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Bradbury Group Specialists Presenting at FMA Roll Forming Workshop

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Feb 16, 2022 4:12:18 PM

Two Bradbury Group experts will lead classes at the 2022 World-Class Roll Forming Workshop. The workshop will take place April 11 - 13 in Memphis, TN. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association annual workshop offers small-group roll forming training sessions and networking events to those within the industry. 

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Topics: Company News, Tradeshows, Beck Automation

Integrate inventory management with your roll forming business

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Sep 16, 2020 3:40:21 PM

Evaluate your needs. Know your options. Utilize available technology.

The phrase "inventory management" has various meanings to manufacturing companies, but to achieve optimum results in your manufacturing process, combining your inventory management with your roll forming operation is the best solution.  Inventory management can include coil inventory, scrap reduction, production reporting, tracking, preventative maintenance, customized evaluations, and more. Read the article, "Inventory Management & Plant Integration for Roll Formers," written by Shawn Huffman, Beck Automation Sales Manager, in the August issue of Metal Roofing Magazine

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Topics: Beck Automation

Protect Your Equipment Investment with Beck Automation's Connex

Posted by Rachel Grilliot on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Beck Automation is a leading control system provider for the metal forming industry. Their products make production machines more efficient and profitable; designing controls and related products specifically for roll forming, cut-to-length, tube mills, portable roll formers, and folding machines. Beck Automation's Connex is a multi-user, web-based production management software that links your office to your plant floor. Connex offers job scheduling, coil tracking, customizable reports, the ability to import/export to your existing ERP software, and more. 

To assist customers with protecting their capital equipment investment, Beck Automation, a member of The Bradbury Group, developed a new module for Connex which helps regulate the equipment's preventative maintenance schedule. Benefits include keeping downtime to a minimum, increasing production, and in turn, increasing profits while providing on-time deliveries for customers. Once a machine’s maintenance schedule is set up in Connex, it will notify maintenance staff of upcoming tasks, provide detailed instructions on how to perform each task, and notify supervisors when tasks are past due or complete. 

Using Connex for Equipment Preventative Maintenance offers these Advantages: 

  • Protect the longevity of your machine
  • Increase production due to less unscheduled downtime
  • Schedule maintenance based on a specific manufacturer's recommendations
    • Tasks can be based on time, press cycles, or lineal footage
    • Includes tasks from greasing components, sharpening/replacing tools, to replacing roll tooling
    • Notify maintenance staff or superiors when maintenance is due/past due
    • Provide instructions for performing maintenance
      • Basic instructions, pictures, or video
    • Track all maintenance records
      • What tasks that have been performed
      • When tasks were performed
      • Who performed the tasks
      • The time required for tasks that were performed to assist with scheduling future maintenance
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Topics: Company News, Product Spotlight, Beck Automation

Beck Automation Receives Controls Testimonial

Posted by Matt Werner on Mar 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Bradbury Co., Inc. received a new testimonial from Richards-Wilcox.

Alan Adams stated, "We are extremely happy with our decision to partner with Beck Automation on upgrading the controls systems for our FP Garage Door Line.  It has enabled us to increase production while managing to decrease our scrap.  Their staff worked with us every step of the way from listening to our needs, suggesting solutions that fit these needs, and installing the systems that met our needs.  I would highly recommend Beck Automation to anyone looking to improve upon their controls systems.”

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Topics: Customer Testimonials, Beck Automation

Beck Automation's Brock Miesner Places in WorldSkills Competition

Posted by Matt Werner on Sep 30, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Brock Miesner, Controls Technician for Beck Automation, LLC, received a silver medal at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Miesner, the only SkillsUSA WorldTeam member to medal in the competition, represented the United States in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. The 43rd biennial competition was held August 11 – 16, 2015, with approximately 1200 contestants from around the world. 

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Topics: People on the Move, Beck Automation