Fiber laser technology, automation and an integrated bending system ensures peak productivity.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Pacific Maritime Industries (PMI) is recognized as a leading provider of quality products and services for
the U.S. Navy and maritime fleet. To meet constantly increasing demands for high quality and quick delivery, Pacific Maritime partnered with AMADA.
General Manager, Robert Kirkpatrick comments on how PMI leverages AMADA’s fiber laser technology and advanced automation to reach unprecedented levels of productivity and flexibility. “To realize the full potential of AMADA’s ENSIS AJ fiber laser, we also purchased an ASFH automated material
handling/storage system. The reduction in cycle times, the capability to cut a wide range of materials and thicknesses with a single machine, and the ability to
add rush jobs quickly and easily, gives us an extremely powerful competitive edge.”
To better respond to customers’ demands for high-mix, low volume lot sizes, PMI also purchased the HG 1003 ATC integrated bending system.
The Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) is equipped with 18 stockers for dies and 15 for punches to ensure maximum flexibility and responsiveness.
“Thanks to the Automatic Tool Changer, even with our most complex setups, the longest tool change we’ve experienced is 2 minutes 40 seconds. The ATC
provides for quick and easy response to rush jobs and consistent part production from operator to operator. Our extensive in-house manufacturing
capability is built on a solid foundation of talent and leading-edge equipment. Our long-term partnership with AMADA has been instrumental in Pacific
Maritime’s continued growth and success.”
Productivity Drives Profit.
“We had been working on a $1.5 million
bid for nearly a year.
us to decrease our
cycle times by 60%,
and secure the
The 2kW ENSIS 3015 AJ provides fiber and CO2 capabilities in a single machine. The ENSIS AJ cuts thin materials
4 times faster than CO2 laser and is able to cut up to 1" thick mild steel. The ASFH automated material handling
and storage system maximizes productivity by enabling lights-out operation during night and weekend shifts. The
HG 1003 with Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) and AMADA’s patented tooling, combine to ensure extremely precise
and economical bending results while tripling or quadrupling the number of tooling setups per day.
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— Robert Kirkpatrick
Robert Kirkpatrick, General Manager Pacific Maritime Industries, Corp.