SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, expanded its aluminum fabrication capabilities in Villa Rica, GA, with the installation of a new double bending machine. The machine enhances the company’s ability to fabricate complex decorative profiles, as well as provide faster service to customers.
“Adding new machinery helps us stay on the cutting edge of manufacturing, makes us a more efficient fabricator, and allows us to better service our customers,” said Penn McClatchey, CEO at SAF. “The Jorns JDB-200 makes us more competitive when offering roof components and corrugated, tapered, and lap siding wall panels due to lower operating costs and increased metal forming capacity.”
The Jorns JDB-200 is a fully automatic, double beam architectural metal forming machine that specializes in the bending of complex metal profiles. It features servo-technology that allows for automatic loading, bending, and unloading of aluminum materials. It also includes an independent finger clamping device, which eases the fabrication of complex, tapered shapes and reduces labor requirements by allowing a single technician to operate the machine.
The double bending machine can be programmed to recall previous shapes and profiles to aid in the fabrication of replacement parts or for multi-phase construction projects. This capability is especially vital in the event of damages that may occur during shipping or once materials are being transported or handled on the job site for installation.
“The JDB-200 facilitates the fabrication of complex decorative profiles, trims, and flashings, which are all essential to get to our customers in a prompt fashion so that they can complete their projects on time,” said Frank Buchholz, general manager at SAF’s Villa Rica fabrication facility. “These are profiles that we had been producing, but the JDB-200 makes us much more efficient and dramatically shortens lead times so that we can get products out the door and into customers’ hands.”
For 75 Years, SAF has provided metals distribution, finishing, and fabrication. The company is a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved fabricator for major aluminum composite panel (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil and extrusions. In addition to providing custom fabrication, painting, and anodizing, SAF Fabrication engineers aluminum, panel, and column systems for commercial building projects worldwide.