Core Exchange Straightener Heads
The 900 series of Turner / Mackintosh Hemphill Rotary Tube Straightening machines were first introduced in the early 1960's. There are now many hundreds of 900 series straighteners in regular production and when maintained in good condition give very acceptable results to many tube producers. The 900 series machines are very robust and modern versions, some with CASAM computer control, are manufactured in good numbers each year.
Turner offer a "rebuild back to as new" service and usually need machines in our Salem, facilities for about 8 weeks. Unfortunately for many users, that down time prevents having the machine factory rebuilt. To address this problem Turner are now operating a "straightening head" core exchange program.
The "straightening head" comprises that portion of the machine containing the rolls and all roll adjustment mechanisms. The supplied factory re-manufactured straightening heads are "as new" and includes all the modern revisions such as digital roll position indicators. The re-manufactured straightening heads are built to "as new" limits and come with a 12 months warranty. The core exchange straightening head can usually be installed in a few hours with minimum downtime for the user.
A video of the re-manufacturing process can be seen here Core Straightener Head Remanufacturing Process.
Core Exchange Straightening Heads
900 Series Heads Fitted To "A" Series Older Machines