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                                 ManuelTeschera,General Manager (left) &Tony Corrales,Owner and Founder of Cortec Precision Manufacturing.
Production Empowered.
“The HD ATC reduces setup times from hours to a matter of minutes. Seriously.”
— Manuel Teschera, General Manager Cortec Precision Manufacturing
The Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) is equipped with 18 magazines for dies and 15 for punches.
 Amada provided the optimal solution for high-mix, low-volume production.
Since its inception in 1975, Cortec Precision Manufacturing (a family owned and operated company) has sought to provide the highest quality product for its customers. Faced with ever-increasing demands for high-mix, low-volume runs of complex parts, Cortec turned to Amada.
Today, Cortec is a premier manufacturing company with locations in San Jose, CA and Round Rock,TX. General Manager, Manuel Teschera, comments on the company’s success: “By partnering with Amada and investing in state-of-the-art technology, Cortec has improved efficiency by 60%. Our recently acquired HD ATC press brake automates tooling setup. A set of parts for a specific chassis assembly took 11⁄2 weeks to form on conventional brakes. Now, with the HD ATC, the job is complete in less than 2 days.”
In their laser department, Cortec added Amada’s FOM2 RI laser cutting system with an integrated Rotary Index — providing the capability to switch from flat sheet cutting to tube cutting in 2 minutes or less. Teschera comments on the benefits of this versatile laser: “The FOM2 RI allows us to
simplify very complex weld assemblies and eliminate the need for
sawing, drilling and machining... reducing hours of work to minutes.”
Amada’s state-of-the-art equipment ensures:
• Maximum Productivity (Automated tooling setup pro- vided by the HD ATC eliminates costly delays associated with conventional tool changes. The FOM2 RI is equipped with high-speed shuttle tables and an automatic nozzle changer to provide for continuous, unattended operation).
• Unmatched Precision (The HD ATC’s 4-axis manipulator precisely selects and places punches and dies. Its 6-axis backgauge ensures unprecedented positioning repeatability of ±0.0001˝. The Rotary Index on the FOM2 is an integrated unit allowing bowed pipe or tubing to be cut without vibration while maintaining accuracy from end to end).
• Maximum Flexibility (The combined forces of a servo/hydraulic press
brake and an Automatic Tool Changer make the HD ATC the optimal high-mix, low-volume bending solution. The FOM2 RI can process round, square, rectangle, C-channel, and angle iron — making it the most versatile Rotary Index laser cutting system available).
The Rotary Index on the FOM2 RI is located on one of three shuttle pallets — making it extremely easy and fast to switch from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting
Amada America, Inc.
180 Amada Court Schaumburg, IL 60173 877-262-3287

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