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New Patent Pending Closed Loop Technology Developed By Our Butech Bliss Team

New Patent Pending Closed Loop Technology Developed By Our Butech Bliss Team

Our Butech Bliss team has created a closed loop leveler control system that automatically monitors the quality of the flatness of the strip and automatically sets the leveler accordingly, eliminating human error. There are existing automatic closed loop control levelers out on the market, all of which have specific limitations, such as price, inability to accommodate strip tension or distinguish between shape and strip fluctuation. Another problem is the flatness sensors are difficult to maintain requiring lengthy outages resulting in loss of production...
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“Our customer base expanded with these capabilities,” says Feralloy’s John Nagle.

High-Volume Steel Processor Realizes a Win-Win Situation by Installing Heavy-Gauge Stretcher Leveler

Remember the 1970’s toy, Stretch Armstrong? Kids loved this action figure because its limbs could stretch and then return to original form. With heavy-gauge metal, however, one stretches it so it doesn’t return to its original form—which follows the contours of a mill coil, includes wavy edges, center buckle and crossbow. None of these conditions are wanted after the material is cut to length and shipped to laser processors.  Feralloy Corp., a Chicago-based toll processor and large-volume distributor with eight plants across the United States and Mexico, has seen the tolerance...
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Shown Here Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
At Butech Bliss Facility Located In Salem, Ohio

Butech Bliss Showcases New $1.3 Million Dollar Equipment Investment

Butech Bliss held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new $1.3 million dollar machine this past November that represented the largest investment Butech Bliss has ever made in a completely new machine.  The Okuma Multus B550 is a multi-functional turning center, which combines the capabilities of a mill and lathe and can process parts up to 118 inches long and 32 inches in diameter.  John Buta, president, said the machine, which is capable of handling 9,000-lbs pieces, will open new markets for Butech Bliss and will operate more efficiently and at less cost than other machines doing the same work...
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Haynes International headquartered in Kokomo, Indiana also has 12 service centers globally

Haynes International Purchases New Equipment To Upgrade Cap Line

Haynes International has selected Butech Bliss to engineer, manufacture and install upgrades to convert their existing Butech Bliss push pull pickling line that was installed back in 1988 into a continuous anneal and pickling line. The upgrades will include adding an annealing furnace, kolene salt bath section, and a welder on the entry end of the existing push pull pickling line. Butech Bliss will also be providing the required strip processing equipment which includes the entry and exit accumulator towers and four sets of bridle rolls. Once the equipment upgrades are completed Haynes will have the ability to run the anneal and pickling line in a continuous mode or operate the pickling line...
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Restoration Of Copper Crucibles Proves To Be A Growing Business

If you’ve been in the Butech Bliss facility recently it’s likely that you’ve noticed copper being fabricated or machined. The copper-based melting equipment repair and replacement business has been steadily growing and gaining new customers. Butech Bliss has been able to utilize talents amongst our employees to service an industry that has sorely needed a reliable supplier over the last several years. The melting or “re-melting” of many specialty or exotic metals often takes place under controlled conditions inside of a water-cooled copper vessel. These vessels are typically a key part of melting systems known as VAR (Vacuum Arc Remelt), ESR (Electro-Slag Remelt), PAM (Plasma Arc Melting) and EBM (Electron Beam Melting)...
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Roller Leveling Cut-To-Length Line processing aluminum strip

Line Capacity
.375" x 111" x 35,000 psi x 50,000 lb.

Recently Commissioned Champagne Metals 111" Aluminum Cut-To-Length Line

Champagne Metals, a leading aluminum service center based in Glenpool, Oklahoma, recently commissioned their new state-of-the-art 111 inch wide Cut-To-Length Line at its newly constructed Middlebury, Indiana facility. This line is one of the widest aluminum Cut-To-Length lines in North America and will satisfy the ever growing demand of aluminum material by the marine, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and appliances industries. The Cut-To-Length Line will feature entry equipment, over and under coil payoff capabilities, a hydraulic crop shear with auto-gap adjustment, side trimmer (up to 8” per side), scrap chopper, hydraulic roller cassette leveler and direct drive flying shear...
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Feralloy Purchases Stretch Leveler & Synergy® Hydraulic Roller Leveler

Feralloy has selected Butech Bliss to upgrade their existing cut-to-length line in Huger, South Carolina. The upgrades will include a Synergy® hydraulic roller leveler, equipped with hydraulic powered independent entry and exit roll settings, closed loop  system to compensate for machine deflection and enhanced operator friendly controls. The patent pending Butech Bliss stretch leveler features a 45 foot stretch bed and 1,850 tons of stretching force. The stretch leveler also is equipped with the Hawkeye™ Flatness Detection System...
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1 inch thick cut-to-length plate

Line Capacity
1" x 74" x 70,000 lb.

One Inch Plate No Problem For Butech Bliss Stretch Leveler

The stretch leveling cut-to-length line, dubbed, “The Memeory Eraser” recently underwent some exciting upgrades. As a result, the four year old Butech Bliss cut-to-length, originally rated to process .750” x 74” x 70,000 lb. hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated carbon steels, is now processing 1” in. thick material flawlessly...
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Line Capacity
.250" x 72" x 80,000 psi x 50,000 lb.

Liberty Steel Selects Butech Bliss To Build Multi-Blanking (Slitting) Line

They have selected us to engineer, design, manufacture and install a state-of-the-art multi-blanking line. The multi-blanking line will feature entry equipment, hydraulic crop shear, hydraulic roller leveler, slitter with interchangeable heads, looping pit and direct drive shear. Installation will take place...
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Butech Bliss Selected To Build Steel Dynamics New Push Pull Pickling Line

Steel Dynamics, Inc.® has awarded Nelson Steel’s Technology Group and Butech Bliss contracts to provide equipment to upgrade the existing hot band finishing line at their Butler, Indiana facility. The upgrade will enable the line to convert hot bands to HRPO coils...
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push pull pickle line

Line Capacity
.500" x 50" x 50,000 psi

.375" x 74" x 70,000 psi

Butech Bliss Selected To Build FCP’s New HCL Push Pull Pickling Line

Fulton County Processing, a state-of-the-art steel coil processing company, has announced the installation of a new hydrochloric push/pull pickling line set to be operational in early 2015. The $20 million project will require...
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