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Red Bud Industries Receives Order for Light Gauge Slitting and Packaging Line

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Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill., has received an order for a light gauge slitting and packaging line from Ply Gem Siding Group, a manufacturer of metal building products, located in Sidney, Ohio.

Ply Gem’s new line is rated for 0.031 inch (0.80 millimeter) by 48 inches (1,220 millimeters) material with coil weights up to 20,000 pounds (9,000 kilograms).

The new light gauge slitting line is designed to produce small coils quickly. Once a predetermined amount of material is slit, the line automatically stops, the strips are cut and the coils are automatically removed.  The system is also designed for quick set up and changeover. The slitting line incorporates a CNC semi-automatic slitting head, which can be quickly set up from one job to the next. This eliminates costly downtime that can occur when using a conventional Packed Arbor Slitter.

The packaging line includes an automatic stacking and stretch wrapping system, which improves throughput and reduces labor requirements.

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