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BENCO Steel, Inc. has recently acquired
a new CNC high- speed, double column production saw by HE&M
Saw. This new saw has the capability of production-cutting large
bundles of material (40” wide X 25” tall) while maintaining
a 1/16th inch tolerance. In 2005, BENCO also purchased a new CNC
HE&M Smart Saw capable of performing production line miter
cuts while holding a 1/16-inch tolerance. With these new saws,
BENCO is pleased to offer customers a much higher state of quality
assurance consistent with exact specifications.
Machinery modernization at BENCO has
been in the works since May 2001 when BENCO’s senior managers
developed a 5-year machinery modernization program as part of
the company’s long-range strategic plan. The machine modernization
program supports the quality management philosophy of the company’s
president, Judy Tate. The modernization program called for the
upgrade and replacement of all the outdated machinery that had
been on the company’s plant floor for years. Though the
old machinery was serviceable and could handle most customer requirements,
it lacked the sophisticated CNC controls, software, and tooling
required to meet the exacting needs and quick turn-around requirements
of BENCO’s customers.
Rounding out the modernization program,
BENCO now has in operation a new CNC 440-ton X 14’ press
brake by Durma and a new high-speed, CNC shear by AccuShear. Also
new to BENCO is a high-definition plasma burning system by Controlled
Automation. The new system operates on a 10’ X 20’
burning table and replaces a conventional plasma burning system.
The high-definition feature enables BENCO to produce near-laser
quality cuts on material up to 1/2 inch thickness.
With the goal of enhancing processing
and fabrication quality, BENCO has now completely modernized its
entire inventory of processing and fabrication machinery. BENCO
can now offer its customers a one-stop-shopping opportunity. And
as always, customer satisfaction is guaranteed!
BENCO Steel has the capability and prefers to receive CAD drawings
of customer requirements via e-mail. BENCO operates in a total
CNC machine environment that enables the quality of the product
to meet the customer’s exacting needs. When customers convey
their requirements on a CAD drawing, BENCO personnel can quickly
convert that drawing into a CNC readable file resulting in quick
turn-around on the requirement. BENCO operates the latest version
of AutoCAD® Mechanical Desktop (2007). This latest version
of AutoCAD® allows BENCO to operate on all earlier versions
of the software. BENCO can receive drawings using formats other
than AutoCAD® to include DXF, DWG, IGES, BMP, JPEG, and others.
If unsure that the customer’s file is compatibility with
BENCO’s operating system, customers should contact BENCO
prior to submitting the drawing. BENCO can also receive customer
drawings on a hard or floppy disk if the customer is unable to
e-mail the drawing. The point of contact at BENCO Steel for electronic
submitted drawings is Ron Borders, Vice President of Plant Operations,