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Assa Abloy: Making Their Mark in Architectural Door Accessories

Assa Abloy: Making Their Mark in Architectural Door Accessories

In the ever-evolving manufacturing world, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. We recently had the opportunity to speak with a key player in the architectural door accessories industry, who shared insights into their operations and innovations.

assa abloyTaylor Dyer, Manufacturing Engineer, from Pemko / Assa Abloy in Memphis, TN, specializing in hinges, thresholds, and similar items, revealed fascinating details about their manufacturing processes and challenges.

Quality and Precision in Every Piece

"Architectural door accessories, like hinges and thresholds, form the backbone of our production," Taylor Dyer explained. "We primarily use brass, aluminum, and stainless steel, ensuring every product meets our high standards of quality."

What stood out during our conversation was the attention to detail in every aspect of their work. "Using a Durable Mecco MV21 pneumatic impact press, we imprint each piece with a unique brand image and a UL stamp for compliance," Taylor shared. "It's not just about marking these items; it's about ensuring each mark reflects our commitment to excellence."

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Adapting to modern demands has been a key part of their journey. "We used to rely on an old impact press, which became obsolete. Our switch to Durable Technologies equipment marked a significant improvement in our process," Taylor said.

Taylor also emphasized the importance of customization and adaptation. "For longer items like hinge leaves, ensuring uniform marking required us to develop custom work holding fixtures to ensure that the part was completely flat when we marked it. These small adjustments make a big difference in the final product."

Collaboration with Stamping Press and Die Supplier

The conversation also highlighted the importance of collaboration with suppliers. "What I appreciate most about Durable Technologies is their responsiveness and the quality of their custom shank stamps. They seem to last longer, which is crucial for our operations, plus, they deliver significantly faster than our previous supplier," Taylor noted.

Moreover, the ability to communicate directly with the manufacturing team at Durable was a game changer. "Being able to discuss our needs and challenges with their marking experts allowed us to streamline our processes more effectively," he added.

Looking to the future, Taylor was optimistic. "The industry is always evolving, and we're excited to be at the forefront of that change. Whether it's refining our techniques or exploring new materials, our goal is to continue delivering the highest quality architectural accessories on the market."

As we wrapped up our conversation, it was clear that this facility is not just manufacturing architectural accessories; they are crafting a legacy of precision and innovation that sets a benchmark in the industry.

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MV21 Pneumatic PressAbout Pneumatic Presses

Durable Technologies' pneumatic impact presses provide a user-friendly, easy-to-setup solution for high-volume part marking, ensuring consistent results. These presses can be equipped with a diverse selection of tooling options for part marking, allowing users to choose the best match for their specific needs.

Impact presses are favored for high-volume marking tasks due to their versatility and their notable benefits in control, safety, and dependability. They also require minimal maintenance.

Designed for semi-automatic operation with hand controls, these pneumatic press packages deliver precision and consistent performance in a cost-effective package.

Press Dies and Shank Stamps

custom shank steel stamps pneumatic press diesThe versatility of a pneumatic press is partly due to its ability to utilize various marking tools such as shank stampssteel type with a holder, or numbering heads for sequential marking. Our custom stamps are crafted from durable, high-grade steel and can be tailored to your specific requirements. Numbering heads are specifically for serial numbering and sequential part marking. As a result, they may not be suitable for every application.

Ultimately, the choice of tooling (press style stamp, type with holder, numbering head) depends on your specific marking needs and budget. Contact us if you'd like to discuss your marking requirements with an expert.

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