A cut-to-length (CTL) or a blanking line unrolls and flattens a coil of material, cuts it into sheets of precise lengths and stacks those sheets into a bundle. Functions can include, but not be limited to, coil stocking and coil loading, uncoiling and coil opening, straightening of the leading edge of the coil, edge trimming, scrap balling, scrap cutting, and sheet stacking. In-line equipment used in a system can vary according to the width, thickness and incoming coil weight and may include coil storage, uncoiler and coil loading, leveler, flattener, dust collector, grip, roll feeds, shears, laser cutting system, sheet stacker and related tooling and accessories.
The advent of turnkey and completely integrated coil-fed laser processing systems promises to enable serious reductions in part costs.
Variable beam shaping fiber laser technology, and the redesign of automation solutions to better handle part sorting are among the advances that position Mazak Optonics for the future.
Variations in machinery allow users to create unique designs and applications to support the emerging small tube segment.
Stocked with metal fabrication machines ranging from entry level to custom designed, and full parts and service departments, Trilogy Machinery collaborates with customers to determine the best solutions for their applications.
LVD Company nv has added panel bending equipment to its portfolio, which includes high-speed panel bending systems. LVD’s panel benders feature a servo-driven design, which requires minimal service and is nearly maintenance-free.
Dynabrade Inc.’s Renny Doyle Series polisher features a lightweight, low-profile design, which is precision balanced to deliver superior power. The tool is ideal for use with both 5” and 6” diameter pads.
Metal Forming & Fabricating Industry News
Big Rapids Products Increases Uptime by More Than 25 Percent with new Servo Press
Big Rapids Products has installed its first AIDA servo press, housed at one of its Mt. Sterling, Ky., facilities.
HP’s 3D Printing Business and Sandvik Collaborate to Pioneer a new Era of Advanced Materials
Advanced materials are set to expand and revolutionize 3D printing possibilities with HP Metal Jet. The collaboration introduces cutting-edge materials such as superalloys and high performing, competitively priced 316L.