expertise, and commitment
took our business to the
Amada America, Inc.
180 Amada Court
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Amada’s industry-leading technologies
and automated systems ensure:
• Expanded Capabilities (In addition to cutting mild steel
four to five times faster than their old CO2 laser, the FLCAJ
expands Weaver’s process range by quickly and precisely
cutting materials such as aluminum, copper and brass).
• Unmatched Precision (The HG 1003 is an ultra-high
precision and high-speed bending system. An advanced Dual
Servo Power drive system provides the ultimate in bending
control and accuracy for a full range of thin-to-thick materials).
• Maximum Flexibility (The ASLUL’s 6-shelf configuration allows Weaver
to quickly and easily switch between dissimilar materials and different gauges.
The HG’s large open height of 20. 5" and stroke length of 9. 8" ensures maximum
Reflecting on the decision to partner with Amada, the Lauers add: “Amada did much
more than sell us equipment. They restructured our entire manufacturing process to ensure
maximum productivity. Prior to working with Amada, we had never encountered a machine
tool manufacturer that cares about their customers as much as we care about ours.”
Integrated Solution: Fiber Laser Technology, Automated
Material Handling /Storage and Advanced Bending
Located in Akron, OH, Weaver Precision Fabrication & Finishing has been successfully competing in the metal fabrication industry for over 70 years. Since purchasing
the business in 1998, Co-Owners Jim and Marian Lauer, have instituted a lot of changes.
The most significant change: investing in advanced technology enhanced by automation
— in other words, partnering with Amada. Jim Lauer expressed it like this: “We needed
to get high quality parts out the door in a hurry. Our aging laser was working 24/7 and not
keeping up with the demands of our shop. We were limited... and we hate to be limited.
After carefully studying all of our options, we chose Amada.”
Amada’s solution includes an FLCAJ 3015 fiber laser, an ASLUL 300 automated
material handling/storage system and an HG 1303 (a 143-ton, down-acting, hybrid drive
press brake). The FLCAJ’s innovative, 3-axis linear drive system delivers unmatched
speed and accuracy. According to Lauer: “The ASLUL provides an integrated lights-out
solution for automated material handling/storage, allowing us to take full advantage of the
fiber laser’s speed and versatility.” Marian Lauer adds: “Amada’s leading-edge equipment
and customer-centered approach immediately put us at ease about making a switch.
Now, we can leverage the speed and unique capabilities of the fiber laser to better serve
our existing customers and quote work that previously was not a fit for us.”
Keeping pace with the high-speed of the fiber laser, a 6-shelf ASLUL 300
material handling/storage tower ensures maximum
flexibility and continuous productivity.
Co-Owners: Marian and Jim Lauer, Weaver Precision Fabrication & Finishing
A user-friendly, AMNC 3i touchscreen control and
offline programming, ensure speed and accuracy
for any level operator. The HG also analyzes and
adjusts part angles automatically, eliminating test
pieces and scrap.
The Power of
— Jim Lauer, President
Weaver Precision Fabrication & Finishing
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