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Russel Steel Welcomes 72-in. Stretch Leveler

Friday, June 20, 2014
 
Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, has installed a 72-in. wide by ½-in. thick stretch leveler on the cut-to-length line at Russel Metals, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The stretch leveler features a real-time stretch-strain yield-point elongation display, confirming that the strip has been effectively stretched and all springback has been eliminated; www.braner.com/.

New Coe Coil Line to Automotive Stamper

Thursday, June 19, 2014
 
Hudson Industries, Hudson, IN, a supplier of stamped metal parts to the automotive industry, has installed a Coe Press coil line on an Eagle 400-ton progressive-die press. Maximum coil width: 36 in.; coil weight capacity is 30,000 lb. The line, rated for 55,000-psi yield strength steel 0.020 to 0.187 in. thick, features #3 matte chrome rolls and a power straightener with 30-hp ac variable-speed drive. Its alligator-style peeler de-kinker station enables hands-free threading. The ServoMaster controller provides automatic passline-height adjustment and roll-pressure control.  Also included: coil reel with hydraulic traveling coil car, fail-safe drag brake, automatic drag-brake compensation and coil holddown arm with motorized endwheel; www.cpec.com/.

Yaskawa America Opens Mexican Facility

Thursday, June 19, 2014
 
Queretaro is the home of a new 5000-sq.-ft.  facility for Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, the company’s third location in Mexico. It will use the office for sales, training, parts warehousing and robot demonstrations; www.motoman.com/.

 

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