McNeilus Steel Installs FourthRed Bud Stretcher Leveling Line


McNeilus Steel installed a .500” (12.7 mm) Cut-To-Length Line with a Stretcher Leveler with “SUREGRIP®” technology from Red Bud Industries at their Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, facility. This is the fourth Stretcher Leveling Line that McNeilus has installed from Red Bud Industries. It joins the two lines at their Dodge Center, Minnesota, facility and the line at their Fargo, North Dakota, service center.

The new line features a number of new innovations that increase line speed and throughput. The system can run in both start/stop and looping modes of operation. In looping mode, output is increased by almost 80% over start/stop mode. The line also features a Heavy Gage Drop Stacker that mounts directly to a Variable Rake Shear. This configuration fully supports and neatly stacks heavy gage material. The Drop Stacker can process heavy gage sheets up to 480” (12,192 mm) in length.

McNeilus Steel’s new line can process coils up to 72″ (1830 mm) wide with a maximum weight of 80,000 lbs. (36,287 kg). The line consists of an In-Line Stage & Load System, Dual Stub Uncoiler, Heavy Gage Peeler/Breaker, Crop Shear, Dual Cassette Roller Leveler, Roller Inspection Area, Dust Collection System, Stretcher Leveler, Heavy Gage Grip Feed, Variable Rake Shear, and a Heavy Gage Drop Stacker with End Discharge Rollouts.

The SUREGRIP trademark is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.