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180 Amada Court • Schaumburg, IL 60173
“If you’re not investing in the latest technology, you’re falling behind.”
— Greg Williams
Increased Capacity Accelerates Growth.
Founded in 1974, Southern Metalcraft, Inc. has grown from a 3-person shop to a team of 35 highly-skilled sheet metal fabricators.
     18 stockers for dies and 15 for punches to ensure                             introduction of  
In order to facilitate growth, keep pace with customers’ ever-increasing demands, and never compromise on quality, the family-owned and operated business partnered with AMADA. Today, SMI’s 42,500 ft2 facility near Atlanta, GA is         the company to become a premier sheet metal fabricator.
        sion to partner with AM AD A , “ The addition of the LCG 3015 AJ,                       
In fact, each machine quickly yielded substantial gains:
6kWLCG3015AJFiberLaser+AutomatedMaterial Handling and Storage: SMI gained a 70% increase in available laser cutting time with 24/7 capabilities in a full range of material types and thicknesses.
HG 1003 ATC Integrated Bending System: AMADA’s patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) enables SMI to achieve 25-40 setups per day compared to 8-15 prior to purchasing the HG 1003 ATC.
   24/7 Productivity
• HG2204PressBrake:AnAMNC3i
touchscreen control allows SMI’s operators
to quickly verify tool setup, part data, and
bending sequences in a 3D environment — increasing through- put by more than 25%. AMADA’s Bi-S (Bend indicator Sensor) technology enables the HG 2204 to maintain consistent accuracy in bend lengths up to 169"       longer parts in 11 Ga. materials and thicker, gives SMI the addi- tional ability to successfully compete in a larger market arena.

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