Canadian Stamper Orders Automatic Feed CTL LineJanuary 9, 2023
Automatic Feed Company (AFCO), Napoleon, OH, has received an order for a custom cut-to-length (CTL) line from an Ontario-based automotive stamping company, scheduled for installation in the spring of 2024. The line, which includes an uncoiler, feeder, straightener, shear, coil cart, threading table and magnetic stacker, will be equipped to cut steel blanks from 4.75-78 in. wide, from stock 0.6 to 3.2 mm thick, at a maximum yield strength of 1480 MPa. The straight-cut shear can reach speeds of 120 strokes/min. and the overall line has a maximum speed of 50 m/min.
Other line features: the straightener offers independent entry and exit bridge adjustment controlled by hydraulic motor-actuated screw jacks, and includes AFCO’s Straightener Calculator to assist operators with straightener bridge adjustment for coil correction; the feeder has chromed rolls and an AFCO cassette-style pinch-roll assembly for easy replacement; and the uncoiler comes with two coil carts and provides storage for two coils, while the thread table has an anti-backup feature to prevent material from falling into the looping pit.
See also: Automatic Feed Company
Technologies: Coil and Sheet Handling