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Steel-Service Center Adds
Third Robotic-Cutting Cell

Monday, December 13, 2010
AT&F Steel, Cleveland, OH, a steel-service center and provider of custom metal-fabricating services, has installed its third robotic-cutting system. The new setup boasts contour-beveling capabilities via a six-axis torch-wielding robot (plasma or oxyfuel) and a laser-guided camera system. Cutting speed peaks at 300 in./min, with beveling from 0 to 60 deg. Cutting table: 13 by 50 ft. More at

Provider of Coil-Processing Systems
Sets Up Shop in Brazil

Friday, December 10, 2010
Delta Brands Inc. (DBI), Irving, TX, a designer and builder of custom coil-processing lines, cut-to-length lines, slitting, shearing and other systems, has established a sales and service center in Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The location will provide sales, marketing, engineering services, and after-sales and spare-parts support. DBI specializes in lines able to run high-strength carbon steel in thicknesses from 0.060 to 1 in., and widths from 24 to 96 in.;

Braner/Loopco Slitting Line Headed to Rio

Friday, December 10, 2010
Material processor Dova, SA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has ordered its second slitting line from Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, to process surface-critical coated coil. The line will be able to process 1525- by 6.3- mm material (as thin as 0.38 mm) and features a single-loop turret head and slit-coil packaging line. Also included is non-marking roll tensioning and a shape-correction cluster leveler. Packaging capacity: 5-ton slit coils. More at


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