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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced its versatile new EDGE Stacker, designed to transport blanks via an overhead conveyor system and precisely drop them into ice cube stacks, regardless of the end use.  This stacking system was specifically designed for blanking or cut to length lines producing surface sensitive steel, surface sensitive aluminum, or blanks...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO), well recognized for providing robust, precisely engineered blanking and coil feed lines to the automotive industry, has announced its new PRO Series coil processing lines. These new press feed lines are aimed at Tier automotive suppliers who are processing UHSS, AHSS and aluminum for applications such as inner body panels and...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces the first shipment of its newest bundle turnover (BTO) design, built to accommodate smaller stacked blanks than its previous models. This front-loading bundle turnover can accommodate many types of smaller stacked blanks including cold-rolled and advanced high strength steels (AHSS) as well as aluminum.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces that it has received its fourth order for an XLC-HSS Leveler to be installed in North America during 2021. Three of these levelers are being supplied to Tier 1 automotive manufactures and the fourth leveler is being supplied to a North American Japanese automotive OEM.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has recognized its Service Department for providing 25 years of installations, repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and training for its coil processing equipment.  To date, AFCO has performed nearly 15,000 services and repairs from this department requiring nearly 104,000 labor hours.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced the availability of its Automatic Dual Cassette Change Table for use with the AFCO HD-HSS or XLC-HSS Cassette Levelers. These tables enable two cassettes to be stored and automatically changed out in under five minutes for the processing of different materials. This reduces downtime and improves production output.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has named Joe Andriette as director of sales and marketing, responsible for providing strategic leadership over these areas of the company. This includes coordinating and implementing sales and product development across existing customers as well as new domestic and international markets.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces its in-stock equipment program, designed to improve program launch times for automotive customers. AFCO keeps an inventory of its precision cassette levellers, manufactured to stock and ready for completion to customer specifications within a short delivery time.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces its drives and controls upgrades for coil processing equipment, which increase production output while lowering energy usage and costs. One customer’s recent switch from DC to AC drives on their cut-to-length line and stacking equipment has achieved a 76% cost and power consumption savings.
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Automatic Feed Company’s (AFCO) coil-fed high pressure hot water washers eliminate oil and contamination on aluminum and various metals that can cause visible part defects during the stamping process. These washers strip away any particles above 20 to 40 microns (.000788” to .001576”) and greater from the material to improve surface quality.
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Automatic Feed Company’s (AFCO) coil-fed lubricant brush washers feature low pressure spray headers and counter-rotating brushes to clean debris off stock while leaving a fresh oil film on the material to optimize surface quality prior to the forming process. This ongoing cleaning and control of the lubricant oil helps to improve quality and productivity.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has named Eric Sonnenberg to the new position of project management coordinator, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily efforts of the project management team. Prior to this appointment, Sonnenberg served as a project manager at Automatic Feed since 2014. However, his employment with Automatic Feed began in 1997 where he...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced its new heavy gauge straighteners designed for processing steel up to, and even beyond, 0.50” thick materials. The robust construction and capacity of this machine makes it well suited for manufacturers of heavy gauge steel applications such as truck and automotive frames, wheels, and other heavy vehicle components. With...
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Employees at Automatic Feed celebrated Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7th to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and heart health. Throughout the rest of American Heart Month, we will continue to raise awareness and educate employees on steps they can take to prevent heart disease.
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has announced the availability of its vacuum in-die conveyors that can remove multiple blanks through the exit end of the press, eliminating the need for side-out conveyors or side stackers as well as increasing productivity. Based upon a standard Automatic Feed design, the sizing of the conveyor system is adapted to...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces the availability of its newest generation of bundle turnovers, also known as inverters, which automate the process of flipping over an entire stack of material 180-degrees bottom over top. This equipment eliminates the difficult task of flipping over metal blanks by hand or by crane, reducing the potential of damage...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) has promoted Jon Knepley to the position of customer relations manager to support AFCO’s goal of achieving outstanding customer satisfaction. Knepley will be responsible for maintaining strong working customer relationships, guiding team members in project management and customer service.
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Automatic Feed Company has hired Jarrett Beck as a new technical buyer responsible for evaluating supplier products, services and pricing for the company’s sourcing needs. Recently earning his Bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Toledo, Beck has spent his summers working at Automatic Feed and LaserCoil Technologies in a variety of positions including...
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Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces the availability of its newest generation of precision cassette levelers. These levelers are designed specifically for advanced and ultra-high-strength steel, tailor welded blanks, and surface critical steel and aluminum. In addition to a wide range of material types, they provide superior flatness for a wide range of material widths, thicknesses, and...
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Automatic Feed Company has 26 employees who are alumni of Northwest State Community College. On June 30th, alumni will celebrate NSCC Proud Day. Automatic Feed continues to encourage students in its STEM class to take advantage of the many benefits Northwest State has to offer.
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We’ve recently added two new employees to the Automatic Feed team. Caleb Selhmeyer joined us in February and is now am AFCo field service technician after spending time training and learning from our service team. Derek Faber, an experienced IT specialist, has joined our AIM department as a software engineer, bringing with him a keen...
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Employees at Automatic Feed started their golf league on May 6th. Participants will play once a week for 9 weeks. There are a total of 10 teams each consisting of 2 employees. This is great for team building and brushing up on some golf skills!
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Employees and retirees of Automatic Feed recently gathered at the nearby Ridgeville Legion to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. Throughout the years, AFCo’s success has been due to solid OEM and Tier supplier relationships, extensive reinvestment, international business development and good labor relations, as well as dedication to community. This milestone presented a wonderful opportunity...
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As part of giving back to the community, Automatic Feed Company will be participating in the Coming Alive Exercise Challenge through the United Way of Henry County. The challenge runs from April 22 through May 19. Participants will be encouraged to exercise 20-30 minutes per day. Those that exercise the minimum number of minutes will...
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Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted and House Representative, Rob McColley visited Automatic Feed Company on November 15th in Napoleon where they toured the facility and learned how the company also serves as a technology learning center, establishing the Northwest Ohio Learning Center for Manufacturing Sciences, in new partnership formed between Automatic Feed, Northwest State Community College and Napoleon...
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