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Compact Press-Feed Line

July 17, 2023


Booth D41318

formtek-maine-compact-feed-lineFormtek-Maine will display a new high-capacity compact press-feed system at FABTECH 2023, engineered for an end user producing off-the-road tires and wheels. The 24-in.-wide line consists of a combination straightener/feeder with holddown peeler station and a motorized stock reel, and can process cold-rolled steel to 0.375 in. thick at full width in coils weighing to 15,000 lb.

The straightener/feeder features seven 4-in.-dia. backed-up straightener rolls and four 6-in.-dia. powered pinch rolls, along with powered upper-roll adjustment, two sets of handwheel-adjusted edge guides, powered passline-height adjustment, a consolidated controls package with full-color touchscreen HMI, and a secondary encoder pinch-roll assembly. The entry holddown peeler station includes a hydraulic powered holddown arm with powered wheel, and a hydraulic powered peeler table with coil-breaker clamp arm to facilitate hands-free thread-up when paying off of the top or bottom of the coil.

The stock reel has a secondary coil-clamping arm for added safety during thread-up, powered side-guide roller-type coil keepers, interlocking saw-tooth drum mandrel segments, a high-capacity spring-set safety brake, and dual payoff modes: paddle loop for heavier-gauge coils, and slack-loop mode off the back of the coil for lighter-gauge materials. The combination upender/coil car can reorient coils from an eye-to-the-sky position to a horizontal one to load onto the stock reel mandrel.

Industry-Related Terms: Edge, Mandrel, Stock Reel
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Formtek-ME

Technologies: Coil and Sheet Handling


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