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Monti Inc Expands Busbar Capabilities

Monti Inc., the South Carolina-based provider of a wide range of copper components for the electrical industry, has broadened its capabilities in its Greenwood, South Carolina operation. In addition to its epoxy coating and dipping operation, Monti now provides punching and forming capabilities with a Boschert CU Profi punching machine. This offering requires precision and meticulous attention to detail. Monti produces a wide range of copper components for the electrical industry. The company now offers stock copper in sheet, coil, bar, rod, extruded shapes as well as common bus bar sizes both plated and bare. Boschert CU Profi’s CNC fabricating and machining equipment permits Monti to offer customers low volume proto typing and repair parts – all the way to high volume production. Check out the latest Monti bog post outlining the new capabilities in Greenwood: https://monti-inc.com/copper-busbar-fabrication-at-second-greenwood-plant/

Published on Jun 29, 2022

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Go Ahead. Just Try to Impress the NYC MTA Crew!

It’s not easy to get a NYC MTA repair crew excited. Happy-excited at least. Unhappy-excited is a bit easier. But when a two-day, two-man job becomes a one-hour, one-man job – with improved results, even the most jaded yard mechanic’s blood starts racing. That’s what happened this May 2022 when Boschert USA installed a new Stierli-Bieger 1300 CNC Rail Bending machine in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Brooklyn repair facility. Over its more than 100-year history, MTA repairs has had some challenging tasks thrown at them. As the largest public transportation network in North America, with 665 miles of track supporting 6,684 subway cars on 36 lines across Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn, MTA handles 1.3 billion rides in a year, 5.15 million on an average weekday. That’s a lot of cranky New Yorkers when any line goes down for any reason at virtually any time. Throw challenging and extreme weather conditions and an aging infrastructure into the mix and it is a recipe for stressful responses to breakdowns. That’s where the Stierli 1300 with 150 tons of working power came in so handy – replacing equipment and bending procedures that were literally 100 years old. During its initial training process, the MTA crew put the machine up against some of its toughest frog bends with their triple kinks – precisely matching the bends from the original rail pulled out of active tracks. This kind of exacting precision is difficult to accomplish. But with the Stierli’ s CNC controls, even on their test run the crew was able to pull it off on the first try. The Stierli bending machine is doing so well, Boschert USA already has drawings and orders for additional tooling to meet the MTA’s varied rail bending needs.

Published on Jun 29, 2022

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Beautiful Outcome on Challenging Punch & Form Process

Northland Process Piping fabricates the highest quality processing equipment for the food and dairy industries. Northland engineers recently worked with Boschert USA to source, tailor and install a Boschert CP EVO 1250 punching machine in its Mora, Minnesota operation. The task they designed the machine to handle is a difficult combination punch and form process for 4x10-foot sheets of 12 gauge (.105-inch) stainless steel. The Northland sheet design required a series of 3/8-inch holes punched within ¾-inch nipple high forms – an impossible combination for most punching machines. The shape and hole placement and depth required exacting precision to fit refrigerant pipes for one of its processing machines. Once installed, Boschert USA was on-site to train the fabricator’s team. The outcome was exceptional – the Northland team was pleased not only with the ease with which the operations were conducted but with the incredible precision punches and nipple forms – meeting their stringent specifications. Ultimately, the finished piece delivers both technical and physical beauty.

Published on Jun 29, 2022

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Stierli Expands Automatic Measuring to its 220 and 420 CNC Horizontal Bender

Automatic measuring has traditionally only been available on Stierli’s 220 and 420 CNC WP Hybrid Benders. Now, however, the software and measuring tool have been adapted and are available as an option on standard model Stierli 220 and 420 CNC horizontal benders – delivering perfect bends regardless of material characteristics. Once the machine is programmed for angle or the stroke length, the integrated encode system measures the angle of the bent part and re-bends if needed (automatic spring-back compensation). The required stroke and the spring-back compensation are each calculated by the control to achieve the best possible accuracy. The automatic measuring tool and software compensate for differences in material, the angle or stroke setting throughout the bending program.

Published on Apr 14, 2022

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Working with Diplomacy Across Borders

Recently Greg Hoesly, Boschert USA President, paid a visit to a dedicated customer who has made a strong commitment to Boschert and Stierli copper bar processing equipment in its operations for many years. The company, IMMSA (International Metals of Mexico) with facilities in both Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, manufactures made-to-order copper and aluminum connectors primarily for the electrical and telecommunications industries. IMMSA serves many of the most important companies in North America – from Siemens to ABB. Boschert USA recently delivered another CU Profi punching machine to the Mexico City operation. Between the two manufacturing sites, IMMSA operates five CU Profi punching machines, four Stierli CNC horizontal benders, and a Boschert Profi Series press brake. While Hoesly likened the view of the Mexican operation to his own showroom in Butler, Wisconsin, IMMSA owner Alfonso Anciola put it plainly, “I like to work with both machines and people who are reliable and work well, and who I trust and respect.”

Published on Apr 11, 2022

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Trim Profile Made to Order

The bending specialists at Boschert USA recently came to the aid of a customer creating a unique mobile coffee truck. After seeing PBT’s profile bending capabilities in action on YouTube, Jeremy Oyler, from BeBoldCoffee in Millbrook, Alabama reached out to Boschert USA for some help to form a pair of unique trim pieces for his retrofit of a 1985 VW Doka T2Crew Cab truck. We took on the challenge with the demo PBT Arkus 12 in our showroom. With guidance and specs from Oyler, our profile bending specialist formed the trim that gives the finished truck its unique profile. You can find the truck, trim, and BeBold coffee on the 30A in Grayton Beach, Florida. All that’s left: Order up the cappuccinos.

Published on Apr 11, 2022

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Boschert USA Opening Doors Around the World

It’s always great to get prospects calling in to ask about our great fabricating machinery brands. And sometimes it’s just plain fun. The PBT team recently got a pair of inquiries about profile bending machinery for playground manufacturers. What’s interesting though is that one was from Slovenia and the other was from Thailand. While we started to bicker over who would get to do the installation, cooler heads prevailed, and we passed on the leads to the more appropriate regions. Dare to dream, nonetheless.

Published on Apr 8, 2022

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Boschert Introduces New Automatic Loading System for its CU Profi Series

Through Boschert USA, its exclusive North American representative, Boschert GmbH of Lörrach, Germany, is excited to introduce a new programmable, automatic copper bar loading and clamping system for its CU Profi series of punching machines. The combination of this new clamping and loading system allows operators to streamline their automated production processes while limiting new staffing requirements. With the new loading and clamping automation system, operators can load a variety of widths and lengths of copper bar stock based on their job list, and with proper programming, can let the CU Profi punching series machines do the rest. The system will automatically pick up the new copper bar stock, and evaluate, load and clamp the bar to perform the prescribed punches for each width and length. The finished bars are automatically pushed out to the finished product tray. The new Boschert copper bar loading system with automating clamping and loading is just one more example of the company working to make its customers’ jobs more efficient and productive.

Published on Feb 16, 2022

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Boschert Gizelis AS-1 Stacker Makes ElectroCut Even More Efficient

AS-1 Stacker stacks and aligns finished cut pieces. By adding the new AS-1 Stacker to a Gizelis ElectroCut shear, operators can more easily integrate materials into their production lines -- building even more efficiency into the system.

Published on Jan 10, 2022

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Gizelis Electric Press Brakes -- breaking new ground for economics, efficiency and environment

Gizelis Rep Jeff Snyder highlights the advantages of electric press brakes (and shears) in this Fabricator thought leadership article.

Published on Jan 7, 2022

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