Monterrey, MX - Fortacero SA de CV, a large flat rolled steel distributor and coil processor has installed a Braner/Loopco Cassette Leveler Servo-Feed Cut-to-Length Line in its Monterrey Mexico flagship facility. The new CTL line is capable of processing 75" wide x 80,000 PSI yield strength hot rolled black & pickled and cold rolled carbon steel coil in gauges from .024" through 1/4". The line processes from 20" to 75" wide weighing up to 25-tons and produces panel flat sheets in lengths to 20'. The new Cassette Leveler CTL line is Fortacero's second Braner/Loopco CTL line, joining a 75" x .024" to 3/8" Cassette Leveler-Servo Feed line operating in Fortacero's Mexico City facility.
1/4" x 75" Hi-Strength Cassette Leveler / Servo Feed Line.
Entry Station: A telescoping blade Peeler, hydraulic Pinch Rolls, and pushbutton positioned Side Guides thread the coil into the Entry Shear where the coil lead-end is cropped and squared-off. A Scrap cart collects the sheared head end scrap. A laser aids master coil positioning on the Uncoiler while a hydraulic servo non-contact Edge Control automatically maintains coil edge alignment while running.
Entry Station aligns, threads and crops the lead end of the coil.
Cassette Leveler: A massive 4-post "Cassette" type corrective Leveler equipped with two (2) interchangeable Cassettes delivers panel-flat sheets throughout the entire .024" - .250" gauge range. A 1.625" x 4-Hi Cassette processes gauges from .024" through .100". A 3.500" x 4-Hi Cassette is employed to process hi-strength gauges from .075" through .250". Cassettes are exchanged via pushbutton in about 2-minutes. Benefits of the Cassette Leveler include a wide gauge and product range, simplified work roll, back-up, and universal shaft maintenance, and improved "up-time" because Cassette cleaning & maintenance is accomplished while the Leveler operates with another Cassette.