CHICAGO — Parent firm Harbour Group has invested more than $1 million to improve capabilities at AEC Inc.'s Nelmor Division in North Uxbridge, Mass. A $600,000 laser metal-cutting system should shorten some delivery cycles to five days from eight weeks by the end of 1997, said Robert W. Miller, Nelmor vice president and general manager.
The system has a 5-foot-by-10-foot work area with cutting capability up to three-fourths of an inch, eliminates many secondary operations and closely links engineering activity with the production operations.
In addition, Nelmor has added a $100,000 refurbished press brake and, in March, a $200,000 painting facility.
In late June, Nelmor expects to take delivery of a $260,000 Mori Seiki numerically controlled lathe with twin bearing journals in rotors.
At NPE Booth S2630 in Chicago, Nelmor introduced new cutting chamber system technology in its beside-the-press Millenium 1634 granulator, which starts at $29,900 for an introductory 60-day period.
The unit is the first to offer a block-and-liner cutting chamber. The outer block is a heavy chassis or tub, and the inner liner has steel cutting-chamber liner plates.
In addition, Nelmor introduced a Talon 6x8 beside-the-press granulator that starts at $4,900. The compact, portable unit has a dual-entry, adjustable, low profile hopper for manual and robotic in-feed of scrap. The unit features a three-blade open-rotor design with unrestricted air flow. The Talon uses a double-walled hopper for quiet operation.
Nelmor employs 155 and is refurbishing its 160,000-square-foot facility in Massachusetts.