Installation at Janco Steel Limited
Janco Steel Limited, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, has undergone a major expansion of their service center including expansion of their processing capabilities. As a part of this expansion, they installed a Red Bud Industries .25” x 72” x 80,000 lb. combination Stretcher Leveler/Multi-Blanking Line. The new line can multi-blank material up to .188” (4.7 mm) thick and cut-to-length, edge trim, and stretcher level material up to .250” (6.35 mm).
Featured in the line is Red Bud’s new Fully Automatic CNC Programmable Slitter that can be completely set up and ready to run in less than two minutes. To set the machine up, the operator simply inputs the width and number of cuts into the system and the Slitter does the rest. An Automatic Strip Divider Positioning System automatically sets up the dividers in the Strip Stacker to further reduce down time and automate the line.
The line also features Red Bud’s Adjustable Non-Marking Stretcher Leveler. The Stretcher Leveler can produce the flattest most stable material possible while operating virtually independent of incoming strip shape and severity. The operator simply stretches the material until it is flat. The result is a flat product that will stay flat and is particularly well suited for laser cutting applications where flatness is essential. The line also features a high speed brush/vacuum dust collection system to help reduce airborne HRS dust.