Automation Devices Expands to Offer High Performance Laser Cutting Capabilities

Automation Devices recently purchased a fiber laser cutter to add further manufacturing capabilities to its Fairview, Pa facility.

Erie, PA, January 10, 2018 --( Automation Devices, Inc. (ADI) is pleased to announce that the recent purchase of a laser cutting machine has been added to its Fairview, PA manufacturing facility. The new TruLaser 2030F fiber laser enables ADI to sharpen its current vibratory feeder manufacturing capabilities and offers a multitude of opportunities benefiting both ADI and their customers.

Mechanical and physical features of the 2030F include an intuitive control panel with touch control that provides an optimal view of the entire work area. By utilizing the 2030F, cutting processes are streamlined with the most modern, fiber technology, versus more common CO2 laser cutters. This machine single handedly increases accuracy and precision.

Ben Frawley, ADI’s VFC Supervisor, has received extensive training on operating this new machinery and spearheads all job runs and day to day usage. Frawley is very enthusiastic about the opportunities this machinery brings to ADI.

“All types of material including bronze, copper, mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum – with varying sheet thicknesses- can be cut with the same cutting unit,” explains Frawley. “This machine requires so little maintenance which results in less down time which and adds up to a huge cost savings.”

A combination of speed and accuracy will be a huge return on investment for ADI. The 2030F can reach feed rates of 1000 inches/minute. “For example,” explains Frawley, “our prior process to cut out a run of 24 Model 10 shells and de-burr took four hours. With this new laser machine, we now complete this task in 12 minutes. It eliminates all of the burrs, extra grinding and usage of abrasives and is essentially ready to be welded after it has been cut on the laser.”

ADI is open to outside opportunities for repetitive part cutting. Automation Devices Inc. produces a full line of tooled and untooled vibratory feeders and components. They are located in Fairview, Pa just outside of Erie. They can be contacted at 814-474-5561 or view ADI products and services at
Automation Devices, Inc.
Alicia Tellers