Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc.

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Straighten & Cut Equipment

Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc. (RMG) manufacturers two lines of straighten and cut machines, RMG and Lewis Machine, to ensure we have the right machine for your application.  RMG machines are known for their ease of set up and use and for introducing many innovative features; single offset arbors, Clutchless cutting technology, micro fine adjustable length control, separate arbor speed and feed systems, etc.  Novice operators can learn to set up, adjust and operate an RMG machine with an eight hour hands-on training session.  These machines are best suited to an application where ease of set-up and operation is required, while still achieving highly accurate and repeatable straightness and length control on low carbon steel wire, is desired.  RMG machines incorporate the latest innovations of safety and performance at a reasonable price.

Lewis Machine is the standard to which straighten and cut machines are often compared.  In business since 1911, Lewis Machine is known for producing a wide range of extremely durable and productive machines. Rockford Manufacturing Group acquired Lewis Machine in 2003 because of the great value and respect that the Lewis Machine straighten and cut line commands in the industry and continues to offer a full range of Lewis Machine wire straighten and cut machines.  The stout and sturdy Lewis Machines are often the best choice for high tensile, high production and atypical material applications (>70Ksi steel, titanium, Inconel, etc.). Rockford Manufacturing Group is very sensitive to the fact that many Lewis Machine customers still want that same long-standing, robust and proven work horse production machine and the design changes we have incorporated have not deviated from that concept.

RMG offers complete factory support for all models of Lewis Machine including Lewis Tooling, Lewis Parts, Service and Technical information. 

RMG Straighten and Cut
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RMG Straighten and Cut Machines

Rockford Manufacturing Group produces five RMG Wire Straightening and Cutting Models with low carbon steel wire capability from 0.050" (1.27mm) diameter to 0.500" (12.7mm) diameter at speeds up to 400 fpm (122 mpm). RMG machines are all built to order so reverse or standard frame machines and custom features and lengths can be accommodated within standard lead times. For information about an RMG Straighten and Cut system specifically for your application, contact our one of our RMG Sales Representatives or Sales Engineers.

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RMG Model 28 Straighten and Cut Benefits:
  • Process coiled wire into finished bars
  • Features:
  • 3-die, single offset variable pitch for ease of setup
  • Lower tooling costs
  • AC variable speed drives for arbor and feed speed control
  • AC variable speed drive for shear
  • Low cost maintenance
  • RMG 14 - 28 models

    Note: "Variable Feed Speeds" are feed roll speeds and not actual production speeds.

    Lewis Straighten and Cut Machines

    Rockford Manufacturing Group produces eight Lewis Machine designed wire straightening and cutting models with low carbon steel wire capability from 0.030" (0.76mm) diameter to 0.750" (19mm) diameter at speeds up to 400 fpm (122 mpm). Lewis Machines can be designed to accommodate a wide array of material tensile strengths and compositions. Custom application systems have recently been designed for high tensile steels, titanium and stainless steels.

    We are pleased to announce the recent release of our completely redesigned Lewis 0SHV and 1SHV Straightening & Cutting machines. The 0SHV has a capacity of 0.030" (.01mm) to 0.100" (.03mm) and the 1SHV can handle 0.045"(.01mm) to 0.135"(.03mm) diameter wire. These two machines have been successful with applications processing titanium, stainless steel and silver alloys in addition to the more common carbon steel materials. Many of our customers have reported an increase of over 30% in productivity compared with their older machines. All Lewis Machines are built to order so custom features and specific cut-off lengths can be accommodated within standard lead times. For information about a Lewis Machines Straighten and Cut system specifically for your application, contact one of our Lewis Machine Sales Representatives or Sales Engineers.

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    Lewis Machine Model 5/6SV8 Straighten and Cut Benefits:
  • Process coiled wire into finished bars
  • Features:
  • 5-die, dual center arbors to achieve maximum productivity over the entire wire range
  • AC variable speed drives for arbor and feed speed control
  • AC variable speed drive for shear
  • Wire lube box, catch pan
  • Lewis 0SHVF - 1SHVF models

    Lewis 3SV16 - 4SV8 models

    Lewis 9SV16 - 6SV8  models

    Note: "Variable Feed Speeds" are feed roll speeds and not actual production speeds.

    Rockford Manufacturing Group Lewis Machine Fastener Engineers

    Contact us and we will help you to reduce your operating cost, increase your production output and improve your quality by designing and building a machine or production system to specifically meet your unique operational needs.