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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.

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Toll Free in US: +1.800.397.6394

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Leveling and Coil Processing

Bradbury Equipment Rebuild Program - B.O.S.S. Shear

Posted by Shonda Fast on Aug 27, 2020 1:03:00 PM

Did you know that The Bradbury Group has an Equipment Rebuild Program? 

The Bradbury Group of Companies are known for their long-lasting equipment that operates for decades. When it becomes time to decide whether or not to buy new or refurbish, our Equipment Rebuild Program is a great option to consider.

In reality, we know that not all machines are maintained or serviced to the full extent of the manufacturer's direction. They are just that - a used machine - beat up, pushed to full capacity, and well worn. After a good cleaning, they can look bright and shiny, but the inner-workings and heart of the machine may be at the breaking point and less efficient than they once were. 

What does a Rebuild Entail?

A rebuild from The Bradbury Group consists of a meticulous inspection of all mechanical parts, electrical components, controls and safety features. All parts are disassembled and a determination is made as to which can be repaired, replaced, or upgraded. The machine is then reassembled, painted, and tested, returning it to "like new" condition.

What does a Rebuild Actually Look Like?

A Bradbury Customer requested a rebuild of their 1996 model B.O.S.S.TM Shear and Stock Reel recently. We were able to capture this transformation with some before and after pictures. 




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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Did You Know?

FAQ: How is End Flare controlled in Roll Formed Profiles?

Posted by Matt Werner on Jun 18, 2020 9:21:49 AM

End flare can be inherent in roll formed parts, especially when produced on a precut roll forming line as opposed to a post cut line which forms the panel first and then shears it to length.  The amount of flare depends on the tooling design, the use of anti-flare fixtures, material type and strength, profile or a combination of these factors.  Excessive end flare in roll formed shapes can cause issues when installing and end lapping panels. Purlins used in rigid frame building structures are heavy gauge deep sections which can have more end flare.  When forming a purlin, it will naturally flare in on the leading edge and out on the trailing edge. In other words, the leg angles on the leading edge are typically over 90 degrees, while the trailing edge leg angles are under 90 degrees.  The returns lips can also have flare making it difficult when face to face welding cee sections.  Just a few degrees of end flare on an eave strut can cause a high spot in the roof panel that is fastened to this section.  

To minimize and control flare in purlins, Bradbury incorporates an anti flare fixture into the straightener at the end of the machine.  Both the drive and operator side have a three-roll configuration to independently control the flare on either side of the part.  The position of the center roll must satisfy both the leading and trailing flare. This can be a balancing act, due to a single adjustment affecting both. With that said, operators will typically find that middle ground on the center roll adjustment that adequately reduces the flare on the leading and trailing ends to within tolerance.

Servo driven auto anti flare fixtures are different to stationary anti flares on the straightener fixture.  

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing, Steel Framing, FAQ

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

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

Increase Production with the Bradbury 8-Arm Turnstile

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Nov 8, 2017 4:19:37 PM

Dedicated to producing productivity-enhancing metal processing equipment, the Bradbury engineered and manufactured 8-arm turnstile will increase product output and prevent coil damage in your manufacturing line. 

Additional arms allow loaded coils to remain on the turnstile until they are depleted. By decreasing the amount of forklift and crane handling required, coil sag is reduced, material damage is diminished, and time is saved. 

By staging the coils based on production runs, 

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, Product Announcements

Hayes Automated Purlin Stacker

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Sep 18, 2017 2:41:44 PM

 Hayes International, located in Rotorua, New Zealand, announces its new Automated Purlin Stacker. The stacker is capable of stacking six parts per minute including Cee, Zee, U, Single and Double Slope Eave, and Angle profiles. 

Supporting part lengths from 6 to 60 feet, and web widths between 4 and 16 inches, the stacker can be

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, Product Announcements, Hayes International

Bradbury Crimped End Bridge Deck Roll Forming Line

Posted by Taylor Graber on Jun 3, 2016 10:00:32 AM

Bradbury's bridge deck roll forming line is able to produce a closed end bridge deck profile.  This line includes a 20,000 lb capacity uncoiler, thread up table with entry shear, a 22 pass Rafted® roll former with 4 1/2" shafts and post shear and press to crimp, notch, and shear the leading and trailing ends of the 2” deep Deck Profile.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, steel decking