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Now Available on all AKS Cutting Systems Machines

An optional digital video camera can be used as an alignment tool and to monitor the cutting process, ensuring accuracy and maximizing efficiency. Machine users are able to get an up-close view of the cutting process without having to step away from the operator station.

Tilt overtravel – where a plasma cutting machine’s bevel head goes beyond 45.7 degrees – is a fairly common issue that, fortunately, is easy to correct.

Tilt overtravel rarely occurs when a machine is running a program. Usually, it happens during a new installation or between uses.


Precision Metal Manufacturing (PMM) is a small, American, U.S. veteran-owned fabrication business located in Mesa, AZ.

Sean Derivan, Owner and President of PMM, has been in the fabrication business for his entire career, starting out in a small fabrication shop in Ohio more than 30 years ago.


Our long-time dealer Greenway and Associates has opened a new location and showroom in Albert Lea, MN

This location expands Greenway’s territory to include Iowa, South & North Dakota, Illinois and Minnesota to better serve their Northern customers.

Our Customers are the Reason We Exist.

As such, we promise to provide top-notch service when you need it. Our experts are committed to helping you keep your machines running, whether you need routine maintenance, troubleshooting or part replacement.

No matter what type of service you need, we have a variety of offerings to assist you:


NOVA Automation in, Denver, CO, is known for solving complex automated packaging challenges.

For more than 25 years, NOVA has manufactured innovative solutions in automated packaging systems for a wide range of industries including bulk foods, mining and materials, lawn and garden, building materials, agricultural seed and feed, pet food, produce, and chemicals and plastics.


Congratulations to the 2020 AKS Dealer Award Winners

Each year, AKS is proud to recognize our top dealers with four annual awards: Dealer of the Year, Most Improved Dealer, and two Outstanding Performance awards. This year’s recipients are as follows:

Each of these organizations have gone above and beyond in a very trying year, proving themselves worthy of these acknowledgements.

AKS 2020 Dealer Award: Most Improved Dealer

Zimmerman McDonald Machinery, Inc. is a fabrication and manufacturing equipment dealer based in St. Louis, MO. Founded in 1887, Zimmerman has been a strong regional supplier for more than 130 years. Covering Missouri, Kansas, southern Illinois and other surrounding areas, the company is now led by Brad Zimmerman, third-generation family owner and President.

Zimmerman began representing AKS Cutting Systems in 2017 and has improved year over year, with 2020 being their best year, qualifying for AKS annual Most Improved Dealer award. In addition to AKS Cutting Systems, Zimmerman also represents HK lasers, Baykal pressbrakes, Omax waterjets, Hyd-Mech saws and many other brands. Zimmerman has a strong family heritage and their customers appreciate the company’s family values and integrity in equipment sales, service and parts.

Pictured: Brad Zimmerman, President of Zimmerman McDonald Machinery, receiving AKS 2020 Most Improved Dealer award from Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales and Marketing.

AKS 2020 Dealer Award: Outstanding Performance

Greenway & Associates, Inc., a new and pre-owned industrial manufacturing equipment dealer based in Orange City, IA, is a third-generation, family-owned company founded in 1977. Greenway is a longtime dealer for AKS Cutting Systems, selling their first AKS plasma table in 1990. For the past 31 years, Greenway and AKS Cutting Systems have partnered to sell and service AKS tables to their local Midwest customer base.

Greenway represents new and used equipment lines for both the “chip” market and the “fab” market, including brands like AKS Cutting Systems, Milltronics, Hyd-Mech, Piranha, Clausing, HK Laser, Haco and others. In addition to their headquarters in Iowa, Greenway recently opened a new office and showroom in Albert Lea, MN, to enable their sales and service teams to better serve their northern customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Pictured: Shown from left: Jamie Koele, Greenway Sales; Clark Groeneweg, Greenway President and Owner; Craig Poolman, Greenway Sales; Walt DeBiasi, AKS Cutting Systems Regional Sales Manager; Mike Burns, AKS Director of Sales and Marketing; Terry Lake, Greenway Sales; Larry Moll, Greenway Sales.

AKS 2020 Dealer Award: Outstanding Performance

Hart Machine Tool, Tuscumbia, AL, is a machinery and equipment dealer for the Southeast U.S. including Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia representing major fabricating brands like Trumpf 2D and 3D fiber lasers, Trumpf bending and forming, Trumpf punching, AKS Cutting Systems plasma and waterjet, Hyd-Mech saws, Scotchman ironworkers and saws, Faccin plate rolls and many more.

Hart has a 25-year history of serving satisfied customers in the South, with experienced sales, service and application support. They are a three-time consecutive award winner of the AKS Annual Outstanding Performance Award (2018-2020).

Pictured: From left to right: Chris Yount, Hart; Mark Spates, Hart; Terry Moore, Hart; Tim Turner, Hart; Walt DeBiasi, AKS Cutting Systems; Mike Burns, AKS Cutting Systems; Joby Alexander, Hart; Patrick Jernigan, Hart; Stewart Waters, Hart; Wes Spencer, Hart. (Missing: Mike Kroll, Hart and Keith Burnside, Hart)

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