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Automation Devices celebrates 75th Anniversary with purchase of a new Haas VF8 CNC Machine

Posted on May 20th, 2022 at 11:19 AM
Automation Devices celebrates 75th Anniversary with purchase of a new Haas VF8 CNC Machine

Automation Devices is celebrating its 75th Anniversary year with the purchase of a new Haas VF8/50 CNC machine. The machine was delivered on Thursday March 19th, 2022 and will be put into service in the coming weeks.
The addition of this machine will enhance ADI’s fabrication capabilities plus increase efficiency, shorten lead times and help us to even better serve our customers. Product description from “These workhorses are well suited to high material removal rates, no matter what kind of cut you’re taking. And they come equipped with an upgraded feature package that includes a side-mount tool changer, chip auger, programmable coolant nozzle, and remote jog handle.
System Specifications: Vertical Machining Center; 64" x 40" x 30" (1626 x 1016 x 762 mm) (xyz), 50-taper geared-head, 30-hp, 7500 rpm, 30+1 side-mount tool changer, 15.2 m/min rapids, automatic chip auger, programmable coolant nozzle, color remote jog handle, power-failure detection module, 1 GB program memory, 15″ color LCD monitor, USB port, Ethernet, memory lock key switch, rigid tapping and a 360 liter flood coolant system.
ADI is a third-generation family business that was founded in 1947 by Floyd E. Smith passed on to his son Mr. Larry V. Smith and is now headed up his grandson Mr. Kevin E. Smith, President. What started in the basement of Mr. Smith’s home, the vibratory feeder business took off, forcing a move to a larger facility in 1953. In 1965 another expansion was necessary, and ADI moved operations to its current location, a 20-acre manufacturing facility in Fairview, PA, a suburb along Lake Erie. ADI specializes in the orienting and conveying of parts and features blank, off the shelf equipment as well as custom tooled, client specific, vibratory feeding equipment.

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