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Expanding Cutting Capabilities

Giben 14-Foot Beam Saw

beam_saw_AsmAt AmeriLux International, our ever-expanding fabrication capabilities are directly related to our customers’ needs. The recent addition of a Giben 14-foot beam saw allows us to efficiently cut large orders of the same size product, hold tighter tolerances, and produce a clean, quality edge.

The need for this type of high-quality fabrication was driven by our customers’ end-use applications of our polycarbonate panels. As well, this equipment compliments our customers’ capabilities, offering them a qualified back-up in the event they have capacity constraints. No matter if it is an AmeriLux or a customer-supplied product.

beam_Saw_Csm“The programming is easy to understand and use,” said Aaron Vanden Heuvel. “The beam saw is a great work horse for cutting multiples of the same size polycarbonate panel at one time. The quality of the cut is also better, straighter, and squarer.”

Cutting solid and structured polycarbonate successfully on a production basis presents a number of challenges with respect to the substrates relative hardness, sensitivity to heat, and resistance to chipping and shattering. The Giben beam saw addresses many of these challenges, offering both high volume and precision cutting.

beam_saw_Bsm“The increase in production made it easy to justify the addition of an automated horizontal beam saw,” Aaron said. “We can cut more sheets in the same amount of time which reduces job turnaround times, and therefore labor costs.”

Cutting polycarbonate panels at AmeriLux International is a day-in, day-out process, with small to large orders being processed daily in the Distribution Center. Expanding our range of cutting options enables us to broaden our scope of services that bring measurable value to our customers.

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