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Stainless Supplier Fires Up New CTL Line

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, PA, a supplier of stainless-steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe and tubular products, has installed a heavy-gauge cut-to-length line from Herr-Voss Stamco. The line, which includes a precision leveler (with 4-in.-dia. work rolls), overhung mandrel-type uncoiler, three-roll breaker and entry-crop shear, will allow the firm to expand its leveling capabilities on surface-critical 2B sheet finish, and corrective leveling on 0.375-in. material, according to Penn Stainless president Jim Seward. Line capacity: 50,000-lb. coil weight, 78-in. wide, material thickness 0.090 to 0.375 in. Besides precision leveling, Penn Stainless offers plate and sheet shearing, plasma and waterjet cutting, and machine and saw cutting; Learn more about Herr-Voss Stamco coil-processing equipment at

Bradbury Group Expands
in the Land Down Under

Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Bradbury Co., Inc., Moundridge, KS, through its subsidiary Bradbury Australia, Pty Ltd., will acquire the assets and intellectual property of Hilleng Intl. and Diecraft. The Australian companies manufacture panel-laminating systems and rollforming equipment, respectively. “The acquisition increases our service and support of the Australia and Southeast Asia marketplace,” says Mike Lowe, managing director of Hayes Intl., also a Bradbury Group subsidiary. More at

New ThyssenKrupp Facility
Adds Tight-Clearance CNC Shear

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The new ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA facility in Calvert, AL, has installed a new CNC shear to cut stainless-steel sheet 0.0-15 to ½ in. thick. The machine does the work of two shears, says its supplier, Hydrapower Intl., Marco Island, FL. It features CNC control of blade gap, rake angle and backgauge position, all optimized based on sheet thickness to avoid burrs and minimize distortion. Also included are special, closely spaced holddown cylinders and a safety light curtain;


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