Cutting Machine Increases Efficiency at an Ellison Manufacturing Facility

Ellison Bronze has added a 4-axis cutting machine, the Fom Industrie ARGO 40, to its manufacturing facility in Falconer, N.Y. For aluminum doors and frames, the ARGO 40 will allow Ellison to match parts with an improved degree of accuracy and ensure repeatability for all machined aluminum components.

The ARGO 40 is a CNC (computer numerical control) machining center with an array of features, plus a mobile control console with a 17-inch touchscreen monitor and keyboard, state-of-the-art 3D software, and compatibility with CAD and other design programs.

“The CNC increases the precision of the machine’s drilling and tapping,” says Roger Overend, president and CEO, Ellison Bronze Inc. “Our operators will simply load the part, install the program, and the machine does the rest with incredible accuracy.”

The ARGO 40 offers both drilling and tapping capabilities with the same tool, which saves time and resources. It also features horizontal and vertical clamps, a saw with precise cutting capabilities, and an automatic conveyor that sweeps metal remains from its base into the accompanying chip bin.

“The machine is able to do the matching without having to manipulate the part or reposition it, streamlining our manufacturing process for aluminum doors and frames,” adds Overend. “Compared to our previous notching process, which took about 20 minutes, the ARGO 40 accomplishes the same amount of work in less than 5 minutes.”

The ARGO 40 began production in Ellison’s ISO 9001:2015-certified facility in January 2019.

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