Searing Industries Installs 60,000# x 1/2" Turret Head™ Slitting Line

Ranch Cucamonga, CA - Searing Industries, a premier USA manufacturer of mechanical, ornamental, and heavy wall welded structural steel tubing has installed a new high-performance 1/2" Single-Loop Turret Head™ Slitting Line in its 300,000+ square foot manufacturing facility in Ranch Cucamonga, CA. The new 1/2" Slitting Line joins two additional Braner/Loopco Slitting lines at Searing Industries. The massive new Slitting Line, which will be dedicated primarily for producing high-quality heavy-gauge slit coil for Searing's mechanical and structural tube mills, has the ability to process 60,000# hot rolled black, pickled, cold rolled and galvanized carbon steel coils in gauges from .060" through 1/2" in tight-line and single-loop operating modes.

Single-Loop Turret Head™ Slitting Line processes hot rolled and cold rolled carbon steel coils in gauges from .060" through 1/2" in tight-line and single-loop operating modes.

Four Arm Turnstiles stage and store 80" diameter coils at the entry and exit ends of Searing's 1/2" Slitting Line.

Compact High Pass Line: Searing Industries' new 1/2" Slitting Line is an example of Braner/Loopco's high-performance compact high pass line arrangement that positions the Uncoiler and Recoiler at floor level with the processing section installed at an elevation to match the largest coil OD. The arrangement allows the strip to be processed through the line without forced reverse bending against the natural coil set. Compact high pass line benefits include quick and easy coil threading, elimination of reverse-bend coil-breaks, and elimination of strip surface damage from deflector roll scuffing. The arrangement allows the Uncoiler and Recoiler to be tucked-in close to the Entry and Exit Units, conserving floor space, speeding coil threading, and providing excellent coil tracking necessary to generate tight and straight side-wall slit coils.

The Compact High Pass Line arrangement processes coils without bending the strip against the natural coil-set. The Uncoiler and Recoiler are installed tight against the entry and exit stations, reducing coil threading time and conserving floor space.

60,000# x 80" OD master coils are handled by an expanding mandrel shifting base Uncoiler. Lightweight Uncoiler Fillers can be quickly installed for handling coil IDs from 28" through 32". An entry Pinch Roll & Coil Straightener removes heavy-gauge coil-set and threads the strip to the Crop Shear and Turret Head™ Slitter. Hydraulic cylinder positioned thru-hardened 52100 tool steel Side Guides direct the strip. A non-contact fiber-optic Edge Guide System maintains coil edge position while running. A Hydraulic Guillotine Shear crops coil ends ahead of the Slitter.

Turret Head Slitter™ w/ "Threadless" Tooling Lock Nuts: A 300 HP Turret Head Slitter with two (2) quick-change 12" slitter heads produces precise tolerance slit strips with minimum burr throughout the entire range of gauges and mechanical properties. The Slitter arbors are supported in precision machine tool quality bearings mounted in massive one-piece stress-relieved and precision machined solid steel arbor housings. The rotatable Turret is mounted on a precision anti-friction ring bearing, which assures precise arbor alignment and makes slitter head exchange quick and effortless. The outboard arbor housing is supported on precision anti-friction machine tool slides and is engaged and disengaged by hydraulic cylinder. Large precision machined aluminum-bronze guide blocks secure the adjustable upper arbor bearing boxes in the end housings.

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