Atkin Automation, part of Group Rhodes, an advanced manufacturer of capital equipment for the metal forming, clay working and materials handling industries, has introduced an advanced Servo Rollfeed machine to its range.The Atkin Automation RF70-300 Servo Rollfeed, which is used for the control of steel strip, features variable widths from 150mm to 450mm, plus hardened rolls with a grit blast finish for added durability. It has a height-adjustable press mounting bracket, pneumatic pilot/strip release system and an electronic cambox.
The RF70-300 also includes multi-pitching software with ‘gag’ control to prevent blockages and utilizes Febrofen rolls, for delicate materials. Pilot release, adjustable feed height, entry rolls and material side guides come as standard with this machine, with the options of motorised height adjustment and bespoke press or floor standing brackets.
Geoff Barker, Sales Manager for Atkin Automation, said: “This is an exciting new addition to our range, which has many innovative features and benefits. We are looking forward to demonstrating it to the industry over the coming months.”
All rolls are induction hardened to minimise marking and improve longevity and are equipped with run-in roller bearings with seals to reduce maintenance and improve cleanliness when running polished or coated materials.
All the units are fully manufactured at the company’s Wakefield facility in West Yorkshire, which has a 30+ year history of manufacturing and supplying these products.
Atkin Automation, originally WT Atkin, is renowned for the high quality of its coil processing line equipment and has a long history of serving both UK and international markets, including sectors as diverse as automotive, white goods and construction.
For more information about products or services from Rhodes Interform, Atkin Automation or any other business within Group Rhodes, please visit the website www.grouprhodes.co.uk