Kent Corporation announces an order for a new, high speed, hands free tube mill entry system. The system will handle strip widths from 2” (50.8mm) to 14” (355.6mm) and gauge from .030 (.76mm) to .175 (4.44mm).
The automated entry will replace older equipment and reduce change over time while increasing safety. Kent has recently supplied entry and accumulators down to 1” (25.4mm) wide strip by .008 (.2mm) and all the way up to 56” (1422.4mm) wide x .625 (15.87mm) thick. Kent is the original designer and patent holder for the Floop ™ strip accumulator and has (5) types of accumulators. Kent will offer which accumulator best suits the customer needs. Kent also rebuilds existing entry and accumulators and can take older systems in on trade. Some of the new features of the Kent accumulators are automatic tension control, AC motors and drives, upgraded PLC, new arbor designs to prevent over-fill, run empty option, along with many others. Kent provides a full line of coil handling and entry equipment, coil end welders, strip accumulators, MTM tube mills and flying cut offs, tube recut saws (BEWO), deburring, washing and stacking machines. Kent’s world headquarters is located in North Royalton Ohio, with plants and offices in Monterrey Mexico and Santiago Chile.
Kent Corporation has been providing quality entry equipment, strip end welders, accumulators, high speed cold saws and tube mill consumables to the tube mill, roll forming and stamping industry for more than 40 years. Kent has delivered over 6,000 pieces of equipment that are currently running successfully, with applications that vary from .008”(.2mm) to .750” (19mm) thick and from strip widths of 0.5” (12.7mm) to over 80” (2032mm wide).