Moundridge, KS – The Bradbury Co., Inc., serving as the world headquarters for the global group of companies known as The Bradbury Group, hosted a Manufacturing Day Open House on Thursday, October 4. According to the Manufacturing Day® website, www.mfgday.com, “Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October.”
Metform International Ltd., a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, specializes in the design and manufacture of Roll Forming Machinery & Coil Processing Equipment. Metform strives to build a highly skilled, extremely dedicated team of employees. Everyone from sales to manufacturing has a passion for creating robust, well designed equipment many loyal customers rely on. The innovation that goes into Metform's machinery is the result of working closely with customers and developing equipment that best fits their production needs and gives them a competitive edge.
Custom Rollforming Corp, a member of The Bradbury Group, continues to look forward - planning a path to best serve our expanding customer base. We are happy to announce a transition in leadership at CRC. Working together, this team will position us for the future.
Bryan Smith, a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, will step into his new role as General Manager of CRC beginning July 1. He will set the vision and direction for future growth. Bryan has been with CRC for the past six months as the National Sales Director, focusing on sales growth and familiarizing himself with our operations. Prior to joining CRC, Bryan worked for 15 years at Titan Trailer Mfg. in Waterville, KS. Beginning his career as a design engineer, he spent the last 13 years as production manager where he was involved with customer service and all aspects of daily manufacturing management.
Jim Sugars, Industry Sales Leader - Flat Products for The Bradbury Group of Companies, will be presenting at the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute Conference. The conference will be held June 25 – 28 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A common issue manufacturers face is providing flat material to their customers. What appears to be flat, is not. The problem is residual stress in the steel. Jim’s presentation, “When Flat isn’t Flat – Equalizing Internal Stresses Through Roller Leveling,” will cover newly developed methods of equalizing the internal stress allowing the strip to stay flat after secondary operations. By implementing the latest technologies, an operator can understand the strip condition more than ever before, providing end-users with the flat product they require.
The Bradbury Group offers total solutions for your garage door manufacturing needs. Bradbury designs and manufactures Sectional Door Roll Forming Lines, Slat Lines, Strut Lines, Track Lines, Stile Lines, Angle Lines, Bottom Bar Lines, Continuous Insulated Lines, and Discontinuous Insulated Lines. Increase control, precision, and productivity on your garage door production line by integrating Bradbury's custom-designed Stile Hole Mid Punch and 400-ton HD Cavity™ Press into your existing operation.
Alliance Machine and Engraving manufactures metal embossers specifically for your garage door production needs. Rely on Beck Automation to supply an efficient control system for your garage door line; making your production equipment more efficient and profitable. Working together, the companies within The Bradbury Group will bring you what you want, need, and expect from your garage door line.
The Bradbury Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew J. Moody to Managing Director for Bradbury International UK Ltd. Matthew has played a fundamental role in the international success of The Bradbury Group of companies. With his focus on new equipment sales and commitment to customer service, he has led our market growth in the United Kingdom and the broader, European market.
He began his journey in the roll forming industry in 1997 working for Bronx Engineering; completing a Modern Apprenticeship during his tenure. He joined Bradbury in 2004 in Applications / Sales developing many positive customer relationships. Based on his commitment to the growth of The Bradbury Group in Europe, his work ethic and experience, Matthew was promoted to General Manager in 2015. In his new role as Managing Director, Matthew will be responsible for leading the Bradbury International UK business including all customer facing activities representing The Bradbury Group product lines as well as engineering and service supplied by our U.K. office to our customers and our Group companies. Matthew represents the values of our Group and drives our vision to be the most trusted and preferred supplier in the global markets we serve.
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Steven 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 Conference. The conference, to be held May 15-16, 2018, in Florence, 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 three different times throughout the two day conference.
Steven's presentation will highlight various advancements in modern coil processing lines including: Slitting Line Equipment Advancements,Slitting Line Automation, Tooling Changeover Automation, Robotic Slitter Tooling Setups, Separator Changeover Automation, Offline Strapping of Slit Mults, Roller Leveler Advancements, Automatic Leveler Setup and Adjustment, Cut to Length Equipment Advancements, and Online Service and Support.
Steven Baker, a member of The Bradbury Group's Coil Processing and Leveling team, has over 20 years of experience in the industry including cut-to-length lines, slitting lines, galvanizing and paint lines, as well as push/pull pickle lines.
The Bradbury Group will exhibit at Modex 2018, the largest supply chain expo in North and South America, in Atlanta, GA, April 9 - 12. Modex allows attendees to view and learn about the latest manufacturing and supply chain equipment and technologies. Whether you need a fully automated roll forming line or custom roll formed parts, The Bradbury Group can offer you the solution you need for shelving and racking, transportation, warehouse, decking, and more.
The Bradbury Co., Inc. specializes in designing and building customized manufacturing equipment for your unique product. Our roll forming equipment can produce open and welded structural sections, offering pre-punch/notch/post-cut, post-forming, in-line and secondary processes providing a complete solution for your manufacturing needs. Hands free thread up, in-line joining, rafted tooling, integrated welding, robotics and download capability are some of the many options that maximize each system's efficiency.
Custom Rollforming Corp. is a custom roll form company which houses ten Bradbury roll forming lines in 51,000 square feet of manufacturing space and serves a variety of industries. Let CRC manage the flow of product to your facility to save you space and the expense involved with warehousing a large inventory of raw material and finished goods. Custom Rollforming Corp. will review your production requirements and usage cycles and calculate the output quantities, stocking inventory, and delivery times to accommodate your production schedule.
The Bradbury Co., Inc. provides a complete turnkey integrated solution to grain bin production from a single source. Bradbury engineers and manufactures a premier line of heavy duty, fast, reliable, and accurate roll forming machines and related equipment that form all major grain bin components. Roll Forming line options include: Grain Bin Sidewall Lines, Roofing Lines, Floor Lines, Stiffener Lines, Roof Support Purlin Lines, and Ladder Rail & Rung Lines.
Wide range of capabilities like stacking, curving, integrated robotics and laser cutting make Bradbury grain bin lines highly adaptable and productive. Our cutting- edge controls, optional download, and remote system access make our lines precise and durable; producing the highest quality components for the grain bin industry.
Beck Automation is a leading control system provider for the metal forming industry. Their products make production machines more efficient and profitable; designing controls and related products specifically for roll forming, cut-to-length, tube mills, portable roll formers, and folding machines. Beck Automation's Connex is a multi-user, web-based production management software that links your office to your plant floor. Connex offers job scheduling, coil tracking, customizable reports, the ability to import/export to your existing ERP software, and more.
To assist customers with protecting their capital equipment investment, Beck Automation, a member of The Bradbury Group, developed a new module for Connex which helps regulate the equipment's preventative maintenance schedule. Benefits include keeping downtime to a minimum, increasing production, and in turn, increasing profits while providing on-time deliveries for customers. Once a machine’s maintenance schedule is set up in Connex, it will notify maintenance staff of upcoming tasks, provide detailed instructions on how to perform each task, and notify supervisors when tasks are past due or complete.
Using Connex for Equipment Preventative Maintenance offers these Advantages:
- Protect the longevity of your machine
- Increase production due to less unscheduled downtime
- Schedule maintenance based on a specific manufacturer's recommendations
- Tasks can be based on time, press cycles, or lineal footage
- Includes tasks from greasing components, sharpening/replacing tools, to replacing roll tooling
- Notify maintenance staff or superiors when maintenance is due/past due
- Provide instructions for performing maintenance
- Basic instructions, pictures, or video
- Track all maintenance records
- What tasks that have been performed
- When tasks were performed
- Who performed the tasks
- The time required for tasks that were performed to assist with scheduling future maintenance