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Planisher Flattens Coil-End Welds to Allow Continuous Metalforming

Friday, May 1, 2009
Kent Corp., North Royalton, OH, has developed a new coil-end weld planisher, which has a fixed upper planisher roll that is hydraulically driven on two linear bearings. The lower anvil adjusts up and down via a precision screw-and-wedge assembly, and a machine-mounted dial indicator allows the anvil to be positioned to precisely match material thickness. This prevents over-planishing and eliminates the need to adjust pressure for each sheetmetal thickness. The planisher will flatten gas-tungsten-arc welds back to original sheetmetal thickness to allow the welds to easily pass through rollform, tube and progressive-die lines. This also allows for strip processors to sell the weld in their final product.

Kent Corp.: 440/237-9286;


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