Valiant TMS designs, builds, and integrates intelligent automation solutions that leverage new technologies to create smart and sustainable factories for the world’s leading companies. The company specializes in welding and joining, automated assembly and test, industrial parts washers, and final assembly systems.
Valco Manufacturing Inc., a Valiant TMS company, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, provides fabrication, machining, metrology, and finishing services. They specialize in providing custom and low-volume production components for the automotive, construction, mining, and aerospace industries. A year ago, the team made a decision to retire their 3-roll manual plate bending machine and invest in a CNC 4-roller that would be more accurate, easy to use, repeatable, and capable of storing programs.
“A few years ago, I met DAVI representatives at the Fabtech Expo. When it comes to plate bending the DAVI name speaks for itself,” says Bill Trepanier, Fabrication Manager at Valco Manufacturing. “We chose DAVI because its plate roller guarantees the shortest flat end, and the rigid frame of the machine leads to the highest accuracy.”
The operators at Valco have been very satisfied with the new equipment because programs are loaded and part production begins quickly.Solving issues remotely with almost no downtime, along with the knowledge and availability of DAVI’s experts, has made equipment integration seamless.
Currently, Valco is utilizing this equipment to fabricate robot risers for the automotive industry. “We’ve gained tremendous efficiency by adding the DAVI 4-Roller CNC Plate Bending Machine to our process. It allows us to roll a range of materials and lengths with great accuracy. We’ve cut our rolling time by over 60% and reduced our fitting and welding time,” Trepanier says. “The speed of the machine allows us to be cost-competitive while manufacturing to higher levels of quality, leading to some of the rolling we previously outsourced now being done in-house.”