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Lewis Straightening and Cutting Machines

Lewis SYNCHRO/CUT

Rockford Manufacturing Group introduces our new LEWIS SYNCHRO/CUT Series of wire straighten and cut machines.

This innovative machine addresses applications where tighter control of wire diameter and reduced work hardening of the straighten and cut product are paramount for the customer’s application. Lewis Machine is well known for the “Travel-Cut” F Series machines, which have been supporting the wire industry since 1936. With over 850 machines built, these older mechanical marvels have a reputation of providing decades of robust, dependable service.

RMG recognizes the time has come for the next generation of wire straightening and cutting machines to serve this market. To address this challenge, we developed a novel moving shear machine by leveraging our years of experience with the Lewis Machine product line. The cutter is synchronized with the wire speed so there is no wire feed stoppage during the cut cycle. In addition to eliminating the swell spot during cutting, the Lewis SYNCHRO/CUT will produce cleaner cuts and less wire marking while accurately controlling the length of cut.

Standard Features

SYNCHRO/CUT

  • Continuous straightening action with moving cut – eliminates marking, hotspot or overworked sections in wire that may result with stationary cut machines
  • Computer control with touch screen station
  • Programmable Parts counter
  • Arbor and Feed speed adjustments with digital feedback meters
  • Programmable safety shut down timer, stops the machine if a feeding problem restricts wire and reduces scrap
  • Electronic Pneumatic Feed Head pressure adjustment, accurate and repeatable
  • Micro-fine length adjustments can be accomplished while in operation
  • Lower temperature rise of straightened wire product
  • Reduced wear, less material transfer and longer life of feed rolls
  • Less sensitivity to feed roll clamping pressure and easier setup
  • Continuous straightening action with moving cut – eliminates marking, hotspot or overworked sections in wire that may result with stationary cut machines
  • Computer control with touch screen station
  • Programmable Parts counter
  • Arbor and Feed speed adjustments with digital feedback meters
  • Programmable safety shut down timer, stops the machine if a feeding problem restricts wire and reduces scrap
  • Electronic Pneumatic Feed Head pressure adjustment, accurate and repeatable
  • Micro-fine length adjustments can be accomplished while in operation
  • Lower temperature rise of straightened wire product
  • Reduced wear, less material transfer and longer life of feed rolls
  • Less sensitivity to feed roll clamping pressure and easier setup

At A Glance

Shared Features for All Configurations of Lewis SYNCHRO/CUT

Options for All Configurations of Lewis SYNCHRO/CUT

Materials for Arbor Dies

RMG is the only OEM for Lewis straightener arbor dies. Your machine can only be efficient with the use of quality tooling. Our most popular dies are precision cast to the original prints of the machine. Save operator time and increase machine performance with OEM Tooling. Materials available are soft and hard cast iron and bronze. Many of our die series offer additional materials such as plastic, UHMW, Carbide, and Exalloy.

Materials for Feed Rolls

D2 Tool Steel, Delrin, Ampco, and Navy Bronze

Batch Ramp

Allows for cut material to be bundled while machine is in operation

Micro-Fine Adjustable, Positive Stop Release Mechanism

Micro-fine length control adjustment, up to 1″ (25.4 mm) while machine is running

Gravity Oil Lube System with Entry Wire Guide

Automatically applies correct amount of lubrication to wire

Huskie Wire Cutter

Cut with force and precision

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