Red Bud Industries

Company Profile

With more than 55 years of experience and over 1000 installations worldwide, Red Bud Industries is a leader in the design and production of Coil Processing Equipment. We offer a wide range of products that include Light and Heavy Gage Slitters, Light and Heavy Gage Cut-To-Length Lines with capacities up to 1.00 in. by 96 in. wide. In addition, we are the world leader in Multi-Blanking and Stretcher Leveling Technology. We also offer EPS®, an environmentally friendly, “acid free” Pickling System. Red Bud Industries is your “one stop shop” for your Coil Processing Equipment.

The EPS trademark is owned by The Material Works, Ltd. and is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is used by Red Bud Industries, Inc. under license.


March 1, 2016 - Red Bud Industries recently celebrated a landmark earlier this year by processing the first 1-inch (25.4 mm) thick coil on a Red Bud Line installed at Paxton & Veirling Steel Co., Omaha, Neb.

Not only is this the biggest Cut-To-Length Line ever built by Red Bud Industries, it is also one of the largest in the world. The line includes a 3000 ton (2678 metric ton ) Stretcher Leveler featuring our SUREGRIP system. This technology allows HR P&O material and other hard to grip material to be run without slippage or having to change the gripper pads. The non-slip metallic grippers can also be used for up to a year or longer without needing to be replaced.

The unit also features “Quick Draw” technology that makes it the world’s fastest Stretcher Leveler of its size. Cycle times are under eight seconds from the time the material is stopped for stretching to the time it starts moving again. This is up to three times faster than other units on the market. The line also runs in both start/stop and looping modes. Material up to .375-inch (9.53 mm) thick can be run in looping mode, again making the line one of only a select few that can do so. Material that can run in the loop while being stretched runs up to twice as fast as the same material run in start/stop mode, again making the line one of the fastest in the industry.

Another notable feature is a High Speed Shear which incorporates new “Switch Blade” technology. Quick change knife cassettes reduce blade changes to just a few minutes. The Shear also automatically sets knife clearance and has the ability to automatically adjust the angle of the Shear in order to improve squareness tolerance of the cut parts.

The new line is rated for 1-inch (25.4 mm) material at 77-inch (1956 mm) wide and has an 80,000 lbs. (36,287 kg) coil capacity. Maximum stack length is 576-inch (14,630 mm) with provisions to run up to 720-inch (18,288 mm). The line has a maximum speed of 200 FPM (61 MPM).

Red Bud Industries
Red Bud, Illinois
phone: 618/282-3801
fax: 618/282-6718


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