Improving Assembly Through High Quality Equipment – Part 2

Improved Assembly and Installation due to Quality Equipment In addition to ease of maintenance, quality of equipment should be considered for manufacturing consistent product.  The higher the quality, the lower the costs of maintenance, repair, and replacement. Mestek Machinery provides high-quality...

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Improving Assembly Through High Quality Equipment – Part 1

Proper Maintenance Improves Fabrication Consistency Machinery maintenance affects manufacturing quality, production cost, and customer satisfaction.  Regular maintenance allows businesses to prevent bigger problems, which in turn reduces cost needed for repairs, replacements and missed business opportunities.  More importantly, proper maintenance...

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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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Steel Prices Expected to Rise – Part Two

Offset Increased Steel Prices with Automation The expected rise in steel prices does not necessarily mean the rise of total costs.  In the HVAC industry, one way to offset increased steel prices is to reduce the cost of labor to...

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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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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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Mestek Machinery Catalog

Download a digital copy of the catalog here Request a print copy of the catalog for your shop The Mestek Machinery Catalog has been updated. Explore the wide inventory of high-performance HVAC machinery and equipment, all of which are built to...

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Vulcan Subscription Service Plan

We take pride in the reliability of our equipment, but any number of situations can arise that cause downtime.   The key is how quickly you're back up and running.  That is why the Vulcan Subscription Service Plan focuses on response...

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The Cornermatic Plus®

For two decades Iowa Precision, Lockformer and Engel Industries have provided labor saving technologies for the HVAC metal fabricating industry. It started with Iowa Precision Industries' innovative line of Cornermatics, including Single Head In Ground, and Dual Head In...

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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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What is Sheet Metal Gauge?

Sheet Metal gauge, or more formally, Manufacturer’s Standard Gage for Sheet Steel, is derived from the United States Standard Gage established by Congress in 1893. (Machinery’s Handbook, 29th Ed., Industrial Press 2012, p.2608) For the Roto-Die machinery specifications, any...

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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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Mestek Machinery to exhibit at SMACNA 2016

Mestek Machinery will be exhibiting at this year’s 73rd annual SMACNA convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The show runs from Sunday, October 16, to Wednesday, November 19th. Mestek Machinery will be in booth number 401, one of the largest booths...

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