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Colt Automation designs systems to meet the most demanding application requirements. 

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A major Tier 1 automotive supplier needed a feed system solution for high strength material. Colt designed a Heavy Duty Cradle type, Space Saver, combination Straightener/Feeder system with advanced Allen Bradley controls. The system is capable of handling 40,000 lb, 60″ wide coils, 72″ O.D., .250″ thick material. Performance ranges from a 12″ feed at 40 spm to a 24″ feed at 20 spm, utilizing 8″ diameter feed rolls and 6″ diameter straightening rolls made from 52100 alloy steel hardened to 60-64 Rockwell.


The customer also noted that there was an extended distance from the crane bay to the cradle. Colt engineers designed a traveling, track mounted coil car system to traverse to and from the crane bay to supply the cradle storage station with reserve coils.


Another item from the “wish list” was a solution to run a continuous strip on high volume jobs without having the rethread a new coil from the cradle to the tool. Colt engineered a welding station with powered diamond cut feed rolls to positively position the trailing edge and leading edge of coils so they can be welded together to provide quick coil changes and reduce downtime.

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