The Bradbury Group News

The Bradbury BOSS Shear Brings Speed and Accuracy to Rollforming Lines

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jul 21, 2021 8:26:58 AM

BRADBURY B.O.S.S.™ HIGH SPEED, CLOSE TOLERANCE FLYING SHEAR

There are approximately 300 Bradbury Orbital Servo Shears (B.O.S.S.™) installed around the globe, and that number continues to grow because of the efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility of the B.O.S.S.™. Introduced in 1998, the B.O.S.S.™ Shear continues to revolutionize the metal sheet cutting industry.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, Trim and Flashing Manufacturing Equipment, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing

Bradbury's 5X Trim Roll Former

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Jun 8, 2021 2:40:40 PM

Do you want to produce tight tolerance metal building trim parts at a faster rate? The Bradbury 5X trim roll former offers several advantages for your production requirements.

  1. The Bradbury 5X trim roll former allows you to produce five profiles in nine variations on the same machine, utilizing a small footprint (264 square feet) in your facility. That equates to approximately 30 square feet per profile. 
  2. Our tooling shafts are separated into sections, allowing you to adjust one profile without changing the entire shaft.
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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming

Gutter & Downspout Machines for Steel Buildings

Posted by Shonda Fast on Apr 12, 2021 1:49:11 PM

The Bradbury Group offers a line of roll forming machines that can help take some of the challenges out of manufacturing deep profiled metal building gutters and square downspouts.  These profiles are often produced on folders and can be difficult to handle because of the long lengths required.  Square downspouts typically get seamed or riveted during a secondary process because it is not a capability of the folder.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Trim and Flashing Manufacturing Equipment, Bradbury Group Australia

VIEW THE PURLIN LINE OPTIONS ON BRADBURY'S PRODUCTION FLOOR!

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 1, 2021 3:54:03 PM

SCHEDULE A VISIT OR A VIRTUAL TOUR TO VIEW THE MULTIPLE PURLIN LINE OPTIONS ON OUR FLOOR!

Bradbury has multiple purlin lines on our production floor being assembled and tested. Whether you are looking into manufacturing purlins or considering upgrading your current purlin line, NOW is a great time to visit Bradbury to view our equipment options for different levels of production and automation.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News

Bradbury's VTR™+plus is Our Newest Purlin Manufacturing Solution

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 10, 2021 1:44:32 PM

Bradbury introduces the VTR+plus to its automatic profile setup purlin family line-up.
Features of the VTR+plus include

Auto Gauging

Hands Free Thread-up

11 Gauge Max Material Thickness

Automatic Cee to Zee Changeover

Single & Double Slope Eave Capability

Touch Screen Controls - Set up in Seconds

Auto Flare Fixtures Control End Flare on the Fly

Flexible Press System with Punch Anywhere Cee Frames

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News

A Bradbury BOSS Shear Rebuild Now Available in Your Facility!

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Dec 8, 2020 3:41:48 PM

Bradbury's BOSS™ shear is a vital part of your production process and we can assist in ensuring it runs at its top performance level by completing a mechanical rebuild onsite.  Our experienced team can perform the necessary work at your facility to enhance cut quality and accuracy while reducing the risk of machine downtime. This eliminates the need to ship the equipment to our factory or pull it out of line.  The details of this cost-effective onsite rebuild are listed below. 

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Company News, Customer Service

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


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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