In an age where automation dictates a fabricators ability to compete, the all new PeddiWriter from Peddinghaus Corporation eliminates one of the last great disconnects in shop automation. No longer is layout marking for fit up and welding merely an afterthought within the machine tool community. At the 2011 NASCC in Pittsburgh, fabricators from all over the globe were given the opportunity to witness Peddinghaus' first of a kind piece of automation which utilizes 2 completely independent marking devices to automate the layout process.
Fabricators now have a choice in how they automate their layout. Traditional methods of layout marking where dependant on a drill line to close the gap between CNC hole creation, and weld member placement. Peddinghaus is the first structural steel machine tool provider to focus solely on the fabricators need to enhance the layout process with a machine dedicated to that craft, streamlining production efficiency.
Running live and under power throughout the show, Peddinghaus demonstrated that this technology is truly the wave of the future. Les McCauley of Agate Steel (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) is the first to acknowledge the strength of this concept, purchasing the first machine at the show floor - "My fitters are the hardest labor to find, and train. Young people just don't know how to read prints anymore! I have a fantastic team at Agate, and I consider Peddinghaus a strong part of that environment. Peddinghaus is a true partner of ours. After working with the machine at the show floor, programming my own ideas for layout marks with Peddinghaus Engineers, I was convinced that this was the way to go!"
Congratulations to Les, and his team at Agate, and thank you to all that visited booth 402 to witness this latest development.