Ken-Mac Metals Installs Red Bud Precision Multi-Blanking Line

Ken-Mac Metals, a division of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, installed a Red Bud Industries Precision Multi-Blanking Line at their Kansas City, Missouri, service center. The line will be used to process stainless steel, aluminum, and prepainted materials.

Featured in the line are Red Bud’s Precision Grip Feed System and CNC Programmable Slitter. This combination of machines gives Ken-Mac Metals the capability of producing blanks with width and length tolerances of ±.005” (.127 mm). The CNC Slitter can be set up in less than two minutes per cut thus eliminating costly downtime that can occur when using Conventional Packed Arbor Slitters. An additional advantage to the system is the Automatic Strip Divider Positioning. While the operator is setting up the Slitting Head, the Strip Divider Positioning System automatically sets up the dividers in the Strip Stacker. When the operator has finished setting up the Slitting Head, the Strip Stacker will be ready to run blanks.

The new line is capable of processing coils up to 50,000 lb. (22,680 kg) at widths up to 72” (1830 mm) and thicknesses up to .135” (3.43 mm). The new line consists of a Coil Stage & Load System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, 6 Hi Roller Leveler, “Pop Up” Flatness Inspection Table, PVC/Paper Applicator, “Hands Free” Thread System, Dual Motor Grip Feed, CNC Programmable Slitter, Scrap Winders, Shear, Combination Drop/Strip Stacker, Automatically Lowering Stack Table, and End Discharge Rollouts.