roll and machine services
We service rolls by the thousand, no matter what manufacturer. If the rolls are from a straightening machine, we can service them ready to be placed back in service.
Every set of rolls enters our inspection department and goes through a rigorous procedure making sure they are not cracked, that the bearing journals are serviceable, and that the rolls will still be large enough after reprofiling to cover the machine standard size range. Each set of rolls is then re-profiled to the OEM data, or with a special profile optimized for the customer.
We also service carbide rolls which are often used for straightening hard and abrasive alloys. If using a Bronx, Sutton, or other older machine, we service those as well, ensuring the customer benefits from Turner roll design technology.
machine rebuilding and retrofitting
- Steam clean entire machine
- Tear down machine to component level
- Dimensionally inspect all components
- Perform magnetic particle inspection of all castings for cracks
- Replace or remanufacture all machined components to OEM tolerances
- Fit all new brass and bronze wearing parts
- Fit new or remanufacture all main drive components to OEM tolerances
- Recut roll profiles optimized for customer's product range
- Fit new roll bearings and seals
- Fit new or remanufacture all wearing parts in roll adjustment mechanisms
- Replace missing hand wheels, calibration scales, and pointers
- Paint rebuilt machine in customer's chosen color
- Fully test machine and ship back to customer
Model axy rebuild
Model 912.5 6-Roll Machine Complete Rebuild
MODEL a1 rebuild
Model 940 6-Roll Straightener rebuild
CASAM Remote support
computer aided setting and management
To set up a system for remote support, contact us to put the wheels in motion and receive the additional software.
machine inspection and troubleshooting
- Poor straightness
- Poor correction of product ovality
- Product marking
- Unwanted dimensional changes
- Excessive work hardening of product material
- Rapid roll wear
Our in-plant trouble shooting service and machine inspection service will give the technical helping hands required to get the issues resolved.
After our engineers visit, a full written report with digital photographs will be provided. This report will detail all issues found with recommended remedial actions required to address and solve the problems. Of course, it does not matter if the machine was made by Bronx, Sutton, K&A, or another older machine maker; our engineers know them all and can help you. We cannot solve every straightening issue, but if we can't, it is more than likely that no one can.
operator and maintenance training courses
Our operator and maintenance personnel training courses are carried out in the customer's plant on their machinery.
Maintenance has to know how to correctly align the machine rolls and keep the manual roll adjustments calibrated and easy to use, as well as recognizing what lubrication is needed, where too much lubrication must be avoided, and that roll wear is taking place because of poor maintenance.
The task of setting a machine is complex. Most straightening machines are set by the operator. The operator needs to adjust the height and angle of the rolls and finely set the amount of product deflection that should be used to straighten the product without excess work hardening. At the same time, it must be understood how the ranges of product sizes and yield strengths change the required settings used.
Our in-plant training courses carefully teach personnel the theories behind the successful use of the machinery within a classroom environment. With time to have questions answered, new and experienced operators are able to fully understand the theories involved and how poor setting results in unwanted problems and low productivity. With a sound knowledge of the theories, our training administrators then go out onto the shop floor and practically train each operator to put their knowledge into use on the machines they use each day.
Of course, it does not matter if the machine was made by Bronx, Sutton, K&A, or another older machine maker; we know them all and will train your personnel to maintain and set them for improved production.