AMADA AMERICA, INC.
180 Amada Court • Schaumburg, IL 60173
— Ed Zerjav
(Above: HG 1003 ATC)
Complex bending is
greatly simplified by the
AMNC 3i control.
The control and the
Automatic Tool Changer
can run more jobs in a
single setup to optimize
(Left and below: ACIES
2515 AJ) is equipped
with a high-speed AMNC
3i control with a large
300-tool capacity storage
rack, automated tool
changer, a multi-shelf
automated Tower material handling system, and
a laser-etched tooling ID
system to achieve 24/7
productivity and repeatable accuracy.
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Vernier Metal Fabricating (VMF) was incorporated in 1967.
Founded by John Zerjav Sr., the company started in a 1-car garage
in Bridgeport, CT. Today, VMF has evolved and grown to a thriving
company that employs over 80 people — operating from a 55,000
sq. ft. facility on 12 acres in Seymour, CT. Serving a variety of
customers in Medical, Security, Packaging and Machine Tool Industries, VMF fabricates a high-mix of small-to-medium size lots.
Committed to providing the utmost in quality while meeting
customers’ ever-increasing demands for shorter lead times, VMF
partnered with AMADA to provide the optimal solution for their
specific needs which includes the following machines.
• ACIES 2515 AJ — A Highly-Automated Punch/
Fiber Laser Combination System: The ACIES AJ
achieves unmatched productivity and scratch-free processing of complex sheet metal parts including forming and
tapping. Equipped with a 4kW fiber laser, the ACIES AJ
has expanded Vernier’s range of capabilities to include the
efficient cutting of brass, copper and Muntz metal. By automating tool changes and material handling, ACIES achieves
continuous, high-speed processing — increasing Vernier’s
green-light-on time from 30% to 80%.
• HG 1003 ATC Integrated Bending System: AMADA’s
patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) enables Vernier
to achieve 20 setups per shift instead of 4-5 per day —
greatly increasing throughput. Even complex tool setups
are completed in less than three minutes. The ATC’s large
tool capacity allows for quick and easy introduction of rush
jobs while expediting setup for repeat jobs.
To summarize the power of partnership, Ed Zerjav adds the
following thoughts, “In combination with outstanding machine reliability, AMADA has always been responsive to any service issues. This
makes for a great partnership which is mutually beneficial for AMADA
and VMF — as well as our customers.”
John Zerjav,Vice President (left) and
Ed Zerjav, President of Vernier Metal Fabricating, Inc.