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AIDA-America September 2020 Newsletter

Clips & Clamp’s First Servo Press Adds Flexibility

Clips & Clamp's 300 Ton Unitized Frame AIDA DSF-N2-3000 Servo Press
Full service metalforming solutions specialists Clips & Clamps Industries, with its staff of engineers, helps its customers solve their metalforming challenges.  The company, located in Plymouth, MI, recently expanded their capacity with the addition of an AIDA 300 ton unitized frame direct drive servo press, model DSF-N2-3000.  This press, which is Clips & Clamp’s first servo press, brings new capabilities and flexibility to their press room.  They’ve already increased production by 30% on a 5mm thick, stainless steel spacer part moved from a mechanical press over to their new AIDA servo press.  Additionally, Clips & Clamps has benefited from extended tool life for this progressive die while greatly reducing forward and reverse tonnage.

New DSF-C1-A Series Gap Frame Servo Presses in Stock and Ready to Ship

AIDA's New DSF-C1-A Series Gap Frame Servo Presses
AIDA-America’s next generation DSF-C1-A Series direct drive gap frame servo presses with AIDA’s exclusive Allen-Bradley control are now in stock and ready to ship.  Several models are currently available in a range of tonnages.  Following are just a few standard features of these presses:
•    Next generation servo motor with 5-10% higher speeds
•    Robust capacitor-based power management system
•    Ergonomically designed 12” swing-arm mounted color touchscreen HMI with opti-touch run buttons
•    Allen-Bradley motion controller
•    CompactLogixTM PLC control system
•    Integrated tonnage monitor
•    Step-feed mode for ease of die set-up
•    8 PLS cams
•    8 channel die protection with both PNP / NPN signals

AIDA-America Retirees

John Busch
John Busch
Judy McClurg
Judy McClurg
Forest Runnels
AIDA-America wishes to thank our long-term employees who recently retired for all their years of service, dedication, and hard work.  Please join us in wishing them all the best in retirement.  John Busch, who was our Controller for over 10 years, retired on June 12th.  Forest Runnels, who served as an Electrical Assembler for 16 years, retired on July 10th.  Judy McClurg, who was our Accounting Administrator for 13 years, retired on July 31st.

AIDA Engineering Manufacturing Face Masks

AIDA Manufactured Face Masks
AIDA Engineering, parent company of AIDA-America, has always held health and safety at the heart of its values.  Investing in machinery and resources to produce face coverings at its Sagamihara, Japan facility is one of ways the company is proving this.  AIDA is currently manufacturing 25,000 masks per month, which it has been and will continue to distribute to AIDA associates and partners.  The company will soon further its commitment to pandemic relief efforts, as well as to protecting the well-being of its staff and valued customers, by adding a second line to double its face mask production.

AIDA-America Employee Promotions and New Associates

John Hubler and Ben Shepherd
John Hubler and Ben Shepherd
AIDA-America wishes to congratulate several employees on their recent promotions, as well as introduce a new associate.  John Hubler has been promoted to Assistant Manager – Electrical Engineering, and Ben Shepherd has been promoted to Assistant Manager – Mechanical Engineering.  John joined AIDA-America in February of 2012 as an Electrical Engineer; he has also served as Senior Electrical Engineer.  Ben joined AIDA-America’s Engineering Department eight years ago, and his previous positions include Mechanical Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, and Mechanical Engineering Group Leader.  Both are now responsible for managing resources, associates, and drawings to ensure that project and customer requirements are met within their respective departments.
Wade Pearson
Congratulations to Wade Pearson, who has been promoted to Group Leader – Mechanical Engineering.  He joined AIDA-America’s Engineering Department in May of 2013.  His previous positions include Mechanical Engineer and Senior Mechanical Engineer.  In his new role, Wade is now responsible for managing Mechanical Engineering Department associates, drawings, and product standardization.
Christian Loyd
Christian Loyd, who began his career at AIDA-America in October of 2017, has been promoted to Piping Team Leader.   He previously served as a Mechanical Assembler.  Christian is now responsible for providing on the job training and direction to Piping Team Members and Trainees.  In his new role, Christian also coordinates with internal departments to assure that all components required for assembly are accounted for and leads piping, ensuring that all equipment meets customers’ specifications.
Brenden O’Brien
Brenden O’Brien was recently hired as Project Manager.  As a University of Dayton graduate with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering technology and a minor in industrial engineering technology, he joins AIDA-America’s degreed engineer Project Management Team.  Brenden will be a single, dedicated point of contact for all customer needs throughout the life of each assigned press project, coordinating with internal departments, as well as with external vendors.
Beth Percival
Congratulations to Beth Percival, who was recently promoted to Controller.  She joined AIDA-America’s Accounting Department over 15 years ago as General Accountant.  Other  previous positions held include Senior General Accountant and Project Controller. Beth received her Certified Management Accountant certification in 2015.  She now manages all areas of accounting, including financial statements, budgets, and forecasts.
Yukari Tsui
Yukari Tsui, who joined AIDA-America’s Service Department in April of 2017 as Interpreter/Translator/Administrative Support, was recently promoted to Accounting Administrator.  In her new position, Yukari processes customer invoices, receives customer payments, reconciles accounts, prepares deposits, maintains master vendor files, and backs up accounts payable as needed.
AIDA is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sale, service and support, refurbishment and modernization of metal stamping presses and metalforming automation equipment. AIDA servo and mechanical stamping presses range in capacity from 30 to 4,000 tons, from 1 to 1,500 strokes per minute, from gap frame to straightside, high speed to cold forging, transfer and progressive die, material handling and coil feeding equipment; AIDA provides one of the broadest selections of complete metalforming systems from a single manufacturer.  With a worldwide network of sales and service locations in nearly 40 cities across 20 countries, press installations exceeding 80,000 units in over 60 countries worldwide, producing a range of products for industries such as automotive, appliance, electronics and electrical, AIDA is truly a global metalforming solutions provider. Learn more about AIDA at www.aida-global.com.
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