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Atlas Commissioned to Build a Steerable Trackless Cart for High Temperature Die Transport

Fenton, MI – Atlas Technologies announces the development and completion of a Steerable Trackless Cart that will transport pre-heated dies for Weber Metals, Inc. located in Paramount, California.  Weber Metals is a preferred supplier to a wide range of global industrial markets providing reliable high quality forgings. The project was awarded to Atlas in November of 2016 to create and build this conceptual cart.

As a world leader in die change technology, Atlas designed Weber Metals the Steerable Trackless Cart to withstand extremely high temperatures involved in the forging process. The structural steel design will tolerate temperatures up to 800ºF. The cart features an insulated barrier for heat sensitive components to shield from the extreme heat.   The manually controlled cart has a weight capacity of 50,000 pounds and is capable of handling and maneuvering pre-heated dies from furnace to forging within the customer’s factory using a wireless handheld pendant controller.

Atlas Technologies die change solutions have proven to be robust innovative designs servicing many industries for the past 50 years. We are proud to have been chosen by Weber Metals, to design and build this Steerable Trackless Cart to meet their growing production needs.

     “Atlas is extremely proud and excited that Weber Metals chose us to develop this technology for their production needs. We appreciate their confidence in Atlas’s ability to provide a “new” style transport system demonstrated through this order award.   Atlas looks forward to exceeding our customer’s expectation when it comes to design, quality and performance.”
– Andy Basgall, General Manager of Atlas Technologies

Atlas Technologies Management Team:
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Sales & Applications Consultant
Dave Thomas – Director of Project Management
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing & Human Resources
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Robert Bloomfield – Director of Manufacturing
Pat Schwartz – Director of Engineering



Atlas Invests in a Large Frame HAAS Vertical Machining Center

Atlas Technologies announced today the installation of a HAAS Large Frame Vertical Machining Center in their Fenton, MI facility. The VF-12 Series VMC is designed to accommodate large-volume machining required to service Atlas’ various customer markets.

The HAAS VMC is a beneficial addition to the 51,000 sq. ft. of in-house manufacturing space that currently provides Custom Welding & Fabrication alongside Contract Manufacturing Services. The HAAS Large Frame VMC features a 150” x 28” T-slot table with 50 taper configurations and spindle speeds up to 10,000 rpm.  The machines capabilities will streamline the manufacturing process to meet increasing production demands.

To support the continuing growth with automation solution customers, the VMC will provide a higher quality of metal fabrication that customers have come to expect. Metal fabrication is a precision process that requires industry knowledge and expertise, both of which Atlas has provided for the last 50 years.

 “Acquiring this machining center is an investment in our customers, our community and our future success.   The VMC will increase our production times and efficiencies to consistently deliver quality products to our markets.  Along with creating career opportunities for qualified individuals that will support our expanding metal fabrication department today, and into the future.”
                                                                   Andy Basgall – Atlas Technologies – General Manager

 Atlas Technologies Management Team:
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Sales & Application Consultant
Dave Thomas – Director of Project Management
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing and Human Resources
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Robert Bloomfield – Director of Manufacturing
Pat Schwartz – Director of Engineering

 



Atlas Announces Receipt of a Die Storage System Expansion

Fenton, MI – Atlas Technologies announced today the commissioning of a Die Storage System Expansion for Wolf Appliance, division of Sub-Zero Group Inc. located in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The original Wolf Die Storage System was designed and built by Atlas Technologies in 2000. Over the last 16 years, Atlas has consistently supported Wolf with custom built Die Change and Die Storage equipment. This new expansion project is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2017.

Atlas Technologies designed a solution with the cooperation of the customer to create a custom application that will be successfully incorporated into their existing storage system. The expansion includes additional die storage racks, upgraded control interface, die cart development and refurbishment. The Die Storage System is designed to support the appliance industries continuous product development growth.

Atlas Technologies has been an established producer of automated solutions for the past 50 years. We are known for our robust innovative designs and equipment that service numerous industries. Our consistent and reliable quality products are the key to our long successful history of servicing our customers repeatedly.

“Atlas Technologies is extremely proud and excited that Wolf Appliance, Inc. has again considered our ASRS design for their die storage needs. We appreciate the confidence Wolf Appliance, Inc. has in Atlas’s ability to provide this expansion and upgrade as demonstrated through this new order award. Atlas looks forward to exceeding our customers’ expectation when it comes to design, quality and performance.”
Andy Basgall – Atlas Technologies – General Manager

Atlas Technologies Team of Directors:
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Director of Sales
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing, HR & Spare Parts
Dave Thomas – Director of Project Management
Pat Schwartz – Director of Engineering
Robert Bloomfield – Director of Manufacturing



Atlas Representative Speaking at FABTECH 2016

Fenton, MI – Atlas Technologies Southeast Region Account Manager, Mr. Ron Demonet, is a keynote speaker at FABTECH 2106. Mr. Demonet has in excess of 25 years of experience in educating customers about Atlas Technologies products and services. His topic: Sheet Metal Lubrication: Reducing Costs & Maintenance while Improving Safety & the Environment.

Mr. Demonet’s speaking engagement is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N225-N226. Registration can be handled online through www.fabtechexpo.com.

Mr. Demonet’s insights on lubricant spraying technology are very informative and will clearly identify the effects within the stamping industry environment.

Atlas Technologies Team of Directors
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Director of Sales
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing, HR & Spare Parts
Dave Thomas – Director of Project Management
Pat Schwartz – Director of Engineering
Robert Bloomfield – Director of Manufacturing



Atlas Welcomes a New Director of Engineering

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Fenton, MI  –  Atlas Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Schwartz to the Atlas Engineering Team as the Director of Engineering. Mr. Schwartz will be responsible for both our Mechanical and Controls Engineering Departments.  His 24 years of automation experience is a combination of positions held at Utica Automation, DCT Automation and Norgren Automation with his most recent role as a Product Engineer with KUKA.

“Mr. Schwartz will be an asset to Atlas’ already knowledgeable engineering team. We look forward to his innovative ideas and strong engineering skills that will assist Atlas with our continued growth and business objectives.” says Louie Wiegele, Director of Human Resources.

We happily welcome Mr. Pat Schwartz to the Atlas Technologies Team of Automation Experts.

Atlas Technologies Team of Directors:
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Director of Sales
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Dave Thomas – Director of Operations
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing, HR & Spare Parts
Pat Schwartz – Director of Engineering



Atlas Expands Work Force

Andy Basgall Picture 2Fenton, MI – Atlas Technologies, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Andrew Basgall. Mr. Basgall brings 40 years of automotive and manufacturing experience to Atlas.  His expertise in automotive stamping equipment and the implementation of automated engineered solutions, will be a valuable asset to Atlas’ continued growth.

Mr. Basgall has recently relocated to Michigan to fill the position of Atlas Technologies General Manager. He previously resided in Georgetown, KY where he worked as a Senior Project Manager at Toyota for the past 10 years. Mr. Basgall has managed many high profile and large integrated systems, proving his highly successful history as a leader in the automation industry.

“Mr. Basgall is a welcomed addition to our talented team at Atlas Technologies. We look forward to his creative views and strong management skills that will assist Atlas with its upward growth and desired business objectives,” says Louie Wiegele, Director of Human Resources.

Our former Atlas General Manager, Mr. Bill Rogner, will transition to the position of Director of Sales.
Mr. Rogner is a valued resource and will remain an integral part of our technical staff while supporting
Mr. Basgall in his new role.

Atlas Team of Directors:
Andrew Basgall – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Bill Rogner – Director of Sales
Randy Austin – Director of Applications
Dave Thomas – Director of Operations
Kevin Huige – Directory of Engineering
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing, HR & Spare Parts



Atlas Technologies is Proud to be a Supplier of Choice

“Atlas Technologies is proud to be the supplier of our proven Servo Transfer Systems.  These systems are key components in the expansion of the Titan Division of Ice Industries facility based in Grenada, MS.”   Further details can be viewed in the below posting or found in the original  information source at: http://www.iceindustries.com/en/manufacturing/about-ice/our-locations/

Ice Industries Titan

Ice Industries is expanding again in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.  Ice Industries Heavy Stamping Division, which is known as Ice Industries Titan, is Ice Industries’ latest addition to its wide range of capabilities.    Ice Industries is currently in the process of installing two large 3000 ton stamping presses in a Greenfield location approximately two miles north of Ice’s existing Grenada facility, allowing Ice to capitalize on the talented management team at Ice’s existing Grenada facility.  This new 80,000 square foot facility is located in the City of Grenada’s new industrial facility and is located at 200 American Way.

These presses have massive bed sizes of 528 inches by 72 inches, stroke heights of 24 inches, and shut heights of 48 inches. The presses are being completely refurbished and fitted with 14 station Atlas Servo transfer systems and can be either coil fed or blank fed. This investment undoubtedly will position Ice as one of the largest and most capable stamping operations in the Southeast. Ice Industries’ sales team is currently working with manufacturers seeking to reserve a share of the new capacity.

Ice Industries Titan 200 American Way Grenada, MS 38901

PH:  419.842.3600

 



Atlas Sponsors Local Robotics Team

 

Atlas Technologies of Fenton, MI, sponsored the Byron High School “Robotics” Team in the 2016 Stronghold Games. With Atlas’ support, Byron students were able to design and create a robot that competed in local competitions with other schools in the area for a chance to compete at a state level.

Louis Wiegele, Human Resource Manager for Atlas states, “Atlas Technologies feels it’s important to be a supportive resource that engages young engineering minds that will soon become Michigan’s future work force. Congratulations to the Byron Robotics Team for their exceptional effort and enthusiasm.”

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Atlas Expands Work Force

Fenton, MI – Atlas Technologies, LLC announces the return of Mr. Ron Demonet to fill the position of Sales Account Manager for the South East Region of the US. Mr. Demonet has in excess of 25 years of experience in selling Atlas products and services to Automotive, Appliance, and HVAC customers.  Mr. Demonet resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

Mr. Demonet served in the Armed Forces and has a Civil Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech. Ron first joined Atlas in 1987.  In 2013, Ron founded and still operates a Non-Profit organization, Veteran Scholarships Forever, which is dedicated to helping Military Veterans transition back to civilian life quickly and successfully through vocational training via state community and technical colleges.

Atlas is excited about our recent addition.  “Our company continues to grow and invest in our employees and new talent.  The skill level of all of our employees is just amazing” says Louie Wiegele, Directory of Human Resources.

Current Team of Atlas Directors:
Bill Rogner – General Manager
Kim Nation – VP of Finance
Dave Thomas – Director of Operations
Kevin Huige – Director of Engineering
Louie Wiegele – Director of Purchasing, HR & Spare Parts



Atlas Technologies Announces 3D Printing Capabilities

Fenton, Michigan – March 16, 2016 –

Atlas Technologies, LLC, (Fenton, Michigan) announces the introduction of the Triple Extrusion 3D Printer to our long list of design capabilities.

Kevin Huige, Director of Engineering, for Atlas explains in more detail.

“Atlas is successfully utilizing 3D Printing to evaluate project concepts, improving decisions early in product development.  As the design process moves forward, technical decisions are iteratively tested at every step to guide decisions, both big and small, to achieve improved performance, lower manufacturing costs, delivering higher quality and more successful product introductions.”

Utilizing 3D Printers will allow your ideas to become a reality in no time.  The possibilities are limitless!  Please contact Atlas today and speak with one of our applications engineers to find out how the Triple Extrusion 3D Printer can help with your design needs.