February 9, 2010
Bronx/Taylor-Wilson offers the 10.CR.5 cross-roll tube straightening machine. The 10-roll design can straighten to stringent tolerances at high speeds, according to the company.
The machine incorporates multiple bending moment, which helps improve straightness by increasing the number of plastic bending cycles. According to the company, the leading and trailing ends of the tubes can be straightened more effectively because of the facility for additional pressure straightening.
The straightener has vertical adjustment on all top rolls and numbers 2, 3, and 4 bottom rolls. This allows the machine to apply a gentle deflection to the tube by deflecting or bending the material over three or four roll center distances instead of two, as on the six-roll machine.