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METALCON / October 6-8 / 2021 Tampa

Maximize Your METALCON Experience; And Get the Credit You Deserve

METALCON is pleased to announce that most of the education included in the Total Experience will qualify for Continuing Education Credits (Including: AIA, CSI,ICC and more) Be sure to take advantage of all the education METALCON has to offer. Learn from the industry’s top technical whizzes, business experts, design professionals, and industry insiders. From intensive pre-show workshops to 40+ FREE educational sessions conveniently located inside the exhibit hall, to inspiring Keynotes and Super Sessions, METALCON has it all.  Every attendee will receive certificates of completion for each course.  Credit information for each course will be available in each course description.  Be sure to check back regularly for updated crediting information!


NEW this Year: Earn Valuable Continuing Education Units on the Showfloor!

⮞   We are pleased to announce that METALCON attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education Units. 

⮞   The Total Experience attendees can earn up to 15 ICC Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), 15 AIA Learning Units (LU), including up 5 LU HSW’s.  Certificates can be provided for all other Continuing Education bodies. 

⮞   The Architect’s Experience Attendees can earn up to 18 AIA and 20 CSI Continuing Education Units.

⮞   All education is subject to change at any point in time


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Bradbury Group, The

Moundridge,  KS 
United States
http://www.bradburygroup.com
  • Booth: 1223


The Bradbury Group produces high-quality, productivity-enhancing metal processing equipment for customers around the world. We takes a very proactive team approach to supporting your investment with exemplary service.

The Bradbury Group of manufacturing companies are dedicated to producing high-quality, productivity-enhancing metal processing equipment for customers around the world.

The Bradbury Group provides Roll Forming Equipment, Cut-To-Length Lines, Levelers, Automated Production Systems, Insulated Metal Panel Equipment, Metal Tile Roofing Systems, and Controls for entry level operations to full scale facilities. Our machines and systems are known for their reliability, high productivity, and scrap reduction. Our product lines include a variety of roll formers designed for fast tooling and section changes including panel, purlin, trim, steel framing and portable roll formers, roll forming tools and dies, advanced hydraulic levelers with e-Drive™ technology, cut-to-length lines, high-speed presses and shears, hydraulic punch and cutoff systems,insulated panel and mineral wool systems, embossing and calendaring equipment, metal tile roofing systems,  and automation controls. Bradbury’s roster of trim shop equipment includes Hydraulic Long Folders, Panther Cub II™
Slitter/Shears, uncoilers and recoilers, stand-alone sheet slitters, coil tippers, gutter machines and hemmers.

Brands: B.O.S.S.™ Shear, QTR™ Purlin Roll Former, Viper®, DW Viper®, Rafted® Rollformer, Double High® Rollformer. Bradbury Long Folders, Panther Cub II™ Slitter/Shears.


 Press Releases

  • June 2021 - The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, is expanding its test and assembly facility by approximately 40% to increase manufacturing capacity and provide additional space for testing the custom-built production lines before shipping to customers' facilities. The addition, which will extend 10' higher than theBradbury Group Headquarters existing facility, will be engineered to house 30-ton cranes. Beginning steps are taking place in the multi-phase expansion process that should be complete by February of 2022. In addition to increasing manufacturing space, Bradbury is adding to its labor force and is accepting applications for numerous careers at the global headquarters in Moundridge.   

    "Bradbury manufactures equipment for a variety of industries. We are expanding not only our assembly and testing facility but also our workforce. Our equipment utilizes the latest automation technology, and we are always looking to add highly engaged people to our team. With the addition of robotics and advanced automation, our lines of equipment have lengthened and the additional floor space will accommodate our need to assemble, test, and deliver these large systems to our customers. We are excited to complete this expansion project and add capacity to our company as we continue to grow and serve our customers," stated Ryan Durst, Bradbury President. 

    Bradbury's fabrication shop, where the major components required for the assembly of Bradbury equipment are machined, houses 60 various CNC machines including horizontal lathes, vertical lathes, horizontal mills, vertical mills, and boring mills.  The custom equipment is built and tested in Bradbury's assembly and test facility. Careers are available in various positions throughout the company.  

    Bradbury is a world leader in roll forming and coil processing technology. We are here to increase your production and effectively grow your business. Call us to find out more about our products and services. One Bradbury Group – working for you.

    WE BUILD MACHINES. WE SELL SOLUTIONS. 

  • Bradbury Provides Roll Forming Solution for MicroMetl

    Moundridge, Kan., May, 2021 — MicroMetl is the nation’s largest independent manufacturer of accessories for commercial heating and cooling equipment. Recent changes in its product mix put MicroMetl in a position where major advancements had to be considered for its production process if the company wanted to remain competitive.

    “We’re always looking at ways to do a better job for our customers,” says Brandon Schultz, CIO of MicroMetl, headquartered in Indianapolis. “To be competitive we must produce high-quality products in a cost-effective manner, so we have to continually look for ways to drive down the cost of production. We have been doing this for 56 years, and we need the best tools to stay competitive. So, with the change in our product mix, we went to our engineers and asked them, how can we be faster and cheaper?”

    Ultimately, the change in product mix required MicroMetl to be more flexible when it comes to production. MicroMetl turned to The Bradbury Group for help.

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    “We wanted to increase our manufacturing flexibility and capacity to meet our customer demands in a more efficient manner,” says Scott Nelson, MicroMetl’s Senior Manufacturing Engineer. “Our existing roll former was aged and would not adjust for the flexibility we needed.”

    MicroMetl originally reached out to Bradbury in 2017 and again in 2018, trying to make an educated decision on what was needed to make the MicroMetl operation more efficient.

    “Fast forward to March 2020, we were approved to purchase a new roll former, but on a tight timeline,” Nelson says. “Bradbury had a rep at our facility in Indianapolis almost immediately and right at the beginning of the pandemic. Within three weeks, we had the quote from Bradbury on the custom design and a purchase order was sent confirming the sale. I feel all our requests and requirements were met in a timely fashion to help bring this project to fruition, especially challenging during a year of uncertain times.”

    MicroMetl’s main contacts at Bradbury were sales representative Zack Ledford and project engineer manager Scott Miller.

    MicroMetl purchased a 420-3-12P-STR (Single Telescoping Roll Former) to manufacturer HVAC panels for knockdown rooftop curb adapters.

    “Zack and Scott were in constant communication with me during the design phase, which was crucial to getting the project off on the right foot, Nelson says. “They were readily available for any questions throughout the process and communicated with us in a timely fashion.”

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    Nelson worked directly with Bradbury engineers to investigate the possibility of a roll former that could do everything MicroMetl needed. “We visited Bradbury (in Moundridge, Kan.) and they basically took us through a Roll Forming 101 class,” Nelson says. “We spent four days at Bradbury, learning about our machine and roll forming in general. We tested our parts and worked through any programming issues. When it was time to sign off, we had our closing meeting with all the individuals who helped make the project a success during the design and going forward during installation and maintenance.

    “Our old roll former could produce a one-size part. Any changes to that part had to be made on the press brake, by a highly skilled and highly paid operator. With our new roll former, with the push of a button, we can go from producing our smallest part to our largest part in less than two minutes. The roll former is the solution to performing 90 percent of the work we need without using the press brake or outsourcing any work.”

    MicroMetl can now manufacture panels with varying size webs, legs and lips. The old roll former manufactured one size web, leg and lip. “We can reduce our changeover time dramatically with the automated system that quickly changes from one curb size to another in a matter of minutes,” Nelson says. “We can feed multiple gauge thicknesses through the roll former without adjusting by using the BardieTM Cartridge Technology. That’s extremely helpful in our deck pan manufacturing where different gauges may be in the same stack of blanks.”

    MicroMetl has reduced the number of hours needed on press brakes to manufacture curbs that could not be made on the old roll former. That frees up press brakes (and operators) to form other parts that are currently being outsourced. “We have reduced the number of hours to complete a job compared to press brakes,” Nelson says. “We have also reduced overall scrap of knock-down curb adapters because the precision of the roll former compared to the press brakes.”

    “The overall experience was a lot easier than I thought it would because of the expertise at Bradbury” Nelson says.

    About The Bradbury Company

    The companies of the Bradbury Group are known for the cutting-edge technology and reliability built into every product – and for the exceptional service that helps us satisfy customers worldwide. We strive to set the standard for automated production and systems integration in the metal processing industry. We believe our leveling, cutoff, punch, folding and roll forming machines and automated systems set the highest standard for productivity, reliability and safety in coil processing. To learn more, visit https://bradburygroup.com.


 Products

  • Bradbury B.O.S.S.™ Shear
    The Bradbury B.O.S.S.™ Series is a state of the art roll former and closed-loop servo shear with speeds up to 300 FPM (90 mpm) and accuracy of 1/16” (1.5 mm). The B.O.S.S.™ can be closed coupled to a new or existing roll former......

  • The Bradbury Orbital Servo Shear (B.O.S.S.™) brings a revolution to metal sheet cutting. This high speed, closed loop flying shear was developed to increase shearing productivity - and there is no other piece of equipment like it. With its state-of-the-art features, the B.O.S.S.™ provides high production with close tolerance shearing. The intelligent drive and shear system allows the B.O.S.S.™ to be close coupled to a new or existing rollformer and acceleration or deceleration of the line does not affect the cut.

    The unique orbital design provides smooth acceleration and allows the B.O.S.S.™ to not be bound by the components needed in the traditional rack and pinion concept. Length and batch information can be manually entered at the control station, or the B.O.S.S.™ can receive downloaded production information from a remote computer.

  • Bradbury Trim Equipment
    The Bradbury Group offers a full line of robust trim shop equipment designed to manufacture tight tolerance metal building trim parts.......

  • The Bradbury Group offers a full line of robust trim shop equipment designed to manufacture tight tolerance metal building trim parts. The Group's trim equipment offering is comprised of multi-profile trim roll formers, hydraulic long folders, slit/CTL lines, recoil lines, hemmers, coil tippers, coil cars, stand-alone sheet slitters, ridge cap benders, and rainwater goods. 
  • Bradbury Group IMP Coil Joining Unit
    Bradbury Group manufactures continuous and discontinuous insulated metal panel production lines using EPS, Mineral Wool, PIR/PUR, and flexible backing.......

  • A continuous sandwich panel line needs to run production non-stop even during a coil change. If a continuous line stops during production, it can result in several meters of scrap panel and wasted time. By utilizing a Bradbury automated coil joining unit and four uncoilers, a Bradbury continuous insulated metal panel line automatically joins coils together for uninterrupted manufacturing of panels.

    How does the coil joining process work?  As the coil in process is depleted, the new coil is fed directly to the trail end of the leading coil. Positioned by coated rolls, the material is fed through a shearing station which generates straight ends on both strips. The strips continue through the joining unit, end to end, where they are connected by the automated adhesive process. The strip accumulating station allows the line to continue while the joining station is activated.

    What advantage does this system bring to your production? The automated joining unit allows you to safely change the color of your panel on the fly or simply add another coil without stopping the line. Our smart controls know where to cut your panel to remove the adhesive seam with a minimal amount of scrap. The joining unit is a stand-alone system and can be installed into any production line.

    Bradbury Group manufactures continuous and discontinuous insulated metal panel production lines using EPS, Mineral Wool, PIR/PUR, and flexible backing. Our continuous lines offer entry coil handling to exit-end packaging, utilizing preconditioning of the incoming material with precision leveling and rotary embossing.  Whether for the garage door market, commercial buildings, cold storage, or the HVAC industry, Bradbury can meet your requirements.

    Bradbury also offers discontinuous panel production lines for polyurethane-filled panels including insulated wall and roof building panels, garage doors, entry doors, and refrigeration coolers. Discontinuous plants allow for fast and flexible color and profile changeovers of insulated panels.

    With insulated metal panel equipment installed around the world, The Bradbury Group is a single source supplier of the most technologically advanced insulated metal panel production lines available. 

  • Bradbury Decking Roll Forming Line
    Bradbury Deck Roll Forming lines are built for flexibility and high throughput......

  • Decking manufacturers that demand maximum profile flexibility, superior panel quality, and efficient profile changeovers trust The Bradbury Group with their equipment needs. From our Doublewide™ Roll formers to innovative pin and cam Rafted® Drive Connection, Bradbury Deck Roll Forming Lines are built for flexibility and high throughput. With a material range from 16-gauge to 29-gauge steel, the proven and time-tested crunch tooling design consistently delivers maximum results with limited maintenance. If you require interlocked, nestable, embossed, or slot vented decking or hangar tabs, Bradbury has field-proven equipment to meet your needs.
  • Bradbury Group Purlin Rollformers
    The Bradbury Group manufactures purlin lines for multiple production requirements and investment levels....

  • he Bradbury QTR™ forms both Cee and Zee sections in a single roll space. You save footprint and setup time with Cee to Zee changes happening in seconds. In addition, the QTR™ turns out U-channel, base angles, and integrated eave sections with optional shapes such as sigmas, C+, and downturn lips. Innovative features increase section control and quality, reduce labor, and contribute to operator safety.

    The Bradbury VTR™ purlin roll former is the manual version of our highly successful QTR™. The VTR incorporates the same proven Bradbury tooling with a manual changeover to offer the industry a reliable and even more economical purlin roll former. The Bradbury VTR™ roll former can be incorporated with a punching system to supply all of a building's secondary structures. 

    The Bradbury Group manufactures purlin lines for multiple production requirements and investment levels. Purlin line models from The Bradbury Group include the Hayes QC300™, the Bradbury VTR™, the Bradbury VTR™+plus, and the Bradbury QTR™ which range from a semi-manual changeover system to a fully automatic changeover system with 8 gauge material capacity, 24" web width capability, auto nesting, and purlin stacking. 

  • Hayes Dual Level™ Rollformer
    The Hayes Dual Level™ Rollformer can produce two profiles within the same floor space as a single machine....

  • The Hayes Dual-Level™ Rollformer produces two profiles within the same floor space as a single level machine. The Dual-Level™ has two levels of dedicated tooling, top and bottom infeed guides, a double acting stationary shear, twin independent drive units, a free standing control console with auto and manual functions, Beck Automation SII Control, auto drop run out table, and full tunnel guarding with safety interlocks.  
  • Bradbury PCIII Slitter CTL
    Bradbury PCIII Slitter CTL Unit is ideal for trim shop work and lighter rollforming applications....

  • The Bradbury Panther Cub III™ light gauge slit, cut to length unit is ideal for trim shop work and lighter rollforming applications. It allows you to slit and shear or slit and recoil. Features include a moving front end allowing operators easy access to slitter knives, a handwheel adjust lead-in, precision depth control, the ability to stop and move slitter knives to reduce scrap, an upcut shear for sheet-on-sheet stacking, and the Beck Automation Cobalt control.  


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