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 Provides Roll Forming Solution for MicroMetl
Moundridge, Kan., May, 2021 — MicroMetl is the nation’s largest independent manufacturer of accessories for commercial heating and cooling equipment. Recent changes in its product mix put MicroMetl in a position where major advancements had to be considered for its production process if the company wanted to remain competitive.
WILLBANKS METALS TRUSTS BRADBURY'S FLAT TRAK® CL TO DELIVER ABSOLUTE FLATNESS
Willbanks Metals knows that flat material is key to making quality parts and products. They currently have a Bradbury Flat Trak® CL installed in a cut to length line. Watch their video to discover how the Flat Trak® CL system makes automatic adjustments to their Bradbury e-Drive® leveler. Willbanks Metals utilizes Flat Trak's A.I. to detect, record, and automatically adjust their Bradbury leveler to produce absolute flat material. The Flat Trak® CL system provides consistent and reliable results from shift to shift and day to day. “The goal is to deliver truly flat material so our customer can be confident that no time, effort, or money will be lost because of an unseen material shape issue” – Eric Letz, CEO/President, Willbanks Metals.
Our valued customer, Stillwater Metal, LLC, puts their trust in Bradbury equipment and service!
Located in Kenton, OH, Stillwater Metal, LLC uses Bradbury's cutting edge manufacturing equipment in their brand new facility. Specializing in the production of roof panels, siding, and trim products for the metal building industry, Stillwater Metal utilizes a Bradbury Double High Rollformer for panel production and a Bradbury 4X Trim Rollformer for their high volume trim products. A Bradbury PCII Slit Cut-to-Length line is used for slitting their trim blanks.
“We chose Bradbury for our equipment because of their reputation in the industry. Our experience has been great with good quality equipment and the service behind it. We have been very happy with their technicians.”
Topics: Customer Testimonials
MRI Steel Framing, located in Gary, IN, recently added a Bradbury AM400™ structural roll forming line to its line-up of manufacturing equipment. The Bradbury AM400™ is engineered to efficiently manufacture the highest quality commercial structural metal framing products in the building industry.
Able to produce roll formed steel framing products up to 10-gauge thickness, and capable of producing a 16” web, 4” flange stud, and a 4” leg track, the AM400™ gives MRI a competitive advantage in the steel framing market. “This machine has provided optimal performance since the initial deployment. We hit the ground running; producing superior parts with minimal scrap. I am confident we will continue to grow our business in the industry with the reliability and durability of this Bradbury line,” stated Mark Krzyszton, Vice-President, Operations & General Manager for MRI Steel Framing.
Dickie Jones, Plant Operations Manager at Centria in Frankfort, KY, USA, had this to say about their Bradbury e-Drive® leveler with the Flat Trak® CL monitoring system:
“Our 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.”
The Flat Trak® CL Series measures, displays and makes automated adjustments to the leveler!
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.
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.
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.