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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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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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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Steel Prices Expected to Rise – Part One

Trump’s campaign includes a protectionist position on imported steel in order to increase business for domestic steelmakers.  This, in addition to the trade cases against steel dumped in the U.S. in the last year, has and will continue to...

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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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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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Mestek Machinery Recognized for Excellence in Innovation

Mestek Machinery, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been recognized by the AHR Expo and its co-sponsors (ASHRAE and AHRI) as being a Finalist in the Tools & Instruments Category of the 2017 AHR Expo    Innovation Awards Competition for...

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Achieving Efficiencies With HVAC Sheet Metal Coil Processing

Coiled sheet metal processing is such an important element in achieving high efficiency in an HVAC shop that it’s worth spending extra time to check out the equipment choices carefully and comprehensively. Coil processing equipment includes straightening, leveling, blanking, stacking,...

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Iowa Precision Plasma Coil Feed

     This machine is designed to feed a plasma cutting table. It is comprised of a drive motor and a series of rolls to feed and remove coil set from the material. The operator uses an on/off switch attached to an...

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