Custom steel wire form manufacturer Marlin Steel is enhancing its production center in Baltimore, Maryland. The company will install another new piece of manufacturing automation to their factory floor.
According to company officials, “this machine represents the single largest investment in factory automation that Marlin Steel has made since 2014, when they acquired their IDEAL MFDC welder, the only such welder in the Western Hemisphere.”
"To stay on top, American manufacturers need to have the best people, the best processes, and the best tools. We’re investing in our team and our tools so we can deliver better wire baskets and rack products faster. This is how American companies like ours will stay on top in a global market,” said Drew Greenblatt, CEO, Marlin Steel.
Like the IDEAL welder, the Ultimat UMW-100 uses medium-frequency direct current (MFDC) welding to bond metals quickly and efficiently while minimizing burrs. MFDC welders rectify the incoming 50/60 Hz mains/line power, invert it to 1,000 Hz, and weld at that medium frequency, drawing less line power, using a more precise-to-control weld pulse, and less splatter at the weld site, officials said. The Ultimat machine also does wire forming operations, allowing it to create square, clean-cut wire ends for frames, straight from the wire coil and then butt-welding the ends.
This wire forming and welding device will expand Marlin’s wire forming capabilities for markets such as the medical, automotive, and pharmaceutical markets—industries where burrs and sharps are a significant concern for worker safety, officials said.