Totally unmanned ‘lights-out’ production is happening a precision sheetmetal components manufacturer in Queensland.
Since adding a Prima Power LC6 with laser sorting robot to its plant line-up, Samin Sheet Metal has upped production by about 30% and ensured greater control of it accuracy in production. This is unmanned fabrication in action. Read the rest of this entry »
JETCAM Composite Cutting
Optimising your nesting is the only way to achieve cost effiencies with expensive composites. Australian sheetmetal machinery specialist Maxitec says there is only one software that is capable of providing this – JETCAM.
Now the arrival of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to the world’s commercial air market is arguably the first signal that composite materials have moved beyond military applications and Formula 1 racing and into the mainstream market. JETCAM was there to help make it happen. Read the rest of this entry »
An important division of a large, publicly listed engineering firm invested in our technology specifically to maintain ongoing quality and high tolerances in component manufacture.
RCR Laser, a division of RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX code: RCR), is using the InspecVision Planar 65.50 Component Measurement Machine to measure the components it makes and repairs using laser cutters, to ensure integrity and continuity of manufacture.
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Night Train gives Shamic 24/7 production unmanned!
Shamic Sheetmetal became the first SME fabricator on Australia to 100% integrate a lights-out Night Train FMS system at the core of its materials handling infrastructure. Read the rest of this entry »
FABRICATOR VERY GLAD TO BE OPERATING AT ONLY HALF CAPACITY
If the owner of a sheetmetal fabrication plant is over the moon because work demands dropped from full- to half-capacity overnight, you would normally associate the reaction as a sign of madness.
But not at Servgas Sheet Metal. The Sydney based company couldn’t be any happier. This is because work hasn’t dropped off at all, management just found a smarter way to handle production.
“It was all down to a straight out machinery upgrade,” said Managing Director of the company, Mr Adam Veitch. Read the rest of this entry »
KUHLMEYER ZBS IN ACTION AT INTERFAB
Sydney-based sheet metal manufacturer Interfab has become the latest jobbing shop to replace much of its manual grinding with purpose-designed automated Kuhlmeyer technology.
Much of Interfab’s sheetmetal production culminates in a powder-coated or plated finished product, so the grinding finish of welds and edges has to be of the highest order, otherwise any imperfection would be obvious to the naked eye.
General Manager of Interfab, Mr Robert Schild, says that although some processes are still performed in an enclosed manual grinding bay, there are certain jobs ideal for putting through the Kuhlmeyer. Read the rest of this entry »
MFB Products, which manufactures 19-inch data cabinets, has a consultative partnership with Maxitec to help it remain competitive.
According to MFB Products, the data cabinets are manufactured to an international standard, so it has to compete with other manufacturer across the globe.
Additionally, the relatively small population in Australia, and competition from imports assembled in low cost labour countries means its production has to be as lean as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
Shamic Sheetmetal (Aust) Pty Ltd manufactures various identifiable national brands including HeatCharm, Coonara and Arrow wood and gas log fires for household use, along with various sheetmetal products such as kiosks, car parts and electrical cubicles, and have a history of adopting new technologies to heighten productivity and safety.
This manufacturer of wood and gas log fires has now become the first in Australia to sign for delivery and installation of the completely automated ‘lights-out’ materials handling system, Night Train FMS. Read the rest of this entry »
MAXITEC has supplied Shamic Sheetmetal (Aust) with a Prima Power(Finn-Power) Ebe Express Bender to help it meet its manufacturing demands.
Shamic Sheetmetal (Aust) manufactures HeatCharm, Coonara and Arrow domestic heaters. It uses sheet metal benders to create the product casings.
In order to distinguish itself from its competitors, the company decided to invest in sheet metal automation. Read the rest of this entry »