Athader and Leveltek Sign a Strategic Agreement for Stretch Leveler Cut-To-Length Lines
Athader, A Bradbury Group Company located in Spain, has signed a strategic agreement with Leveltek International, a U.S. company, for the worldwide supply of stretch leveling cut-to-length lines after being awarded a contract by a well-known European service center for a line of this type. This will be the third installation of a Athader/Leveltek stretch leveler CTL line.
ATHADER-LEVELTEK stretch leveler cut-to-length lines incorporate the latest developments to improve efficiency in processes and production including
Automatic coil loading and threading
Pre-leveler for crossbow and coil set correction
Brushing system for scale and dust removal
Leveltek proprietary non-marking grips
Robotic and highly automated sheet bundle storage system
System for monitoring production and incidents on the line using Athader’s Matrix software which integrates with the customer’s management systems.
These features result in a 50% production increase compared to stretch cut-to-length lines with a start-stop shear.
Installation costs for these lines are substantially less since no special pit or foundation is required for the flying shear and stretch leveler. For this reason, ATHADER-LEVELTEK offer rebuilds of cut to length lines replacing roller levelers with stretch levelers.
With this agreement, Athader expands its technological solutions for leveling steel coils by offering:
Roller mechanical levelers – Athader.
Hydraulic e-Drive levelers – Bradbury.
Stretch levelers – Leveltek.
Leveltek International designs, manufactures, and installs stretch leveling systems for light to heavy gauge cut-to-length and coil-to-coil lines. The company is headquartered in Benwood, WV. Since 1993 they have supplied stretch flattening equipment at coil processing facilities for ferrous and non-ferrous materials worldwide.
The agreement will strengthen the presence of both companies for projects requiring stretch leveling in new lines and existing line upgrades.