Why You Should be Using a Coil Feed System

A coil feed system is the perfect addition to any laser or plasma cutting table. Coil feeding has many advantages over traditional sheet feeding. A coil feeder allows for faster swapping of gauges on your cutting table. Rather than...

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Have you considered financing your Mestek Machinery purchase?

Mestek Machinery has partnered with Scottrade to offer preferred finance and lease programs to help you invest in and grow your business.   If you'd like a quote, or would like to learn more about your financing options, click here:   ...

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Mestek Machinery Catalog Update

The Mestek Machinery Catalog has been updated. Explore the wide inventory of high-performance HVAC machinery and equipment, all of which are built to a standard of quality that’s second to none. With over 90 machine models and seven of...

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Mestek Machinery debuts Tie Rod Crimper ROI Calculator on website

Mestek Machinery has been steadily improving their website by adding features to make the purchasing process easier for customers. One way we have made this change is by supplying product specific calculators that can measure return on investment before...

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Life, Love, and Ductwork Fabrication

It may be strange to think that less than 80 years ago most of sheet metal work was done by hand. The process was cumbersome and time-consuming. Those employed in the profession worked hard for their money, and in...

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Mestek Machinery Joins SMACNA Bay Area Chapter

Mestek Machinery Inc. of Cedar Rapids, IA is now an associate member of the Bay Area SMACNA chapter and sponsoring their golf outing/scholarship fundraiser next month. Mestek Machinery, as a Premier Partner, has a long standing relationship with the national...

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You’re so Vane – All about Turning Vanes

HVAC turning vanes are curved sheet metal fins placed in air-conditioning duct work at a point where the duct changes direction, typically a 90 degree turn. They are used to promote a more uniform airflow and reduce pressure drop.    When airflow changes direction in a...

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Mike Bailey on Seams & Joints

Some customers—even dealers—may get mixed up between seams and joints due to a lack of understanding of big machines.  Vice President of Sales and New Product Development at Mestek Machinery, Mike Bailey, explains the difference between seams and joints. Seams...

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What Is The Best Cornermatic Machine For You?

Are you looking to automatically insert corners in fittings or duct sections?  Mestek Machinery’s Cornermatic Selection Guide (below) is an interactive tool to help you find the best machine for your needs. The guide takes into account where the Cornermatic...

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Mestek Machinery Receives ISO Re-certification

    Mestek Machinery Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been again certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. This registration involves “design, manufacture, rebuild, and service of coil processing system and equipment for the HVAC and other...

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Is Your Shop Ready for Automated Duct Fabrication?

     The craft of sheet metal working has been done for generations, many of the processes learned as a trade from early youth. The perfection of the trade often required years of training. It was (and still is)...

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Custom Machine for Filter Manufacturer provides Automation

A manufacturer of filtration products in Missouri sought a custom machine to automate their processes. Mestek Machinery's Iowa Precision team was on the job. The manufacturer's current process was requiring too much time and labor-- cutting expanded mesh manually into an...

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Demo Live & Virtual Reality Experience in HVAC Machinery

  Mestek Machinery will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas from January 30-Feb 1, in booth C1530.     This year, we will be demonstrating the Iowa Precision Pro-Fabriduct at our booth. This is the latest in duct fabrication technology,...

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Harper Metal Products Joins Mestek Machinery

Mestek Machinery, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase the Vanemaker and Railmaker intellectual property from Harper Metal Products.  The machinery produces double wall air turning vane and the push-type rail used in rectangular duct construction. The Vanemaker and Railmaker will now...

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Happy New Year from Mestek Machinery!

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ISM’s D-Max 1.2E vs. Competitor

Purchasing equipment can be a terribly confusing task, especially since many products in our industry seem so similar at first glance. For this reason, many purchasing decisions are made purely off of price, and have little to do with...

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A Holiday Addition

Just in time for Christmas, Mestek Machinery has a new addition to our shop. On December 12, we installed a brand new Vertical Machining Center. The new machine will help increase our production capacity for production roll forming machine, duct...

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It’s Not Too Late for This Year’s Section 179 Tax Deduction

In October, we gave a gentle reminder to our sheet metal business readers about the year-end deadline for meeting the requirements to benefit from the Section 179 tax deduction.  With December fast approaching, we’d feel guilty if we didn’t...

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Spiral Smart Technology

Spiral Smart Technology (SST) is a user-friendly interface developed by ISM Machinery that walks the operator through the setup process of the D-Max spiral duct tubeformers. Prior to machine set-up, on the touchscreen the operator is prompted to enter...

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The Section 179 Deduction and what it means for your Sheet Metal Business

Many are familiar with the Section 179 tax deduction, and the benefits that it allows businesses. Here are some quick facts about the deduction, which could be very useful to you when considering new machinery additions to your shop: ...

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