Lone Star Grillz in Willis, TX, is a family owned business that fabricates custom and standard smokers, grills, BBQ pits, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, trailers, and related cooking equipment. Lone Star Grillz offers hundreds of outdoor products through catalog and internet sales channels, as well as modified and customized models to suit every customer’s desires.
In 2017, Lone Star Grillz installed an AKS tru-kut 510 with HPR130XD hy-definition plasma cutting system. Chris Goodlander, company President and Owner, decided to replace his old plasma cutting table with the latest technology.
“Plasma cutting is an obvious need for manufacturing our product and we had used an older non-hy-def machine for years. We wanted to utilize hy-definition plasma cutting technology, but we didn’t want to break the bank.”
“We thought we could use any table machine, as long as it had hy-definition, but after shopping around, we realized that not all plasma tables were equal, that’s for sure.”
“We were particularly interested in small holes, like 1/8″ diameter in 10-14 gauge carbon steel.”
“We asked for plasma-cut samples from several plasma table suppliers, and AKS samples were the best. We compared the AKS samples and holes to the other table manufacturers. Although they all used hy-def, the AKS samples were the best quality, speed, and roundness. And AKS was easy to work with using their Texas dealer C4 Industrial.”