Napoleon, Ohio (PRWEB) September 28, 2013
Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced the formation of spin-off company LaserCoil Technologies LLC, focused on providing metal fabricating solutions featuring advanced and patented technologies for laser cutting of blanks from coil in aluminum, mild steel, the new high-strength steels, and other materials for surface sensitive panels as well as structural components.
Automatic Feed Company has developed the technology over the past five years, successfully running pilot programs and processing production blanks for automotive customers since 2012.
LaserCoil Technologies LLC will lead this laser blanking business and continue to advance the technology for application to the automotive, aerospace, agriculture, appliance, and other industries worldwide.
“With the move toward more niche vehicles and new materials, there is a need for agility in the pressroom while still controlling costs and delivering high productivity,” said AFCO’s president and CEO Kim Beck, “Our experience in the automotive industry has led us to develop laser cutting technologies that provide a new unique approach to blanking from continuous coil at impressive speeds.”
The LaserCoil staff has organically grown out of the Automatic Feed Company and is headed by Kim Beck as LaserCoil President and Jay Finn as Chief Technical Officer.
Automatic Feed Company is a known innovator in pressroom automation with nearly 65-years manufacturing expertise focused mostly on blanking and cut-to-length lines. This depth of experience provides LaserCoil the right qualifications to deliver effective and unique press feeding technology to the market, while being supported by a financially stable organization. It has plans to re-locate to a new facility during the fourth quarter of 2013.
To find out more, you can call (419) 592-0050.