Allentown, Pa. — ATAS International, Inc. has added a Finn-Power E5 Compact Express Servo Electric Turret Punch Press to its headquarters facility.
The machine is designed for punching, notching, nibbling, forming and bending. It accommodates 48- by 96-inch sheets and can nibble complex shapes at a speed of 800 hits per minute. A punch force up to 33 tons is available for demanding jobs. The automatic loading and unloading capability means that the turret press can be operated in “lights-out” mode with no operator being present. Other features include accuracy, repeatability and low-maintenance costs.
The turret is configured to hold 38 of the most common tools used by ATAS, and the quick change feature makes it easy to substitute special tools when required. The tools range in size up to a diameter of 3 ½ inches, and many stations accommodate forming and/or indexing to change the orientation of the tool.
The E5 delivers all this functionality while consuming about one-fifth the energy of a comparable hydraulic machine. To reduce the energy use even more, the machine enters a standby mode when it finishes a job, dropping the power to 25 percent of the active-mode requirement.
“The low noise and ergonomic features are vital to ensure the safety of our employees,” said Jim Bus, vice president of ATAS. “The machine’s energy efficiency and energy savings complement ATAS’ corporate-wide green philosophy. These factors, coupled with the punching speed and capacity, have made this a great addition to our manufacturing process.”
The turret press is already improving both precision and productivity, while presenting new options for ATAS to manufacture custom panels and trim components for enhanced waterproofing. This addition also demonstrates the ATAS commitment to expanding manufacturing capabilities and product offerings for the future.
Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc and copper. These profiles include: standing and batten seams; corrugated; curved; tapered; shingles; tiles; shakes; and narrow or wide ribbed panels with hidden or exposed fasteners. Rainware, crown moulding and perimeter edge trim are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roofing or wall system. ATAS offers energy efficient building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified and InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy. ATA-Solar, a building integrated photovoltaic product complements ATAS’ sustainable product offerings. Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in 30 standard colors. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, Pa.; one in Maryville, Tenn.; and one in Mesa, Ariz. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design.