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Bradbury UK Builds 24-Ton CTL Slitting Line



Bradbury International UK Ltd. and the Bradbury Co., Inc. of the U.S. collaborated to design and manufacture a large 24-ton CTL/Crosscut Trapezoidal Slitting Line. This high-capacity line was built for a customer in the Middle East and underwent extensive testing before being shipped abroad. Bradbury UK held several Open House viewings so that those interested could see this large, automated line in operation.

The line includes a 24-ton twin-cone uncoiler, a high-precision 11-roll hydraulic leveler, guillotine shear, bias-head crosscut slitter, and hydraulic stacking system. The hydraulic down-stroking guillotine pivots from 0º to 4º to cut true trapezoidal blanks from coil steel 3 to 10 mm thick. A hydraulic blade gap adjustment compensates for gauge changes. During slitting, trapezoidal blanks are produced by traversing the slitting head across the width of the strip as the slitter knives cut along the length of the part. This custom Trapezoidal CTL/Slitter Line handles hot-rolled steel up to 10 mm thick and 2.2 m wide. Production is estimated at 300 sheets per shift. Maximum cut length is 16 m, and maximum line speed is 30 mpm.

For more information about Bradbury UK rollformers, related coil processing equipment, and custom-built lines, telephone the Bradbury UK office at 01384.893777 (+44.1384.893777 from outside the country).

Bradbury Group Acquires Assets of Metform Engineering

Moundridge, KS / 17 March 2004

The Bradbury Co., Inc., acting through its European subsidiary, Bradbury International UK Ltd., located in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, has purchased certain assets of Metform Engineering Ltd., located in Dudley, West Midlands, England. Metform Engineering had previously announced plans to close its Dudley operation.

Metform Engineering customers can contact Bradbury International UK by phone at +44.1384.893777, by Fax at +44.1384.893711, and through its website at The Bradbury Co., Inc. acquired intellectual property rights of Metform Engineering and will continue to service and make components for Metform machines to OEM specifications.

In addition to Metform replacement parts, the companies of The Bradbury Group manufacture high-speed rollforming machines and systems. They build Rafted® Rollformers that allow rapid tooling changes, B.O.S.S.™ Shears, Double Wide® and Double High® Rollformers for fast section changes, and QTR™ Purlin Rollformers capable of producing multiple sections in a single roll space. These companies also make advanced leveler systems, high-speed presses, punch and cutoff systems, folding machines, and automated production systems.

The Bradbury Group is headquartered in Moundridge, Kansas, U.S.A. The companies of The Bradbury Group are leading manufacturers and worldwide suppliers of rollforming equipment and integrated systems designed for metal-forming applications in a wide range of industries. To see equipment photographs and find additional information about the companies of The Bradbury Group, their individual products, and integrated manufacturing systems, visit Use the website to contact The Bradbury Group or call +1.620.345.6394. Written inquiries should be addressed to The Bradbury Co., Inc., 1200 E Cole, PO Box 667, Moundridge, Kansas, 67107, USA.