For decades, Brownie Cox has been known as a trailblazer when it comes to enhancing the technology associated with metal flattening machines. Brownie has been a part of The Bradbury Group for over 30 years and has a professional background in industrial controls and machine programming. He has been a guest speaker at conferences in Europe, China, India, and throughout the U.S. and specializes in topics associated with leveling technology. With extensive experience in the steel processing industry, multiple feature articles in manufacturing publications, six leveling technological advancement patents, and senior sales leadership roles at Bradbury, Brownie has definitely made a mark on the industry. That is why Bradbury is pleased to announce that Brownie has joined the R&D department as Leveler Product Manager.
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.
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,
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
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.
Heidtman Steel Products, Inc. and The Bradbury Co., Inc. are pleased to announce Heidtman Steel has purchased two 17-Roll Bradbury Auto-Selective™ Hydraulic Levelers. Each will be installed in Heidtman’s existing push/pull pickling lines in Butler, IN, and in Granite City, IL. Both will have the capability of leveling 0.250” down to 0.050” material thickness and feature state-of-the-art automation, including Bradbury’s Patented e•Drive® Technology.
Athader, S.L., a company within The Bradbury Group, is pleased to announce Nova Steel has purchased two Athader Ultra High Strength Slitting Lines.
The first line will be installed in the Nova Steel, LaSalle, QC, location with the capability of slitting .375” x 74” x 80,000# coils. The second line will be installed in the Nova Steel, Stoney Creek, ON, location and has the capability of slitting .280” x 74” x 80,000# coils - including a high-speed packaging line.
The Bradbury Group has entered into a strategic alliance with LaserCoil Technologies LLC (Napoleon, OH). Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil fed laser blanking solutions to their traditional markets.
“Adding laser blanking to our capability is a great extension of our product offering,” said Bradbury Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Durst. “We are excited to offer our customers this level of flexibility in producing high quality blanks.”