Magna Stainless Installs Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line
Magna Stainless, a steel service center located in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, has recently installed a Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line. The new line is rated for stainless steel up to 0.135” (3.5 mm) and aluminum up to 0.190” (4.8 mm) at widths of 72” (1829 mm) and coil weights up to 30,000 lb (13,600 kg).
Metal Center News Article Showcases Lapham-Hickey Steel’s Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line
Lapham-Hickey, a steel service center located in Bedford Park, Illinois, was recently featured in a Metal Center News article showcasing their new 0.250” (6.3 mm) x 60” (1524 mm) Red Bud Industries Slitting and Packaging Line. In this article, Brian Hickey, President of Lapham-Hickey Steel, describes the process that ultimately led them to choosing Red Bud Industries for this project. With features such as automatic coil loading, “hands free” push button strip threading, and time tracking efficiency software, Red Bud Industries offered just what Lapham-Hickey was looking for in a new line.
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Greenpoint Metals Red Bud Industries Blanking Line Featured in Modern Metals Magazine
Greenpoint Metals Inc., a steel service center located in Franklin, Ohio, was recently featured in Modern Metals magazine with an article showcasing their new .135” (3.5 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler. Built to process high strength steel, Greenpoint Metal’s new line can handle material with tensile strengths up to 175,000 psi (1200 MPa). In this article, read why Greenpoint Metals chose Red Bud Industries to manufacture their state-of-the-art Blanking Line.
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Wieland Metal Services Installs Red Bud Industries Multi Blanking Line
Red Bud Industries recently installed a Precision Multi-Blanking Line at Wieland Metal Services, a service center located in Parsippany, New Jersey. Featured in the line are Red Bud Industries’ Servo Roll Feed and CNC Programmable Slitter. This combination of machines gives Wieland Metal Services the capability of producing close tolerance blanks with the quickest changeover in the industry. 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 will automatically set 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 specifically designed and configured to process aluminum. The line has the capability of processing coils up to 13,500 lbs (6,100 kg) at widths up to 60” (1524 mm) and thicknesses up to .125” (3.2 mm). The new line consists of a Coil Lift, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, Precision Leveler, “Pop Up” Flatness Inspection Table, PVC Applicator, “Hands Free” Thread System, Servo Roll Feed, CNC Programmable Slitter, Scrap Winders, Shear, Combination Drop/Strip Stacker, Part Diverter, Automatically Lowering Stack Table, and End Discharge Rollouts.
Greenpoint Metals Inc. Installs Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler for High Strength Material
Greenpoint Metals Inc., a steel service center located in Franklin, Ohio, recently installed a .135” (3.5 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) Red Bud Industries Multi-Cut Blanking Line with Stretcher Leveler. The new line was specially designed to level and cut-to-length the newer high strength materials with tensile strengths up to 175,000 (1200 MPa.)
Greenpoint Metals’ new line can handle coils up to 60,000 lb (27,000 kg). The line consists of a Coil Stage & Load System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Crop Shear, Roller Leveler, Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head, Scrap Choppers, Variable Rake Shear, Drop/Strip Stacker, and End Discharge Conveyors.
RBI Tech Support Hosts Coil Processing Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri
RBI Tech Support hosted a Coil Processing Seminar at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 21, 2019. Attendees learned about blanking, roller and stretcher leveling, slitting, and EPS® (Eco Pickled Surface). In addition, participants learned how to apply new technology, improve tolerances, produce optimum flatness in material, and maximize overall efficiency. The program included a tour of The Material Works, Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor located in Red Bud, Illinois. Attendees also got a chance to view TMW’s new 0.315” (8 mm) x 72” (1829 mm) High Strength, High Speed Slitting Line, as well as a Coil-To-Coil EPS Line. EPS is an acid-free replacement for traditional acid pickling. After visiting TMW, the program concluded with a tour of Red Bud Industries. Attendees were able to view Red Bud’s 200,000 square feet (18580 square meters) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, as well as several Processing Lines in various stages of production.
Featured speakers included Dean Linders, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Red Bud Industries; Bob Whiton, President of Bach Knives; Matthew Feldmann, Sales Engineer for the Technology Division of The Material Works; Jeff Herrell, Sales Engineer for Red Bud Industries; and Michael Karr, Sales Engineer for Red Bud Industries.
The EPS trademark is owned by The Material Works, Ltd. and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is used by Red Bud Industries, Inc. under license.
United Steel Supply Installs a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line
United Steel Supply, headquartered in Austin, Texas, installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line in their Jeffersonville, Indiana, facility. The new line is equipped with a Red Bud Industries CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head. This unit significantly reduces set up time as compared to a traditional packed arbor slitter. The entire line is floor mounted, eliminating the need for costly foundation work.
The Slitting Line consists of an Entry Coil Lift, Traversing Uncoiler, Support Table with Pinch Rolls, CNC Semi-Automatic Slitting Head, Ball Scrap Winders, Thread System, Recoiler, and Exit Coil Lift. The line is rated for .050” (1.3 mm) x 60” (1524 mm) material, with the ability to handle up to 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) coils.
Red Bud Industries Installs Heavy Gauge Cut-To-Length Line at Ratner Steel
Red Bud Industries recently completed the installation of a 0.625” (16 mm) x 76” (2000 mm) Heavy Gauge Cut To Length Line with Stretcher Leveler for Ratner Steel, a steel service center headquartered in Roseville, Minnesota. It was Ratner’s fourth Stretcher Leveler purchased from Red Bud Industries. The new line was installed at Ratner Steel’s new facility in Osceola, Arkansas.
The new line features Red Bud Industries’ T2 series Stretcher Leveler with a 30’ (9 m) stretch bed. In addition, this unit includes proprietary Quick Draw technology which produces the fastest stretch cycle times in the industry. SUREGRIP® long life metallic grippers and a powered gripper extraction system were also provided. The Line also features 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables with 60” (1524 mm) of vertical lift. This allows Ratner Steel to process an entire coil onto a single stack. The result is improved material handling and throughput.
Ratner Steel’s new line can handle coils up to 80,000 lbs (36,000 kg). The line consists of an Entry Coil Car, Dual Uncoiler, Heavy Gauge Peeler/Breaker, Pop Top Precision 4 HI Flattener, Stretcher Leveler, Servo Roll Feed, Variable Rake Shear, Heavy Gauge Drop Stacker, 60,000 lb (27,000 kg) Stack Tables, and End Discharge Rollouts.
Dimensional Metals Inc. Installs Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line
Dimensional Metals Inc., a metal building supplier, located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, has installed a Red Bud Industries Light Gauge Slitting Line. The new line is capable of Slitting material 0.060” (1.5 mm) x 48” (1220 mm) with coil weights up to 20,000 lbs (9,000 kg). Red Bud Industries is located in Red Bud, Illinois.
The line consists of an Entry Coil Lift, Traversing Uncoiler, Support Table with Pinch Rolls, PVC Applicator, Crop Shear, Slitter Head, Ball Scrap Winders, Thread System, Recoiler with Coil Pusher, and Exit Coil Lift.
Conklin Metal Industries Installs Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line
Conklin Metal Industries, a steel service center located in Atlanta, Georgia, recently installed a new Red Bud Industries Precision Blanking Line. The new line is capable of cutting and blanking material up to 0.078” (2 mm) by 60” (1600mm) at coil weights up to 50,000 lbs (22,680 kg). The line also has Beading and Coil Break Down Capabilities.
The line consists of a Coil Stage and Load System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Roller Leveler, Pop-Up Flatness Table, Thread System, Roll Feed, Shear, Drop Stacker, Automatic Lowering Stack table, and End Discharge Rollouts, and Recoiler for coil breakdowns. Also included in the line is Red Bud’s new Time Tracking system that monitors line downtime in effort to improve efficiency.
Allied Steelrode’s Red Bud Industries Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line and Stretcher Levelers Featured in Metalworking News
Metalworking News recently published a news article showcasing Allied Steelrode’s Red Bud Industries equipment. With a full Heavy Gauge Cut-to-Length Line and two Stretcher Levelers, Allied Steelrode has made the investments necessary to set themselves apart of the competition.
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