Marlin Steel Wire gave themselves quite an upgrade earlier this month with a three-dimensional specialty welder that should increase production as well as increase the fun.
Marlin, who primarily manufactures storage products, announced this past weekend that they’re installing a medium frequency welder. Oh yeah, did we mention that there are only five of them in the world?
This machine doesn’t come cheap. Made possible by a loan from the Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, this $500,000 welder is going to make quite a difference. “It is one of our biggest investments and it’s so efficient because it enables our team to be very productive,” says Greenblatt in an interview with Modern Metals.
The new welding machine is so technologically advanced that it’s going to be able to produce parts up to three times faster than Marlin’s current equipment. This efficiency can be credited to multiple aspects of the machine.
“Most [machines] weld on an X and Y plane but we can now go around bends or curves or around objects,” says Greenblatt. This cuts down handling time, which can often cause complications and deformation.
Not only does the machine have precision, but it has power. There will be 250,000 watts of power roaring through it. This makes the welding process go 30 times faster than before. Due to all of the foreseeable production, Marlin has hired two more skilled and trained welders.
Marlin Steel has the only medium frequency welder in the United States. After companies notice the increase in production and profitability, there might be a few more companies looking to follow suit.
To read the full article visit Modern Metals.
Original Article written by: Emily Vasquez