Andes Adds Embossing Line
By Metal Center News Staff
on Nov 12, 2020
Andes Coil Processors has added embossing services to its Gary, Ind., facility with the installation of a new 52-inch embossing line. The embossing procedure is a unique, metal-forming process producing raised and/or sunken designs into metal without changing the material thickness.
Andes Coil Processors’ line provides the non-directional stucco pattern, producing a depth of up to .013 inches. This pattern services shelving products, industrial flooring, building products and many other products in related industries.
Additional output patterns will be added as customers’ requirements warrant them. The line runs at a speed of 250 feet per minute plus, running coils between 5 inches in width up to 52 inches wide with gauge ranges between .010- and .045-inch thickness for steel products and .010- and .080-inch thickness for aluminum products.
The maximum incoming and outgoing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds.
“Andes is continually looking for areas of expansion within our company,” said Lori Melvin, general manager. “The addition of the embossing line gives our existing customers another avenue to expand their own growth as well as an opportunity for us to grow beyond slitting, obtaining an expanded customer base.”