Steel Fabrication.

Farm Machinery Manufacturer is making things smarter

Pacific Manufacturing centres on building tractor slashers and shade umbrellas. Now, after investing in an ART CNC heavy-duty plasma profile cutter, they are ready for growth. Pacific Manufacturing has come a long way since installing the machine and Pete has never looked back since that day ART installed the machine.

“Basically, if you are going to compete today, you can’t do it without automation,” Pete says. “The salvation of our country depends on automation.

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Plasma rivals laser cutting

A privately owned company and a one-stop-shop offering metal profiling, metal pressing and fabrication services to local manufacturers in the mining, engineering, construction and processing industries. Currently, the company specialises in manufacturing parts for coal chutes in the mining sector.

The ART High Definition Plasma Cutter is extremely fast and cost effective, being ideal for large volumes of repetition cutting, a superior cut & finish to other plasma cutters.

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Machinery & Equipment Manufacturer uses HDP Plasma from ART

From humble beginnings, Simplicity Australia has spent the past 30 years building its reputation – and its success – on a passion for manufacturing. The Dalby-based 70-men strong company specialises in the design and manufacture of air seeders and tillage equipment, and according to General Manager Troy Law offers the most diverse range of air seeders in the country and even globally. He believes that a focus on its core competence and product range keeps the company competitive. “Instead of diversifying we decided to focus on what we are good at,” he says.

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Robotic Plasma Beamline for Structural Steel & Pipe Processing

Kmar operates out of two factories processing beams, structural steel, tanks, silos, hoppers, ladders, walkways, platforms and much more.

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HD Plasma cutter becomes indispensable member of the team for SA gate manufacturer

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Vehicle Accessory Manufacturer increases efficiency

To increase efficiency and productivity, Sydney-based Formula Offroad decided to invest in an ART CNC plasma cutter and to use a CAD/CAM system to replace its ink-drawn optically traced plasma cutting records to streamline its manufacturing process while saving valuable machining time on the shopfloor.

“We chose the ART XR plasma cutter because it was affordable and the fact it was made in Australia so we knew there was sufficient backup if we needed it, ART is only a phone call away,”

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Gate, fence and screen manufacturer is growing

Oxworks is a leading Australian manufacturer and distributor of steel and aluminium fencing, gates, screens and balustrades. With manufacturing centres in Queensland and Perth and a distribution presence across much of the rest of Australia, this is a business that depends of having process machinery that is reliable, robust and backed with support it can count on. ART has been an integral part of Oxworks’ success.

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SA TAFE invested in an ART XP Plasma Cutting Table

Australia’s manufacturing sector is under extreme pressure, facing a high Australian dollar, relentless global competition, uncertainties over future energy prices and entrenched skill shortages. Manufacturing is dependent on the availability of a skilled workforce which is able to adapt and respond to the significant challenges it faces.

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Sheet Metal & Metal Ducting Manufacturer

Progress Air (Hoxton Park, NSW) makes sheetmetal parts for air-conditioning systems, servicing the local HVAC & R industry for more than 16 years. Several years ago, Progress Air began preparations for the future of sheetmetal processing, as the industry became more competitive and customers demanded quick turnaround.

After careful investigations and evaluating various CNC plasma cutting systems, the company decided to install an ART CNC XRP4800 plasma cutter.

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CNC machining fuels growth

Onsite Steelfab has invested in the future by investing in its first state-of-the-art CNC equipment. Through the use of an ART high definition CNC plasma cutter, Onsite has increased its productivity, reduced cycle times and improved accuracy, which will assure the small steel fabrication shop’s success in the long term.

In order to survive in today’s competitive marketplace, small steel fabrication shops must find ways to increase productivity without sacrificing quality. “People aren’t going to accept long delivery times or second best anymore,”

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ART meets changing demands in trade education

University of Ballarat, VIC, acquired an ART 4800XP plasma profile table for the TAFE division to keep up with technology. “Many of our clients are upgrading to this type of technology and we needed to upgrade our equipment train our apprentices on industrial-level machines,”

Canberra Institute of Technology trains around 100 students a year on its XP4000 CNC plasma cutter, using computer aided drawings (CAD) to create various designs, in preparation for their chosen careers.

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