Red Bud Industries Receives Slitting Line Order from Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation

Red Bud Industries recently received an order for a High Speed Slitting Line for Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation. Lapham-Hickey Steel is a 4th generation family owned and operated full-line carbon service center that was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois. With 11 total locations throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast, Lapham-Hickey is an industry-leading supplier of slit coil, sheet, plate, bars, tubing and fabricated products. The new 60” (1525 mm) by 60,000 lb. (27,000 kg) line will be capable of processing material from .008” (.2 mm) up to .250” (6.3 mm) in thickness. The line will be installed in a new 35,000 square foot addition to their Bedford Park, Illinois, plant.

The line is designed for quick setup and changeover. A coil prep and automatic coil loading system will be provided. The line will also feature “hands free” push button strip threading from the Uncoiler and directly into the Recoiler’s gripper slot. This will allow operators to thread the coil without ever coming in contact with the strip. The system will also include three Slitting Heads, a Double Looper, as well as Dual Helical Scrap Choppers. In addition, a Dual Mandrel Recoiler is included as well as a complete Packaging Line which will feature a Fully-Automatic Banding System and Stretch Wrapping System. This Slitter is also equipped with state of the art guarding, providing the operators a high degree of safety.

The new line will consist of an Automatic Coil Loading System, Uncoiler, Peeler Breaker, Entry Crop Shear, Three Packed Arbor Slitting Heads, Dual Helical Scrap Choppers, Double Looper Thread System, Tensioner System, Exit Crop Shear, Dual Mandrel Recoiler, Exit Coil Lift, Four Arm Powered Turnstile, and a Fully-Automatic Packaging Line.