Entries by ben

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Custom Levelers

High speed manufacturing, such as stamping, burning, and shearing, depends on flat material in order to increase production and prevent damage to machinery.  Consequently, many manufacturers have very strict quality requirements that they pass on to their vendors. Flattening material is all about the difference between “elastic” and “plastic” deformation.  Material in elastic deformation will […]

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Custom Rolling Mills

Finding custom rolling mills that meets your requirements can be a frustrating task.  Although many used rolling mills are available around the world, trying to find a mill with the correct separating force and torque capacity can be hard.  Usually you will find a used mill significantly oversized for your needs, or a used mill […]

Robot Implementation Challenges

Installing robots and robotic assembly processes in your facility can be a difficult and also overwhelming project.  Here is an informative article outlining typical considerations that you should review before making the jump to incorporate robotic automation: Control Engineering – Robot Implementation Challenges Once you have considered these internal challenges, Element can help.  Element can […]

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Rotary Marking

Branding and quality control are the key to setting your product apart from the rest.  Our rotary marking units physically mark formed profiles with desired product or date codes to achieve just that goal.  Furthermore, these units are low-profile and easy to install in your roll forming, or tube mill line. Here are some highlights from our standard […]

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Steel Edger for Tube & Pipe Mills

Edging steel strip for a tube or pipe mill can be critical for your quality and safety needs.  Edging is a process that uses an edger (or edge conditioner) to chamfer (or fillet) sharp edges of material before going into a forming line.  Upstream slitting and shearing operations form these sharp edges, and they can cause many different […]

Section 179 Small Business Expensing

Making the decision to purchase machinery and control upgrades to improve your manufacturing process can be tough to justify.  Fortunately, the process just became easier due to the permanent passing of Section 179 deductions, highlighted in the article below: NFIB – Small Business Expensing Made Permanent! The deduction allows for a permanent small business expensing limit […]

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Control Retrofit Increases Production

This article gives some great insight into the benefits of a control retrofit on your machine or line: Control Engineering – Control Retrofit Boosts Production Trying to rely on machines with obsolete control components can be very hard for maintenance and operations people.  It can be hard enough to upkeep a machine mechanically through PM practices, or […]

Custom Automation Grows Your Business

This article is good advice for those looking to expand their business with custom automation: Control Engineering – Deciding to Automate Making the decision to automate your manufacturing process can be overwhelming.  Due to constantly changing and evolving controls and solutions, it can be difficult to know which direction to go.  Element Machinery has a […]

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Steel Leveling Principles

Here is an excellent article on steel leveling: The Fabricator – Roller Leveling 101 Element Machinery has a number of tools to help operators level material fast.  Element can supply any of the following machines to level your material: Powered and Unpowered Straighteners Roller Levelers Plate Levelers Sheet Levelers, and Tension Levelers Even more, many of […]

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Cut-to-Length Line Designs & Options

A great article highlighting cut-to-length line designs and technologies: The Fabricator – Cutting Edge of Cut-to-Length Lines Cut-to-length lines can come in many different styles, shapes and sizes.  Element Machinery offers a wide range of cut to length lines that can meet your needs, and most importantly your budget.  Feel free to visit our cut-to-length […]