We've moved into our new home at Canalside Business Center. The move went smoothly and was completed on schedule. Our new address is 1655 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606. The phone number for Ambrell remains the same at +1 585 889 9000.
Guido Jasper, Girish Dahake, Scott Miller and Frank Kuster staffed the Ambrell booth at Wire Düsseldorf 2018, which ran from April 16th to the 20th. The show is co-located with Tube Düsseldorf 2018, and combined they draw nearly 70,000 attendees.
I recently spent time at the Hengelo office in the Netherlands meeting with the Ambrell team. For those of you who haven’t been to our office in Hengelo, it is an open environment with lots of glass. We have a lab for sample trials and product demonstrations plus a warehouse to hold inventory. All disciplines of the company (sales, marketing, service, applications, finance and operations) are represented here except for manufacturing.
Next month, we will celebrate our one-year anniversary as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the inTEST company. As many of you may recall, shortly after the acquisition of Ambrell by inTEST (which officially took place on May 24, 2017), we made a small modification of our corporate logo to include the inTEST name. Over the past year, this new version of the logo has been seen on our products, sales literature, website, trade show displays and more.
This application involved heating four steel laminate parts (c-lams) for a pre-heating application in the automotive industry. The parts, which are inserts, are heated simultaneously before robotic pick-and-place for plastic overmolding. The client was looking to change to induction from resistance heating.
A manufacturer of steel structures needed to heat magnetic steel angle irons for a bending application. They were using a portable induction unit with blankets for initial heating and then a torch to achieve the target temperature. They came to Ambrell hoping to simplify the process and reduce their heating time.
Earlier this month, Tony Mazzullo, President of Ambrell, was interviewed by Mark Gruba on WROC News 8 television, which is a Rochester-area news station in New York. During the telecast, Tony discussed Ambrell's success, and how that success has led to the move to our new facility.
Ambrell is preparing to move to our new manufacturing and headquarters office facility at Canalside Business Center in Rochester, New York. Ambrell will benefit from increased capacity with twice the floor space as compared to Scottsville. In addition, our new facility has been designed with a highly efficient manufacturing floor plan.
A company that specializes in flow control solutions turned to THE LAB at Ambrell to heat a steel valve to 400 °F (204 °C) for a welding preheat application. This process is new to the customer and they turned to induction because of the potential for rapid heating and reduced cycle times.
An engineering firm that custom-builds industrial automation solutions had a new process that required the removal of a coating of insulation. It was important not to heat the material up too much, as the tin-coated copper might then melt. They turned to THE LAB at Ambrell to develop a solution that met these requirements.