AT&F Announces Equipment Upgrades

The custom steel fabricator completed the installation of the largest roll in the western hemisphere, a third robotic contour beveling laser, the largest single ram press brake, a large plate blasting machine and a CNC horizontal boring mill.

The custom steel fabricator completed the installation of the largest roll in the western hemisphere, a third robotic contour beveling laser, the largest single ram press brake, a large plate blasting machine and a CNC horizontal boring mill.

American Tank and Fabricating (AT&F; Cleveland, OH), a custom steel fabricator, recently announced equipment upgrades to one of its large rolling systems.

Originally installed in 1977, the company has fabricated thousands of cylinders for customers. After 35 years of service, the large heavy plate rolling machine has undergone a major upgrade. Improvements on the large heavy roll include a new leveling system, PLC upgrade, new gearbox and electrical panel upgrade.

The new leveling system will result in accuracy improvements, upon our already tight tolerances, while the new gear box has been designed to handle more torque without sacrificing speed. The PLC and electrical panel will aid in troubleshooting and planned maintenance improvements with a more efficient design.

Planned maintenance and upgrades are part of our testament ‘We Invest in Customer Success’,” said the executive vice president, Ken Ripich. “We are committed to a strong customer focus and continual improvement to our methods to produce a precision quality product for our customers. By combining the capabilities of this upgraded roll with the largest roll in the Western hemisphere installed early this year, we have created an unmatched combination of capability and capacity for our customers.”

Our recent ISO 9001:2008 certification is further commitment to continuously improve and streamline our operations to reduce waste, increase productivity and satisfy our customers,” added Michael Ripich, the president. “Completing upgrades on one of our large sets of rolls, in addition to other equipment and facility additions, bring together some of the largest, longest, and heaviest fabrication services in the world. Our customers no longer need multiple vendors, only us.”

AT&F recently completed the installation of the largest roll in the western hemisphere, a third robotic contour beveling laser, the largest single ram press brake (59 ft), a large plate blasting machine, and a CNC horizontal boring mill. These fabrication capability enhancements are all located on the Cleveland campus. AT&F operates 600,000 sq ft of manufacturing space in Northeast Ohio.

AT&F began operating as a steel fabrication company in 1940. Pride and attention to detail have inspired its growth and helped to define the manufacturer it is today. Through its divisions and brands, AT&F has built an outstanding corporate reputation providing custom steel manufacturing solutions to industrial manufacturing companies throughout the world. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified. www.atfco.com

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