DEPERE, Wis.—LMG Presses, a division of Trinks Inc., and Custom Automation & Machinery (CAM-Engineers) recently announced a collaboration that expands engineering services, wraparound automation equipment and new products for clients using hydraulic and servo-electric powder presses.
This partnership allows both companies to enter new markets, while providing their clients globally with economical, innovative engineering solutions for the design and production of environmentally responsible manufactured products.
"CAM Engineers is vigilant in its pursuit for mutually beneficial partnerships," said Arthur M. Rabert, founder and president of Custom Automation and Machinery. "We have had the good fortune working with the folks at LMG in the recent past. About three years ago CAM approached LMG, deciding to pursue a new partnership."
He said initial conversations involved CAM's SEP-10T 10-ton powder press, and then conversations evolved and led to further collaborations.
The concept for wraparound automation equipment has been in the works for a while.
"We have been offering custom automation within the press function already for some time," said Adrian Drewitz, LMG director of sales.
"The past few years it is apparent there are strong demands for more wraparound automation in composite, plastic, rubber and metal forming industry."
CAM-Engineers shared a similar sentiment. Rabert said that while the company engineers a multitude of automation and machinery for various industry sectors, some of CAM's core strengths fall in the plastics and rubber industry.
"Realizing manufacturers can no longer afford to project manage because of timing or budgetary constraints, it seemed logical working with some OEM's developing key partnerships to provide mutual clients turnkey solutions," he added.
"Together, LMG and CAM provide fully functional process lines. … CAM is seriously devoted to the CAM-LMG partnership, dovetailing our engineering expertise with LMG's knowledge and customer base to bring in additional projects and develop new products."