Rolling pinchers reduce need for shearing, saving locker manufacturer time and labor | Wilson Tool
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News > Rolling pinchers reduce need for shearing, saving locker manufacturer time and labor

Rolling pinchers reduce need for shearing, saving locker manufacturer time and labor

Summer is a busy time of year for List Industries, Inc. That’s because the Florida-based manufacturer serves the education market, manufacturing lockers for high school and junior high gym students all over the country.

August 25, 2015

Summer is a busy time of year for List Industries, Inc. That’s because the Florida-based manufacturer serves the education market, manufacturing lockers for high school and junior high gym students all over the country.

“When the schools are closed, that’s when everyone wants their new lockers and we’re at our busiest,” said Rich Machesney, manufacturing manager at List Industries.

One locker design that is particularly popular includes an 18-degree slope at the top. This feature ensures the students are not able to place their books on top, and then forget them in gym class.

Manufacturing the sloped part required the use of a shear, which increased production time. The part started at the turret press, then went to the shear, then was finished at the press brake.

“It was an inefficient process to send the part across the room to the shear,” Machesney said. “Not to mention it made for questionable accuracy.”

 

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