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Nova Purchases Bradbury Line for Plant in Delta, Ohio

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Nova Steel Inc. has purchased a Heavy Gauge Slitting Line from Athader S.L., a member of The Bradbury Group. The line, to be installed in the Nova Steel and Tube LLC plant in Delta, Ohio, will slit 0.500-inch by 74-inch by 80,000-pound coils.

The slitting line features state-of-the-art automation, automatic coil loading, automatic slitter tooling changeover,and automatic separator changes to minimize production delays, the company claims.

A driven flattener, double eccentric slitter heads for precise slit edge tolerances and a unique injecta scrap chopper system to decrease downtime for chopper knife changeovers are also production-increasing components. The line will have side-shifting separators and automatic separator changeover systems to help the operators reach maximum production levels. Offline banding will allow the slitting line to run production while the exit banding is completed offline. The heavy gauge line will be supplied with a fully integrated safety system.

Nova Steel operates 18 divisions in Canada and the U.S., engaged in manufacturing, processing and distribution. The company announced plans to construct a new tube plant near the North Star BlueScope mill in Delta in 2020.

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