Ratner Steel Installs Third Red Bud Stretcher Leveler
Ratner Steel of Roseville, Minnesota, installed a 77” wide by .500” Cut-To-Length Line with a “SUREGRIP®” Adjustable Stretcher Leveler from Red Bud Industries. The new line can handle coils up to 80,000 lb. and also features a 48’ Stacker with dual 60,000 lb. Stack Tables. The new hybrid line runs in both start/stop and looping modes. Thicker material is run in start/stop mode while 5/16” and lighter material runs in a loop. The loop allows up to 80% higher productivity while also allowing the line to produce significantly better length and squareness tolerances.
This is the third Stretcher Leveler that Ratner has installed from Red Bud, but their first complete line. The new line was installed at a greenfield site in Portage, Indiana.
The line consists of an In-Line Stage & Load System, Dual Stub Uncoiler, Monitoring System, Heavy Gage Peeler/Breaker, Crop Shear, Dual Roller Levelers, Edge Trim System with Scrap Choppers, “SUREGRIP” Adjustable Clamp Stretcher Leveler, Heavy Gage Grip Feed System, Variable Rake Shear, and a Heavy Gage Drop Stacker with End Discharge Rollouts.