Troy, MI — Dallas Industries™ (www.dallasindustries.com), a leading manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry has announced that Pentaflex, Springfield, OH, has taken delivery on a new Dallas Industries UnderLoop SpaceSaver™ feed line. Pentaflex is a contract manufacturer of metal stampings and assemblies specializing in heavy gauge and highly formed components, with primary focus on the medium-duty and Class 8 truck market.
The UnderLoop system will run both steel and aluminum up to .187 in. thick at 48 in. wide and .312 in. thick at 12 in. wide, and is rated for coils up to 30,000 lbs. The model DRFHDS-648 servo feed has 6 in. rolls and a pull-thru straightener with 4 in. dia. rolls. This SpaceSaver line requires only 21 feet of floor space. To enhance setup time, the feeder passline height, edge guides, coil guide rolls for auto coil centering the coil on the uncoiler are automatically adjusted to position. The settings for these axes stored in the job recipe—a Dallas feature termed AutoSet.
The newly upgraded Dallas UnderLoop SpaceSaver feed line design consists of a reconfigured threading system featuring a servo driven synthetic tension roll, with UnderLoop lower threading table and rocker-arm, de-bending assembly.
The servo feed drive system is integrated with the reel drive and servo driven tension roll offering constant material payout and flow using the Dallas exclusive ProfileSelect™ servo feed controls to synchronize with the press SPM.
Also included are powered keeperless coil side guide rolls that eliminate the need for slide-on coil keepers. The servo feed with pull-thru straightener combo features pilot release for both the upper feed and straightener rolls.
Pentaflex was founded by the late John C. (Jack) McGregor in Springfield, Ohio in 1972. The name Pentaflex is derived from the five initial investors (Penta) who because of their diverse professional backgrounds considered themselves to be very flexible (Flex). The company manufactures parts and components for a variety of industries.
Dallas Industries’ full line of products includes press feeding lines in both conventional and SpaceSaver configurations. Dallas also designs and builds servo feeds, heavy-duty straighteners and coil handling equipment in a wide range of sizes and capacities.
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