Intermediate Guiding

In seeking dynamic equilibrium, a strip will tend to track perpendicularly to each roll and can be subject to factors of rigidity, stress distribution, inertia, friction, and load distribution. The right intermediate guiding equipment will help overcome many of these issues.
Fife control systems are available for both edge and center guiding. Most intermediate guides come furnished with a center guide sensor, making adjustments for strip width changes unnecessary.

Offset Pivot Guides

In seeking dynamic equilibrium, a strip will tend to track perpendicularly to each roll and can be subject to factors of rigidity, stress distribution, inertia, friction, and load distribution. The right intermediate guiding equipment will help overcome many of these issues.
Fife control systems are available for both edge and center guiding. Most intermediate guides come furnished with a center guide sensor, making adjustments for strip width changes unnecessary.

Offset Pivot Guides
Our heavy-duty offset pivot guide assemblies are specifically designed for edge or center guiding applications where short entry and exit spans are required. The entry and exit spans are twisted allowing for shorter spans. These guides deliver
precise correction by displacing the strip angularly through the span of the guide. The offset pivot guide assembly can be centered, locked, or manually positioned to facilitate setup operations, emergency stops, and width changes.

Kamberoller®
This innovative steering guide delivers precise strip position by laterally bending the strip through a long entering span. This versatile guiding assembly provides immediate lateral correction for transient errors, while at the same time compensating for the strip steady state errors. Fife’s Kamberoller Steering Guides are designed for dependable operation in the most demanding environments. They can accommodate tensions up to 448,000 N (100,000 lbf) and strip widths up to 2,540 mm (100 inches).

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