The Bradbury Group announces the addition of Thomas Hofstetter to its North American customer service and sales support team. As a Service Technician for The Bradbury Group, he will focus on servicing Athader equipment and customers. Athader, located in Renteria, Spain, is a company within The Bradbury Group and a world-recognized supplier of technologically advanced, customized slitting and cut-to-length lines. With hundreds of coil processing lines operating on five continents, Athader has improved customer productivity and coil processing operations for 30 years.
Marion Die & Fixture offers complete maintenance programs for dies. From evaluation and reset to complete component and tooling replacement, MDF will service your dies to specific standards while documenting the maintenance performed, including recommended future repairs.
Nova Steel Inc. recently purchased a Heavy Gauge Slitting Line from Athader S.L., a member of The Bradbury Group. The line, to be installed in the Nova Steel and Tube LLC plant in Delta, OH, will slit 0.500” x 74” x 80,000lb coils.
The slitting line features state-of-the-art automation, automatic coil loading, automatic slitter tooling changeover, and automatic separator changes to minimize production delays.
Bradbury Celebrates Manufacturing Month
We had a wonderful turnout for our celebration of MFG Day on Oct. 14. We opened up our doors for student tours to share opportunities for rewarding careers in manufacturing and highlight the advanced technology we utilize everyday. Students received a full facilities tour along with a chance to compete in hands-on skills challenges and explore our career center booths. This was our biggest year yet! We had over 300 students tour from 13 local schools. We were also happy to invite our technical school partners, Hutchinson Community College and Flint Hills Technical College.
Steve Baker, Sales Area Manager for Athader S.L., will present "Advanced Features of Modern Coil Processing Lines" at the FMA (Fabricators & Manufacturers Association) Coil Processing Workshop. The conference, to be held October 27 - 28, 2021, in Michigan City, IN, allows experts in the industry to share their knowledge and answer questions regarding leveling, slitting processes, controls, and more. Nine various instructional sessions will be offered at two different times throughout the two-day conference.
Steve's presentation will highlight various advancements in modern coil processing lines including Leveler Advancements for High Strength Material, Automatic Leveler Setup and Adjustments, Automatic Shape Correction, Stretcher Levelers, Rotary and Flying Shears, Sheet Inspection on the Fly, Continuous Stacking, Automation of Stack Packaging, Electrical Drives and Controls, and Online Service and Support.
Two Bradbury Group representatives will present an educational session at METALCON in Tampa, FL, October 6-8, 2021. We are honored to have Matt Werner and Shawn Huffman represent The Bradbury Group and share their roll forming knowledge with the industry.
Together they will present "Considerations for Metal Building Roll Formers." This presentation will challenge participants to think about panel, purlin, and trim roll forming in a production environment. How does technology apply to return on investment? What is the balance between technology and resources? Does automation help the bottom line? Learn to understand the equipment used in the production of metal building components, what components to look for when investing in equipment, and technology and efficiency as it relates to productivity.
Marion Die & Fixture offers complete die designs to fabricate components in the entry and garage door industries. We prioritize efficiency and value-add principles into each die design based on customer requirements and our knowledge of die fabrication.
At Marion Die & Fixture, we assist customers with component optimization by developing die designs that utilize standard parts to reduce spare component inventory. Our team can identify opportunities to standardize features and reduce the tool inventory required to support your fabrication process.
When Randall Metals Corporation needed a new high-speed production slitting line, they knew they wanted the most technologically advanced, safe, and efficient line available. Flexibility and serviceability were also top requirements. After researching the options, Randall Metals purchased an Athader slitting line.
BRADBURY B.O.S.S.™ HIGH SPEED, CLOSE TOLERANCE FLYING SHEAR
There are approximately 300 Bradbury Orbital Servo Shears (B.O.S.S.™) installed around the globe, and that number continues to grow because of the efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility of the B.O.S.S.™. Introduced in 1998, the B.O.S.S.™ Shear continues to revolutionize the metal sheet cutting industry.
The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, is expanding its test and assembly facility by approximately 40% to increase manufacturing capacity and provide additional space for testing the custom-built production lines before shipping to customers' facilities. The addition, which will extend 10' higher than the existing facility, will be engineered to house 30-ton cranes. Beginning steps are taking place in the multi-phase expansion process that should be complete by February of 2022. In addition to increasing manufacturing space, Bradbury is adding to its labor force and is accepting applications for numerous careers at the global headquarters in Moundridge.
"Bradbury manufactures equipment for a variety of industries. We are expanding not only our assembly and testing facility but also our workforce. Our equipment utilizes the latest automation technology, and we are always looking to add highly engaged people to our team. With the addition of robotics and advanced automation, our lines of equipment have lengthened and the additional floor space will accommodate our need to assemble, test, and deliver these large systems to our customers. We are excited to complete this expansion project and add capacity to our company as we continue to grow and serve our customers," stated Ryan Durst, Bradbury President.
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