The Bradbury Group News

Protect Your Equipment Investment with Beck Automation's Connex

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Beck Automation is a leading control system provider for the metal forming industry. Their products make production machines more efficient and profitable; designing controls and related products specifically for roll forming, cut-to-length, tube mills, portable roll formers, and folding machines. Beck Automation's Connex is a multi-user, web-based production management software that links your office to your plant floor. Connex offers job scheduling, coil tracking, customizable reports, the ability to import/export to your existing ERP software, and more. 

To assist customers with protecting their capital equipment investment, Beck Automation, a member of The Bradbury Group, developed a new module for Connex which helps regulate the equipment's preventative maintenance schedule. Benefits include keeping downtime to a minimum, increasing production, and in turn, increasing profits while providing on-time deliveries for customers. Once a machine’s maintenance schedule is set up in Connex, it will notify maintenance staff of upcoming tasks, provide detailed instructions on how to perform each task, and notify supervisors when tasks are past due or complete. 

Using Connex for Equipment Preventative Maintenance offers these Advantages: 

  • Protect the longevity of your machine
  • Increase production due to less unscheduled downtime
  • Schedule maintenance based on a specific manufacturer's recommendations
    • Tasks can be based on time, press cycles, or lineal footage
    • Includes tasks from greasing components, sharpening/replacing tools, to replacing roll tooling
    • Notify maintenance staff or superiors when maintenance is due/past due
    • Provide instructions for performing maintenance
      • Basic instructions, pictures, or video
    • Track all maintenance records
      • What tasks that have been performed
      • When tasks were performed
      • Who performed the tasks
      • The time required for tasks that were performed to assist with scheduling future maintenance
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Topics: Beck Automation, Company News, Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Bradbury Light Structural Viper Line

Posted by Taylor Graber on Sep 26, 2016 8:45:00 AM

The Bradbury Light Structural Steel Framing line is designed to produce 14 ga. - 20 ga. stud and track products at speeds up to 500 FPM.  The typical web width range is 1.625” – 8” but can be customized to meet a customer’s specific needs. The typical line includes a 6,500 lb. capacity uncoiler, LS Viper™ or DW Viper® punch unit, our STR™ rollformer and closed loop post-cut shear.

 

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Topics: Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, Steel Framing

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

Product Spotlight: Patriot Shear for Standing Seam Lines

Posted by Matt Werner on May 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. has a new video featuring a Flying Patriot Shear. This machine can be retrofitted into an existing line or purchased with a Bradbury Standing Seam Roof Panel Line. The servo accelerated Punch/Notch and Shear Die allows for close coupling with a roll former, minimizing floor space requirements.  The Patriot Shear comes in 24" - 48" width capacities, up to 200 feet per minute (60 MPM) and can shear a capacity of 22 gauge (.86 mm) steel.  The Multi-Function Patriot shear can be programmed to shear only, or add holes and notches when needed. This gives it the ability to feed traditional roll forming lines as well as standing seam lines. 

To see a short video of the Bradbury Patriot Shear click below.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight, Metal Roofing

Hayes Installs Corrugated Curver for the US Market

Posted by Matt Werner on Feb 17, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Hayes recently installed a corrugated curver for the US market at Bridger Steel in Montana. The fully automated machine will allow Bridger Steel to smooth curve their 2.67" X 7/8" deep corrugated sheets for a number of applications, including:


  • Radius roof curves
  • Liquid storage tanks
  • Feed troughs
  • Architectural curves
  • Window wells

Dennis Johnson at Bridger Steel stated, "We have been doing mostly curving for roofing and researching some of the other products that can be produced with the curver. We have found it works great and makes a great product."

Click below to view the Corrugated Curver video.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Product Spotlight, Hayes International

Bradbury Introduces IntroPlant™ 100

Posted by Matt Werner on Dec 3, 2015 11:10:27 AM

Bradbury Group Australia, working with Bradbury Group Pu.ma., has designed an entry level, low cost solution for PU insulated panel manufacturing. Combining the experience and know-how of both leading companies, the entry level solution, named "BGA IntroPlant™ 100", will produce insulated Roof and Wall panels up to 100mm thick.

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Topics: Insulated Panels Manufacturing, Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Flying Post Cut Panel Line

Posted by Matt Werner on Nov 9, 2015 1:56:23 PM

The Bradbury Group offers multiple options when it comes to Metal Roofing and Siding roll formers. This product spotlight features a Hayes Single Level Panel roll former, Bradbury Flying Post Cut Shear, and Beck Automation closed loop controls. This line is also designed to run moisture barrier underlayment and produce quality panels with or without felt. 

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

Product Spotlight: Multi Profile Trim Roll Former

Posted by Matt Werner on Aug 21, 2015 11:12:20 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. has a new video featuring a Multi Profile Trim Roll Former. This machine produces the following four profiles: R-Panel Jamb Trim, R-Panel Head Trim, Ridge Roll, and R-Panel Sculptured Corner. This machine is blank fed by the operator and produces the profiles completely with hems where required in just a few seconds.

To see a short video of the Bradbury Multi Profile Trim Roll Former click below.

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Topics: Metal Building Roll Forming, Trim and Flashing Manufacturing Equipment, Recent Videos, Product Spotlight