The Human Factor in Plate Rolling
26 May 2023

The importance of human interactions, beyond technical features.

When two companies share the same view and goals, the result of the interaction can’t be anything but a success. That’s why TD Steelworks is one of our most satisfied clients we have chosen to tell you a story about.

Service and Quality are the two keywords that drive their actions and decisions and that led them to choose a DAVI MCB F30 Plate Roll for their Metal Processing Facility in Abbosford (BC – Canada), in addition to their 3 plasma tables, and 4 brake presses. With the aid of these machines, they serve customers in the Agricultural, Water works, Structural sectors and many more.

By creating trustful, long-term relationships with their customers, and listening to their requests, the company was able to increase their facilities, moving towards becoming an all-in-one process supplier, specialized in customized projects.

And that’s exactly what caused TD Steel to consider adding a rolling plate to their workshop: in order to help their customers grow, they were looking for the most efficient way to offer a wide array of rolling capabilities.

We asked Mr. Bob Cowan, General Manager at TD Steelworks what was the factor that made them choose DAVI among the other plate rollers’ suppliers: “In our experience each brand can perform similar so there isn’t much to separate them physically – said Cowan - For us, it is the human contact that grows business. The sales/technical teams show excellent support and are available immediately when needed to answer questions to get the machine producing”.

In an industry in which the technical advantage might not be perceived by the client at the moment of purchasing, DAVI puts the human factor at the core. One last comment that Mr. Cowan added to his interview perfectly summarizes what our efforts are focused on: “Machine and personnel are very knowledgeable and willing to help out in any way they can”.

Producing the best possible plate and angle rolls from a technical point of view is nothing but a pre-requisite for us. Helping the customer at each stage of the relationship is what we are mainly committed to. Having a customer telling us they perceive this added value is our pride.

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.”

The Human Factor in Plate Rolling

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