Flat Trak CL

Flat Trak® CL Series measures, displays and makes automated adjustments to the leveler!

For years, Bradbury hydraulic leveling technology has led the industry in innovation and ease of operation.  Now, the creative designers at Bradbury have stepped outside the box once again.  This system is accurate, intuitive and easy to operate.  All monitoring is performed before the material is sheared with lower scrap output as a main focus.  In most cases this system will pay for itself in reduction of scrap costs.

Flat Trak CL Series Logo

 

Accurate

The new FlatTrak CL incorporates a laser measurement system to acquire an accurate shape profile.  This process happens in real time and is displayed on the operator screen in the form of a three dimensional topographical view.  It is also measured in I-Units so that verification of flatness is achieved per ASTM A568.

Intuitive

The new software analyses the shape of the surface of the material to determine the location of loose material and will offer a suggestion to correct it.  Once selected by the operator, the change will adjust the leveler backups and immediate improvement will be seen on the screen.  If further adjustment is needed, another suggestion will appear.  Once the material is flat within I-Unit standards, the software will continuously monitor shape.

Automatic

When the material is determined flat by the operator using FlatTrak, the control can be placed in automatic mode.  The system will automatically monitor the surface shape throughout the coil in case a problem occurs.  If a problem develops, the software will automatically make adjustments to the leveler for correction.

Flat Trak® CL Series Video

 

 

Monitor at a Distance

Flat Trak Light Stack
A multi colored light stack is mounted on the FlatTrak unit so that flatness can be monitored from a distance.  A GREEN light indicates that everything is flat and within standards.  An AMBER light informs the operator that a wave above 5 i-Units is present on the strip although the leveler will continue to send adjustments to the leveler for correction.  A RED light will alert the operator that his attention may be needed to stop the line to reduce possible “out of spec” material being processed.  Material would them be backed up and a return to suggested corrections will get the strip back on track and suitable for shipment.  

 

Less Operator Training

A major focus to the development of FlatTrak CL was to assist new or learning operators with a tool to make correct decisions on problems with the shape of material.  This system will also free up your most experienced operator to work on other tasks on your production line.  FlatTrak is on duty 24/7 and can relieve fatigue caused by continuously monitoring material shape issues, only notifying the operator in cases of serious defect issues.

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