GripFeed

Best “Real World” Repeatable Length Tolerance in the Industry


Over the years, Red Bud’s Blanking Technology has set the standard by which other systems are measured. Today, our systems continue to redefine the blanking industry. The key to our Cut-To-Length/Blanking Line is our Grip Feed Measuring System. Our unique system produces ±.005” (0.127 mm) length tolerances on a single stroke regardless of part length, speed, or material thickness.

Our Grip Feed Systems can operate at production speeds up to 275 FPM (84 m/min) in “Standard Mode” and 400 FPM (122 m/min) in Dual Action Mode. Our exclusive Control System can improve tolerances by automatically adjusting the Feed for cambered material. The Grip Feed has specially designed mark free grippers that maintain a positive grip on the material at all times. In addition to preventing slippage, the grippers automatically square the strip as it is fed into the Shear. The results are unsurpassed length and squareness tolerances. When used as part of our Heavy Gage Lines, the Feed allows material up to .375″ (9.5 mm) thick to run in a deep loop. Because our Feed maintains a positive grip on the material at all times, accuracy is not affected by the gage of material being processed.