recently featured in Modern Metals Magazine with Aceros Tepotzotlán, who recently purchased a 3/4" X 96": Cut to Length Line with eDrive® Levelers. The article details Aceros Tepotzotlán's move to bring processing in house to produce steel plate with superior features. You can read the article by visiting their website here: http://www.modernmetals.com/item/13350-moving-markets.html 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing

Levelers Added to The Bradbury Group Trade-In Equipment List

Posted by Taylor Graber on Feb 11, 2016 9:19:34 AM

The following items have been added to our trade-in equipment list:

  • Bradbury 11 Roll 1-1/8" Leveler
  • Bradbury 11 Roll 7/8" Leveler

These types of levelers are typically used in standing seam or canopy panel lines to minimize oil canning in the flat pans by stretching the edges of the coil before roll forming. Both levelers were either serviced or rebuilt in 2011.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Used Equipment

3/4" X 96" Cut to Length Line and e-drive® Leveler installed in Mexico

Posted by Matt Werner on Jan 4, 2016 9:26:00 AM

The Bradbury Process Line Group recently completed commissioning of a new 3/4" X 96: Cut to Length Line at Aceros Tepotzotlan in Monclova Mexico. Their sister company, Aceros Dondisch, in Mexico city were the first company in Mexico to decide on the Bradbury e-drive® technology in 2008. This led to a market shift toward the Bradbury e-drive® system and today in Mexico alone there are 15 installations. 

For the Aceros Tepotzotlan line, as well as others in Mexico, it was decided to use the full strength of the Bradbury Group. The line itself is produced from our company Athader in Spain and the e-drive® levelers come from Bradbury USA. With this combination The Bradbury Group can offer the highest level of technology in the market today.  Click below to watch a short video of the line during commissioning, and how well it handles a 3/4" coil tailing out. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing

Alex D'Alfonso Promoted to Sales Director - Coil Processing Systems

Posted by Matt Werner on Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Alex D'Alfonso to Sales Director - Coil Processing Systems. With his knowledge of these systems and his past success, he will be responsible for sales related activity for cut-to-length lines, slitting, and leveling lines. He will be directing the Bradbury sales team for this industry and will also work with Harkaitz Luengo, Managing Director, Athader, to have input into the activities of the Athader sales team.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, People on the Move

Brownie Cox Featured in Modern Metals Magazine

Posted by Matt Werner on Sep 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Brownie Cox recently completed an interview with Modern Metals Magazine. He discussed training and maintenance on leveling lines. You can read the article by visiting their website here: http://www.modernmetals.com/item/12802-leveling-high-strength-steel.html

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing

Bradbury Welcomes Steve Baker to Global Coil Processing Sales Team

Posted by Matt Werner on Jun 12, 2015 2:32:27 PM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces the hiring of Steve Baker to the Group's coil processing and leveling team. Steve comes with a 20 year plus background in this industry. His experience involves cut-to-length lines, slitting lines, galvanizing and paint lines as well as push/pull pickle lines. His primary responsibilities include selling Bradbury and Athader CTL, leveling and slitting equipment in the USA and Canada. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, People on the Move

Bradbury Introduces Cut to Length Line with Rotary Shear and e•Drive® Leveler

Posted by Matt Werner on May 29, 2015 8:09:16 AM

The Bradbury Group introduces a 60” X .070” cut to length line featuring a Bradbury e•Drive® leveler and an Athader rotary shear operating at 300 FPM eliminating the need for a looping pit.  The line was also equipped with a recoiler giving the ability to rework secondary coils into leveled prime coils. Athader joined The Bradbury Group in 2012 which brought the latest technologically automated coil processing lines including: slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, packaging and strapping lines to enhance Bradbury’s offering of metal processing equipment.

 

To see a short video of the Cut to Length line click below.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing

Bradbury Announces Awarding of e•Drive® Patent on Levelers

Posted by Matt Werner on May 8, 2015 10:35:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. is pleased to announce they have been awarded Patent #8893537 for the advanced e•Drive® roller leveling technology. Bradbury has produced over 50 leveling machines equipped with this controlled tension technology in gauges ranging between .015” to 1”. With this focused tension accelerator there is no other leveler like it. The e•Drive® system is available on new levelers as well as a retrofit to existing Bradbury levelers. This newly issued patent is another example of Bradbury’s commitment to innovation.


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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing