Equipment maker takes the fight out of high-strength steels with heavy-duty coil line technology
Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is now the standard lightweight go-to material, prized by carmakers who want to reduce mass without sacrificing strength. But when feeding AHSS coils to stamping equipment, these grades can deal a knockout blow to a straightener, burning up motors, and snapping end journals.
In fact, straightening AHSS is typically the most difficult step in a stamping operation. Work rolls on conventional equipment lack the force of delivery to bend AHSS coils because