our production by 60%.”
— Bella Baker Alexandrakis,
(far right) John Baker, President and Next Generation Owners, George Alexandrakis & Bella Baker Alexandrakis
Amada America, Inc.
180 Amada Court
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Amada’s punch/laser technology ensures:
• Maximum Versatility (a 49-station Multi-Purpose Turret
reduces costly secondary operations by providing 4 tapping tool
stations and 3 innovative die stations which lift to ensure
• Maximum Productivity (a 2. 5 kW laser provides the power
to blank virtually any shape in material up to 1/4˝ thick. Amada
has synchronized the punching and laser cutting processes reducing changeover
times to less than half of the industry average).
• Maximum Efficiency (The PR C1 automatic part removal and sorting system
takes productivity to a new level by automating the material handling process.
Mounted on the machine frame to maintain a compact footprint, the PR C1
automatically removes parts as small as 4˝ x 2˝ to as large as 20˝ x 20˝ and
weighing up to 26. 5 pounds).
General A & E’s next generation partners with Amada
to grow through diversification and new technology.
General A & E is a precision light gauge sheet metal fabricator that’s been operating in Hackensack, NJ since 1954. The 25-employee, ISO 9001 and AS9100 registered
shop is skilled to handle highly-complex aerospace work as well as more conventional
commercial parts. As the third generation takes over the business, they face increasing customer demands for shorter lead times and a greater variety of parts. After a
thorough analysis of their entire manufacturing process, Amada provided the optimal
solution — the LC 2012 C1 punch/laser combination machine equipped with automated loading and part sorting.
John Baker, General A & E’s President, comments on the new equipment. “The C1
combines punching, tapping, forming and laser cutting into a single machine — allowing us
to respond quickly to customers’ changing demands while reducing costs. As of today, the
C1’s automated features allow us to get an additional 3 shifts of lights out production per
week. And, we’re in the process of programming to extend that to 5 shifts. The Company’s
Sales Manager and future co-owner, George Alexandrakis adds, “The C1 not only expands our capabilities, it also allows us to operate our older equipment with greater efficiency.
Since the C1 is highly-automated, the same operator can run another
turret punch press while the C1 provides unattended punching, cutting,
automated loading and part sorting.”
To maximize productivity, the MP 2512 C1
automated sheet load/unload system can
unload a sheet of tabbed parts (or scrap)
and load a new sheet in approximately
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