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Climate Craft, Inc. Testimonial: Automated Production Systems

Posted by Matt Werner on Jan 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a testimonial from a valued customer, Climate Craft, Inc.

"Bradbury engineered our system as a versatile, dual-mode line which allows us to precut blanks as well as postcut short finished parts using a sophisticated double acting shear. With this setup, the overall scrap is exceptionally low, the net throughput is excellent, and the part quality is outstanding.

 

Our final assembled product requires tight tolerance parts. The parts produced on the Bradbury system are held to non-accumulative tolerances which enhance the final assembly.

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Topics: Insulated Panels Manufacturing, Customer Testimonials

Villacero Testimony: QTR™ Purlin Rollformers

Posted by Matt Werner on Dec 27, 2017 8:54:00 AM

 

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Customer Testimonials

Duggan Profiles and Steel Service Center: QTR Purlin Rollformers

Posted by Matt Werner on Dec 18, 2017 9:30:00 AM

 

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a testimonial from a valued customer, Duggan Profiles &Steel Service Center Ltd..  

"When we were looking to purchase a new purlin line, our main objectives were to produce a quality roll-formed product from Sigma to Cee sections facilitating all punching and notching details that our customers require; to have a flexible line that would enable us to reduce lead time from order time to delivery time; to link our production line to the customer’s CAD software therefore reducing large amounts of repetitive administration and errors that can be associated with double-entry of orders; and to have the capacity to roll high grade steel from 1.2 mm to 3.2 mm material thickness.

 

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Customer Testimonials

MBCI Testimony: QTR™ & Bardie Cartridge™

Posted by Matt Werner on Nov 14, 2017 9:25:00 AM

 

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a testimonial from a valued customer, MBCI.  

 

"Our objective with the QTR™ was to make our changeovers quicker. MBCI went with the Bardie Cartridge™ Adjustment on each of the rollforming stands. This allowed operators to change material thickness without having to adjust the rolltooling manually. As the thicker material enters into each roll station, the compressed Bardie Cartridge™ allows the material to feed through with the correct form. The Bardie Cartridge™ is accurate and repeatable. The rollformer comes with an easy calibration tool which is incorporated as part of the preventative maintenance schedule to check twice every year.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Customer Testimonials

Centria Testimonial: Roller Leveler

Posted by Matt Werner on Aug 16, 2017 8:48:00 AM

 

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a testimonial from a valued customer, Centria.

 

"Our NEW Auto Selective Hydraulic leveler from Bradbury is an awesome machine!  By running in automatic mode and letting the leveler adjust itself, we achieve an in-house material flatness within ½ an I-Unit or less instead of the usual five to ten I-Units from outside sources. The steel and aluminum sheets from this machine are so flat you can’t physically find material issues. We now have zero problems feeding a production machine that requires sheet flatness to be within .004."

Dickie Jones

Plant Operations Manager

Centria

Frankfort, KY

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Topics: Customer Testimonials

Bradbury forms Strategic Alliance with LaserCoil

Posted by Matt Werner on Jan 12, 2017 10:41:59 AM

 The Bradbury Group has entered into a strategic alliance with LaserCoil Technologies LLC (Napoleon, OH). Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil fed laser blanking solutions to their traditional markets.

“Adding laser blanking to our capability is a great extension of our product offering,” said Bradbury Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Durst. “We are excited to offer our customers this level of flexibility in producing high quality blanks.”

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Topics: 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

Product Spotlight: Patriot Shear for Standing Seam Lines

Posted by Matt Werner on May 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. has a new video featuring a Flying Patriot Shear. This machine can be retrofitted into an existing line or purchased with a Bradbury Standing Seam Roof Panel Line. The servo accelerated Punch/Notch and Shear Die allows for close coupling with a roll former, minimizing floor space requirements.  The Patriot Shear comes in 24" - 48" width capacities, up to 200 feet per minute (60 MPM) and can shear a capacity of 22 gauge (.86 mm) steel.  The Multi-Function Patriot shear can be programmed to shear only, or add holes and notches when needed. This gives it the ability to feed traditional roll forming lines as well as standing seam lines. 

To see a short video of the Bradbury Patriot Shear click below.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing

Beck Automation Receives Controls Testimonial

Posted by Matt Werner on Mar 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a new testimonial from Richards-Wilcox.

Alan Adams stated, "We are extremely happy with our decision to partner with Beck Automation on upgrading the controls systems for our FP Garage Door Line.  It has enabled us to increase production while managing to decrease our scrap.  Their staff worked with us every step of the way from listening to our needs, suggesting solutions that fit these needs, and installing the systems that met our needs.  I would highly recommend Beck Automation to anyone looking to improve upon their controls systems.”

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Topics: Customer Testimonials, Beck Automation

Hayes Installs Corrugated Curver for the US Market

Posted by Matt Werner on Feb 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Hayes recently installed a corrugated curver for the US market at Bridger Steel in Montana. The fully automated machine will allow Bridger Steel to smooth curve their 2.67" X 7/8" deep corrugated sheets for a number of applications, including:


  • Radius roof curves
  • Liquid storage tanks
  • Feed troughs
  • Architectural curves
  • Window wells

Dennis Johnson at Bridger Steel stated, "We have been doing mostly curving for roofing and researching some of the other products that can be produced with the curver. We have found it works great and makes a great product."

Click below to view the Corrugated Curver video.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Product Spotlight, Hayes International