The pair actually bought a used AKS accu-kut plasma cutting table with the help of the AKS sales team, a move that allowed the Long Beach, Calif.-based custom metals company to rapidly meet the demands of a fast-growing customer base.
Pictured: From left to right: Ed Raschen, President, AKS Dealer C4 Industrial – Jose Avila, Operator, AG Equipment.
The company primarily cuts flat plates that will be rolled into pressure vessels and other components for the skids and lifting. Working with carbon steel and stainless steel of varying thicknesses — from 10-gauge up to three inches thick — AG Equipment needed a machine that offers both versatility and precision, according to President Kent Bright.
KMT, the oldest manufacturer of waterjet pumps in the world, has been AKS’ pump vendor for eight years and wanted to recognize the successful partnership, according to Chuck Schmidt, Business Development Manager.
Without it, even the highest quality machine will show signs of premature wear, experience inferior cut quality and eventually suffer from costly downtime. To keep your AKS Cutting Systems machines running optimally, we’ve broken down key maintenance tasks based on the frequency with which they should be performed. Use this as a general guide to keep these complex machines in top working order.
Using a top-quality plasma cutting machine from AKS Cutting Systems offers several advantages, especially when paired with Hypertherm ProNest software and when preventive maintenance is performed at recommended intervals.
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.