The Bradbury Group News

FAQ: what does it take to MANUFACTURE Metal Building Panels with felt underlayment that lay flat?

Posted by Matt Werner on Apr 16, 2019 10:33:18 AM

Metal Building panels with felt underlayment applied can look just as good as panels manufactured without.  However, it does take some changes in the roll tooling design.

The demand for felt applied metal roof and wall panels is growing, typically used for controlling condensation build up or sometimes used for sound deadening applications.  Many manufacturers have tried to apply the felt on their existing panel roll forming lines and have found it can be difficult to produce a panel without major cupping.  Usually the overlap and underlap sides of the panel curl up several inches. 

Panel issues when felt underlayment is applied and formed with standard tooling

This has caused problems for panel producers with appearance and wavy panels after installation.  Manufacturers often try to raise the roll tooling to allow for the additional material thickness, which loses the effective over form needed to keep the panel within specifications.  

Bradbury High Speed Underlayment Fixture Before B.O.S.S.™ Shear

 

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, FAQ

"One Bradbury Group" Global Sales Meeting

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Apr 9, 2019 9:44:33 AM

The 2019 Bradbury Group Global Sales Meeting, held April 2nd and 3rd, brought approximately 50 Global Sales Team members from USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, India, Australia, and New Zealand to The Bradbury Group World Headquarters in Moundridge, KS. This year’s theme, “One Bradbury Group”, focused on global teamwork, service, and building rapport with our customers to be the most trusted and preferred supplier in the global markets we serve.

Day one was held in the Bradbury Training Center. Representatives from each company within the Bradbury Group presented strategies, success stories, and new equipment technology. Striving for continuous improvement, we invited David Higgins, owner of Higgins Steel Roofing, to address the team regarding why he prefers Bradbury equipment and service; providing us with customer insight to our advantages and areas we need to enhance.

The Bradbury leadership team joined the Global Sales Team in Wichita for day two. Graham Oakley, with Samuel Nelson Technology, gave a presentation on Push-Pull Pickling Lines.  Athader S.L., a Bradbury Group company, and Samuel Nelson Technology have a strategic bidding agreement to jointly market and sell push-pull, semi-continuous and continuous pickling lines on a global basis, excluding North America. The remainder of the day we focused on sales training and team building sessions.

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Topics: Company News

Complete Insulated Metal Panel Lines from Bradbury Group

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

To best serve the growing Insulated Metal Panel Industry, The Bradbury Group offers complete Insulated Metal Panel production lines. The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, designs and manufactures uncoilers, coil handling equipment, roll formers, double belt conveyors, and flying saws for the IMP industry. Additional specialized Group manufacturing facilities include punch and die tooling from Marion Die & Fixture in Kansas, control integration from Beck Automation in Missouri, and rotary embossers from Alliance Machine and Engraving in Virginia.

 

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Topics: Company News, Insulated Panels Manufacturing

UPDATE: Used Bradbury Rafted R Panel with Precut BOSS Shear and Stacker

Posted by Zack Ledford on Jan 28, 2019 2:56:44 PM

Did you know The Bradbury Co., Inc. has trade-in equipment for sale? 

 

Bradbury Rafted® R Panel with B.O.S.S.™ precut Flying Shear

and Stacker For Sale

 

 -UPDATED PRICING-

Delivery within 30 days!

 

  Built in 2000, new Electricals in 2016 
20,000 lbs capacity Coil Car and Uncoiler
200 FPM B.O.S.S.™ Precut Shear
Rafted® Bradbury Roll former Base
14 Pass Raft with R Panel Tooling
Automatic Drop Stacker


Visit Bradbury's used equipment page to see the entire list of trade-in equipment available.  

Call +1.620.345.6394 for more details and pricing information! 

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Topics: Company News, Used Equipment

Bailey Metal Products Purchases Athader Slitting Line

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Dec 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Bailey Metal Products Ltd. and Athader S.L., a member of The Bradbury Group®, are pleased to announce Bailey Metal Products has purchased a High Strength Slitting Line from Athader. The line will be installed in Bailey’s new manufacturing facility in Surrey, British Columbia, and will have the capability of slitting 0.135” x 62” x 60,000 lbs. coils and includes a high-speed packaging line. The line will feature state-of-the-art automation, including double eccentric slitter heads and loop doubler for precise slit edge tolerances and a highly automated slit coil packaging line. 

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Used Bradbury Rafted R Panel with Precut BOSS Shear and Stacker

Posted by Zack Ledford on Nov 28, 2018 1:00:55 PM

Did you know The Bradbury Co., Inc. has trade-in equipment for sale? 

 

Bradbury Rafted® R Panel with B.O.S.S.™ precut Flying Shear

and Stacker For Sale

 

 

  Built in 2000, new Electricals in 2016 
20,000 lbs capacity Coil Car and Uncoiler
200 FPM B.O.S.S.™ Precut Shear
Rafted® Bradbury Roll former Base
14 Pass Raft with R Panel Tooling
Automatic Drop Stacker


Visit Bradbury's used equipment page to see the entire list of trade-in equipment available.  

Call +1.620.345.6394 for more details and pricing information! 

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Topics: Company News, Used Equipment

Bradbury Helps inspire Next Generation of Manufacturers

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Oct 17, 2018 1:41:11 PM

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.”

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Topics: Company News, FAQ

Custom Rollforming Corp. Transitions To New Leadership

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jul 5, 2018 9:21:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Company News, People on the Move, Custom Rollforming Corporation

Bradbury's Jim Sugars to Present   "When Flat Isn't Flat" at SEAISI

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jun 22, 2018 9:50:41 AM

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.

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Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Matthew Moody Promoted to Managing Director for Bradbury International UK

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Apr 11, 2018 11:45:00 AM

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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Topics: Company News