For over 20 years Reichel & Drews has been a trusted source for the design and building of custom laminated shingle manufacturing systems. Reichel & Drews is the most experienced designer and builder of laminated shingle production lines in the industry. These designs are a result of solid engineering and process knowledge brought to you by Reichel & Drews.
Our team of design and automation engineers is committed to making your system do the job. Any combination of thicknesses. Any design cut. Flexibility is built in, so in most cases you can change patterns, sizes and design without having to replace machinery. Turn out the full range of shapes and patterns with full or partial underlays. Make them look like wood, slate or tile. You have complete freedom of design.
No matter what configuration fits your application, through machine and automation design you will benefit from exact pattern control provided by the latest drive technology and reliable, repeatable synchronization at today’s highest production rates. From the carryover section through to the new and improved high performance shingle stacking system, we match your needs and give you absolute control over the finished product.
The diverging section includes upper and lower load cells to precisely control web tension. Its low inertia rolls are chrome plated with split roller bearing to maintain alignment. Adjustable, ceramic covered tooth guides minimize sheet breaks while optimal separation is accomplished at the anvil role. This section is constructed of structured steel tubing.
This section includes a laterally adjustable backer strip steering roll, Crodon or ceramic guide flanges, low inertia steering roll with chrome plating, and split guide flanges for ease of adjustment.
With a larger diameter applicator wheel to minimize adhesive slinging at higher speeds the adhesive application section has non-adjustable coarse doctor blades. Fine doctor blades can be adjusted by the operator during the production process. A single piece wheel hub with pilot mounted wheels minimize applicator wheel run out. A split roller bearing is used to maintain alignment on changeover. Wear rails elevate on line stop to minimize burn through and adhesive build-up.
The adhesive application section includes thermal fluid heated tanks with insulation as well as heated de-stringer blades to minimize adhesive carry though. A contoured wheel face is used for optimized application. The design uses an asphalt level sensor, an overflow and vent pipe and hinged lid for clean-up and change over.
The combining section includes a driven chrome plated roll with split roller bearings to maintain alignment. This section is electronically geared to master drive.
The pivot style design of the press includes dual air bags for extended life and split roller bearings. With positive roll position stops and pneumatic valves to provide precise down force. The press has chrome plated rolls and the lower roll driven. It is also electronically geared to master drive
The pull rolls feature a pivot style design with dual air bags for extended life and positive roll position stops. The poly covered upper roll allows for maximum traction. The chrome plated lower roll allows for maximum life, while split bearings on the lower roll maintain alignment. This section is lower roll driven with load cell feedback for precise tension control.
Drives & Controls
The drives and controls are Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC with Ethernet and Profibus cards or Siemens S7 PLC with Ethernet and Profibus cards. A Panelview Plus 1000 color touchscreen is included for main operator interface. The MCC control panel is air-conditioned. The drive and control system comes completely wired and factory tested.
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