Engineers & Metal Processing Experts Answer Your Questions

Coil Processing

Do you engineer and design custom projects?

Yes! We specialize in custom design/build projects of all types to accommodate any Slitting, Side Trimming, Cut-to-Length, Multi-Blanking, Roller Leveling, Tension Leveling or Plate Leveling. Whether you have a complete line, single component retrofit or an equipment rebuild, we have an in-house team of highly skilled mechanical, electrical and controls engineers who have pioneered some of the most innovative mechanical and automated solutions in the industry.

My project is complex. Will you take it on?

“Bring it on!” is what we like to say. We don’t shy away from complicated or difficult projects. In fact, we are known in the industry for taking on tough applications, the projects other equipment suppliers are too intimidated to take on. Custom designing and building are what we are all about. We are with you every step of the way from concept to completion.

Do you do line upgrades with equipment replacement?

Yes, we do. Line upgrades with equipment replacements are often the most efficient and economical answer to adapting to your changing market requirements.  Our upgrade solutions can help produce higher-quality products, faster line speeds, quicker changeovers, wider gauge ranges and reduced operating costs. We can upgrade and repurpose used equipment and/or design new equipment to fit an existing line.

Will you integrate and/or design custom equipment to work with other companies’ equipment?

Absolutely! Due to our extensive engineering expertise, combined with our state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, we can integrate your existing equipment with new components. The end result is a seamless marriage of equipment to produce a modern, high-performance processing line.

Do you work for service centers?

Yes, extensively. Service centers work with a very wide range of customers and materials. Flexibility and dependability are paramount to this industry.  We have a long history of developing patented technologies such as our AutoFlat Leveler Control System and our Split Drive System. These and other advantages we offer set a new standard for coil processing equipment. Additionally, we build what we sell. This means we know the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every piece of our equipment.

Do you design and build complete lines?

We offer complete single-source systems for any coil processing requirement, whether you need a Cut-to-Length Line, Multi-Blanking Line, Slitting Line, Packaging Line or Tension Leveling Line. Additionally, our systems can process any type of material from hot rolled, cold rolled, stainless steel, aluminum, red metals or anything in between. We are a one-stop turnkey supplier.

Do you do rebuild projects?

Sure do! We have an entire team who are experts in rebuilds, both equipment and complete lines.  Through decades of experience, we know what it takes to rebuild equipment and bring it back to its original specifications. Attention to detail is the key.  We make sure the proper bearings are used, fit-up tolerances correct and design clearances are checked under both static and running conditions. We can also provide new drives, controls, electrical cabinets as well as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Do you conduct engineering studies?

Yes, we can. However, we do this on a project-by-project basis. We first evaluate if an engineering study is beneficial to the project. If so, we start by visiting your facility for a thorough on-site inspection and evaluation. When the analysis is complete, we revisit your facility to review the study and discuss options and recommendations for the best possible solutions to address your needs.

Do you do on-site training and seminars?

Yes, we tailor on-site training for operators and/or maintenance teams based on the equipment provided and your production needs. We can also do ongoing training programs and consult on a project-by-project basis.

Do you install?

Yes! Preplanning and clear communication are the keys to our successful installs. You can expect our project managers to work hand-in-hand with your team to ensure a smooth installation. Depending on the scale of the project, our team of skilled service technicians may complete the installation or we may call on our network of vetted service provider partners. In either case, our project managers oversee every detail to ensure an on-time and worry-free install.  

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Custom Automation Equipment

I am unsure of the solution I need to resolve production challenges. Can you help?

Most definitely! Our specialty is complex, innovative solutions and tough applications — the projects other equipment suppliers are too intimidated to take on.  We’ll start with an initial discussion to go over your specific challenges. Our team can visit your facility for a system analysis and review.  Afterward, we can provide you our recommended solutions and options. We’ll work closely with you to determine the best mechanical or automated solutions for your production needs and provide seamless support throughout the process. We are dedicated to helping you reduce production costs and improve product quality, operator safety and productivity.

Do you have engineers on staff?

Yes! We have a full staff of on-site mechanical, controls, automation and electrical engineers.  We also have in-house project managers, service technicians and a team of experienced tool room support.

Are you turnkey?

We are! We provide turnkey services including mechanical design, electrical design and automation design.  We also provide complete build/assembly, controls and machine wiring, testing, installation and startup support. Learn more about custom automation services.

What are typical lead times?

Since custom projects are all unique, lead times vary based on each project. During our initial discussions, we’ll discuss your challenges and possible solutions. We’ll provide estimated lead times early on as we understand you have deadlines to meet. When we quote the project, we will provide a project deadline that you can count on. Our job is to deliver what you need, when you need it.

What projects have you done previously?

With the push to lower manufacturing costs, automation is becoming increasingly important.  We have completed an array of custom robotic cells for the automotive and appliance industries.  These applications have required advanced capabilities with end of arm tooling sensors along with 2D and 3D vision capabilities. Some cells have also included the integration of laser marking systems for 2D bar codes on each part for lot traceability.

Press Room Equipment

Do you do custom projects?

Yes! We are very versatile with what we supply.  We can supply standard equipment such as press feed lines or custom equipment such as transfer systems, blank feeding equipment or customized stacking equipment. Our solutions are tailored to your requirements.

Do you do rebuilds/retools?

We have a complete division dedicated to rebuilding equipment regardless of the original manufacturer.  With our extensive manufacturing capabilities, skilled machinists and experienced design team, we can work on equipment many other suppliers cannot. We also have the ability to go the extra mile with climate-controlled machining environments. We offer much more than the common equipment supplier!

What is your lead time?

Since each project is unique, lead times vary.  From the onset, we’ll discuss your challenges, our recommended solutions and deadlines to meet. We’ll provide estimated lead times as we come to understand your production requirements and the scope of supply.  When we quote the project, we will provide a project deadline that you can count on. Our job is to deliver what you need, when you need it.

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We have no space for new equipment. Can you help resolve this challenge?

Sure can! This is a common challenge we resolve. Custom design and build play a key role here.  While we do offer standard designs, we are not restricted by them.  Innovative designs such as our “S” Accumulation Loop and Space Saver Press Feed Lines demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking to provide a custom solution for our customers.

Will you integrate with other companies’ equipment?

Yes – we do this all the time!  We can integrate a single piece of equipment or integrate multiple components to provide a complete line.  Because we can custom design and build, we offer the option of providing exactly what you need. Mechanical, electrical and controls — we offer everything in a single package.

Why should I choose your equipment over the competition?

We both design and build our equipment, which means we know the quality and craftsmanship that go into every piece, and we stand behind it. We also provide our own controls, providing you an efficient single-source supplier to work with.

Who do you work with?

We are an industry supplier and work with any press manufacturer.  We are able to provide equipment for any type of stamping or hydraulic press.  Size, speed nor end product matters  – we provide custom solutions that get the job done. And we stand behind our products.