The Bradbury Group News

Quick to Ship In-Stock and Trade-in Equipment Available

Posted by Shonda Fast on Oct 29, 2020 9:07:44 AM


Do you need additional manufacturing capacity? Do you need equipment delivered before year end for tax savings?

Bradbury has the following pieces of New & Used In-Stock Equipment available with shorter delivery times. Our stock equipment is selling fast so check availability by calling or by using the contact us button to submit an inquiry.

Call for Pricing

Toll Free in US: +1.800.397.6394

Ph: +1.620.345.6394


Read More

Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Leveling and Coil Processing

Willbanks Trusts Bradbury's Flat Trak CL for Absolute Flat Material

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Sep 30, 2020 10:58:12 AM

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. 

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Customer Testimonials

Bradbury Flat Trak CL Removes Stress

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jun 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

REDUCE SCRAP AND OUT OF FLAT MATERIAL 

The Flat Trak® CL Strip Evaluation System is Bradbury's recent technological evolution that utilizes artificial intelligence to analyze strip condition and provide suggested adjustments to your leveler to process flat material. 

How does it work? Bradbury’s Flat Trak® CL continuously scans the strip surface for shape defects. The included video monitor depicts actual shape conditions in real time and allows the operator to make an informed decision for adjustment to improve flatness. The operator can adjust the leveler and see in real time how the changes affect material shape. When installed with the Bradbury e•Drive® Leveler, the Flat Trak® CL System can automatically adjust the leveler to maintain a flat strip, allowing your operator to focus on other production line tasks.   

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing

FAQ: what thickness of steel can be processed on a bradbury hydraulic leveler?

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on May 10, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Bradbury's largest leveler series to date includes a heavy gauge eDrive® leveler (U.S. Patent #8893537) and production shear, capable of processing 1.0” thick by 120” wide hot rolled steel. The leveler has 8.5” diameter work rolls, two 250 Horsepower motors and can impart up to 8,200,000 lbs. of hydraulic leveling force to the material it processes. The shear is equipped with an automated cartridge blade change system which reduces the changeover time when shear blade sharpening is required. The cartridge can be extracted from the shear’s main frame in approximately three minutes. It requires the same amount of time to reinsert the cartridge making it ready for production. The heavy-duty machinery is controlled by an industrial touchscreen PC running proprietary software. The software is intuitive, allowing for saved setup parameters for future recall. 

The Bradbury Series of eDrive® levelers range from .015” (.38mm) to 1.0” (25mm) material capacity. 

When combined with the Bradbury Flat Trak® CL (U.S. Patent #7185519) and the Bradbury Bow Scout® (U.S. Patent #9021844), Bradbury eDrive® levelers offer you the most advanced leveling system in the world. 

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, FAQ

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. 

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

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.

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Bradbury Group's Steven Baker to Speak at FMA Coil Processing Workshop

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Apr 3, 2018 12:39:30 PM

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. 

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Samwoo Purchases Bradbury e-Drive® Leveler

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

While the world was watching the 2018 Winter Olympics, The Bradbury Co., Inc. had reason to celebrate its own victory in South Korea: A Bradbury e-Drive® cassette leveler sold to Samwoo located in South Korea. The leveler will be ready for commissioning in mid-2018.

Samwoo Co., Ltd., a primary supplier to the automotive industry, purchased the 17 roll cassette e-Drive® leveler (Patent #8893537) with the Flat Trak® CL Series automatic monitoring system (Patent # 7185519) to improve the quality of material they provide to their automotive customers. Their goal is to consistently produce flat products.  Bradbury ran tests with various materials on e-Drive® levelers for Samwoo; the results provided the consistency they were looking for.  

Pictured Above: Mr. Dong-Kil Lee, Managing Director / Plant Manager for Samwoo (left), and Mr. Jim Sugars, Industry Sales Leader - Coil Processing Lines for The Bradbury Co., Inc. (Right)

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News

Bradbury Receives Leveler and Laser Flat Trak® CL Testimonial

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jan 10, 2018 8:09:46 AM

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! 

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Customer Testimonials

Bradbury Announces New Flat Trak® CL

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Aug 21, 2017 2:07:42 PM

Bradbury hydraulic leveling technology continues to lead the industry in innovation and ease of operation. The new Bradbury Flat Trak® CL monitoring system is accurate, intuitive, and easy to operate. Monitoring the material flatness is performed prior to the material being sheared which greatly reduces the amount of scrap material produced.

The system incorporates a laser measurement system to acquire an accurate surface shape. The laser view of the material is shown in real time and displayed on the operator screen in the form of a three-dimensional topographical view.  Material shape is measured in I-Units so verification of flatness is achieved per ASTM A568.

Watch a Video of the Flat Trak® CL Series in action

Read More

Topics: Leveling and Coil Processing, Company News, Product Announcements