If a customer comes to me with an idea for a fabricated prototype, the HG ATC gives us the flexibility to fit that in between larger jobs without losing productivity.
RIVERDALE, N.J. (PRWEB) January 25, 2018
EVS Metal (http://www.evsmetal.com), a Fab 40 metal fabricator and manufacturer, has acquired an industry-leading press brake -- the Amada HG 1003 Automatic Tool Changer -- for its Riverdale, NJ facility. This latest addition to EVS’ stable of cutting-edge fabrication equipment is considered the “gold standard” of bending technology, and is one of the most impressive and efficient examples of this metal fabrication process currently on the market.
A New Level of Bending Efficiency
EVS made the decision to purchase the HG 1003 ATC due to its many outstanding features, including low energy consumption and a large, easy-to-use touchscreen display interface which reduces operator experience requirements. But where the benefits of the machine are most striking are in the production and operational efficiencies it produces on the shop floor.
While a typical press brake set up may take as many as 35 minutes for each tool change, the HG ATC can load even the most complex tool layout within three minutes. This means that rush jobs -- even short runs of multiple designs -- can be introduced seamlessly. In fact, three to four times as many setups can now be performed each day with the type of automation this new press brake delivers, leading to incredible gains in productivity. These same factors also greatly minimize waste, allowing EVS Metal to better apply principles of lean manufacturing to its bending operations in the same way it does the rest of the company.
An Emphasis on Customer Success
“We pride ourselves on being able to meet customer demand for a wide-range of products,” says Joe Amico, co-founder and VP of EVS. “That means we need to be able to take on projects that include shorter runs, not just 5000 piece requests. If a customer comes to me with an idea for a fabricated prototype -- essentially a one-off -- the HG ATC gives us the flexibility to fit that in between larger jobs without losing productivity. It’s important to be able to take the long view; when that prototype matures into a finished piece and requires a full run, it’s more than likely that the customer will come back to us to make that happen. It’s truly a win-win for everyone.”
About EVS Metal
EVS Metal (http://www.evsmetal.com) is an American precision metal fabricator headquartered in Riverdale, NJ. Our machinists and operators utilize the latest technology to cut, bend and finish stand-alone items as well as parts for integration or assembly into more complex products. Our four ISO 9001:2015-certified locations comprise over 250,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing space and feature the most modern equipment available, from lasers and CNC machining centers to automated powder coating lines. We serve a diverse customer base across North America, providing a range of services from ITAR-compliant, quick-turn prototypes to high-volume production runs. Request a personalized metal fabrication quote online, or call (973) 839-4432 to speak with a specialist today.