Steel Coil Processing Feed Line Equipment

Colt's Conventional Feed Lines bring Mechanical Engineering Science
& Advanced Software Fabrication

Colt’s Conventional Coil Feed Lines for processing sheet metal coils in a variety of materials have been specifically engineered to meet your long-term and short-term needs and are suited to all press types.  Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) and High-Strength Steel (HSS) have rapidly become a popular material used by stamping fabricators to build automotive parts, parts for appliances, batteries and so much more. 

To process bulk sheet metal coils made from AHSS and other such thick gauge steel takes specialized equipment to deliver fast and accurately to the Press. Colt’s coil handling equipment has dramatically increased the efficiency and throughput of pressrooms.

Advanced controls and mechanical enhancements increase profitability, reduce downtime and has become a staple for steel coil handling feed lines. 

Conventional Feed Line equipment include: Uncoiler / DecoilersPeelers & ThreadersPowered StraightenersThreading/Looping TableServo Feeder and other coil tail technologies.

Modular Equipment For Maximum Efficiency And Flexibility

Each individual Coil Processing Equipment Feed Line Component is precision engineered and can operate independently or as part of a common feed line. This allows for future proofing as material changes. Each separate component can be replaced or retrofitted as, and when required. Greater flexibility at lower costs change only the piece of equipment you need when you need it.

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Feed Line Components

Flexible To Your Needs:

Advanced Controls with visual display

Manual or Automated parameter controls with recipe options

All rolls are 52100 alloy steel hardened to 60-64 Rockwell and cylindrically ground: Best-in-Class 

Available with power, or braking configuration options 

Fits into any press environment – Blanking, Prog, Transfer, Roll Forming etc.

Individually changeable Feed Line components

Scalable Weight and Width (7, 9, 11 roll options)

Light, Medium, Heavy & Extra Heavy-Duty

Cluster gear driven entry & exit pinch rolls

Aviation grade alloy gears with hardened teeth

Efficient fast coil changeovers (often 4 minutes or less)

Low Maintenance

High accurate output with SERVO technology

• Quality, long lasting, best-in-class material and parts

Conventional Coil Handling Feed Line Examples

Fine Blanking Feed Line. European Quality, North American Budget

15,000lbs X 12inches. This conventional coil Feed Line used for fine blanking consists of a 9 roll fully-automated Straightener, Automated Entry Guides, Peeler/Threader/DekinkerTraveling Uncoiler to a Fixed Coil Car. Uncoiler is equipped with auto- centering, automated Hydraulic Retaining Arms and a Fine blanking Pumpkin Tooth Mandrel to reduce coil tail trap. Advanced Controls & Features utilizing customer selected Omron HMI, & PLC.

FINE Blanking Feed Line

6,000lbs X 12inch Medium-Duty Conventional Coil Feed Line

Equipped with a Double Uncoiler with Hold Down Arms a 9 rolls Alligator Head Straightener and a Medium-Duty Feeder. Advanced Controls & Features utilizing customer selected Siemens HMI, & PLC.

Medium Duty Conventional Feed Line

50,000lbs x 72inch Extra Heavy-Duty Conventional Feed Line

fully featured AHSS Feed Line recently built by COLT for a Top 5 Tier One Automotive Manufacturer. COLT has been manufacturing the finest in automation feed equipment for: stampers, fabricators, and roll feeds for a variety of manufacturers since 1965.
Conventional feed line example

Coil Processing Equipment equipped with Extra Heavy-Duty Straightener, Triple Backup rolls to limit roll deflection for processing AHSS, and Colt designed counterbalance pinch rolls for near weightlessness. Ideal for aluminum, a traversing Servo Feeder, with Hydraulic Clamping to allow for Stacking Cart access. Torque Drive powered Uncoiler has Pumpkin Tooth Mandrel, Hydraulic Retaining arms. Advanced controls & features utilizing customer selected Rockwell/Allen Bradly Kinetics drives, AB HMI’s, & PLC. All Automated & recipe centering, rolls and guide adjustments, Pass line height.

Colt Automation can
provide many optional
features to fully automate
the entire feed process.

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