Cradle with Overhead Deflector – this is a common configuration for a cradle line. The coil is driven via the cradle nest rolls and a pinch roll assembly up the overhead deflector where the loop is stored. The material travels down the chute to a servo feed with pull thru straightener for an effective and compact, heavy gage feed line. Alternatively, a powered straightener may replace the pinch roll in the cradle base if desired. Numerous options can be added to help safely process thick materials.