Autobrake Designed to Improve Part Quality and Reduce Labor Costs

Roper Whitney introduces the Autobrake 1212, which provides accuracy and repeatability when forming 12-gauge mill steel and 14-gauge stainless steel. It features the rotating Kombi beam, which expands the machine’s folding capabilities to produce straight to box and pan bending in just 11 seconds. The box tooling is 6.3-inches in height, precision ground and laser hardened to 60. Pieces are also laser etched with the length of the tool for easy box set up.

Optional left-hand or right-hand back gauge extension provides superior material positioning. Maximum 12-foot back gauge travels in less than three seconds and is provided by the six-stage design combining high speed with compact space requirements.

The Autobrake 1212 offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Improved part accuracy
  • Minimized tool changes

The Synergy control system offers many features to the operator such as multiple methods of programming – from simple line-by-line to draw-to-auto program. It’s network capabilities allow for multiple integrations, such as; Konnect, Konstruct, Konstruct Mobile, and overall shop management through linking multiple machines.

The Autobrake design is a plate and weldment steel construction, delivering performance and features in a simplified, rigid design. End housings are a plate-type construction bringing drive components close together for improved stiffness and performance. The design is constructed so that the actuating mechanisms are secured in rigid mounds of the housings allowing for easy maintenance.

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Allied Steel Buildings Expands into Utah

Allied Steel Buildings recently opened an office in Utah. Conveniently located in Summit County, the branch expansion currently provides elite service for industrial projects in the planning phase that are central to the area.

At the new Allied Steel Buildings’ Utah Design Center, experienced and efficient Project Managers are teamed with high-level Estimators specializing in pre-engineered and structural steel building projects. The new location is complete with industry leading software and set to provide comprehensive building solutions for a variety of applications.

Allied Steel Buildings forecasts a 50 percent increase in local business for 2015. Vice President of the Western Region, Benjamin Meister noted, “We are looking forward to the convenience the expansion will add for our customers. The new facility features consulting and design space where clients can discuss building details and features while working on actual renderings of their building project.” Additionally Meister said, “Our expansion will allow for in-house design of projects from commercial to equestrian while providing additional space for Project Managers to service this clientele. In an industry where customer service sets you apart, we focus on assisting our clients from concept to completion, by providing the best service possible and this expansion will only better our efforts.”

The company selected the location in part due to the expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport. Logistically, the ease of travel to current Allied Steel Building projects in construction throughout the western United States and Canadian Provinces was a draw, but the reality of the Salt Lake City International Airport expansion signifies the economic growth and stability of the region. The 1.8 billion SLC terminal redevelopment program which broke ground July 2014, will bring an estimated 24,000 jobs and $1 billion in wages to the area over the next eight years. Meanwhile, throughout the region new construction in the industrial and commercial sectors are booming.

Allied Steel Buildings expects to generate three more positions before the end of 2014 and five new jobs during the first quarter of 2015. Industry specific Project Managers will oversee new building fabrications, focusing on the needs of the individual client while providing a wealth of knowledge for each building application.