Fast material change ensures high flexibility

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SCHRAG will use the blanking line to produce edging profiles such as purlins and bolts, pilasters and frames (clockwise from top left).
SCHRAG will use the blanking line to produce edging profiles such as purlins and bolts, pilasters and frames (clockwise from top left).

Edging profiles are a mainstay of industrial and commercial buildings: the lightweight metal strips are ideal for the easy, fast and safe construction of roofs and walls. The profiles produced using press brake technology, such as purlins and bolts, fanlight frames and box gutters, provide the flexibility and design freedom to create best-fit solutions for a variety of requirements. Profiles also offer added value as wall coverings, window and door frames, as well as photovoltaic support structures.

As a member of the SCHRAG Group, SCHRAG Edging Profiles has now launched production on its seventh Schuler blanking line to manufacture such edging profiles. The line includes coil loading, decoiler, straightener, coil laminator, roll feed, hole punch and cut-to-length shear. But to start at the beginning: in the first stage of the production process, the decoiler is loaded with one of three coils on a rotatable storage unit – each coil can weigh as much as twelve metric tons and be up to 1,600 millimeters wide. The rotatable three-coil storage unit ensures a high degree of flexibility, as it enables the manufacturer to quickly change materials. Thanks to the optimized rewinding function, the coil which is no longer required can be quickly and precisely rewound.