Rapidly Expanding With Technology

8 years ago, Anchor Fabrication needed a partner to assist in the transformation of its processes with the latest fabrication technologies and automation. Every step of the way, Sterling Fab Tech has been there as Anchor Fabrication grew from a single manufacturing location in Texas to over 1.1 million square feet of manufacturing space spread out over 4 U.S.-based facilities.

Switching from CO2 to fiber laser technology has allowed Anchor Technology to take advantage of lower operational costs, faster cutting speeds, and new technologies such as TRUMPF’s High Speed Eco which uses a touchdown nozzle to decrease nitrogen-cutting gas usage by up to 70% while doubling throughput by reducing laser piercing time and allowing for significantly faster cutting head acceleration. In many cases, multiple CO2 lasers can be replaced by a single fiber laser. Contact us for a free consultation.


TRUMPF TruLaser 3040 Fiber

TRUMPF TruLaser 3040 Fiber

The TruLaser 3040 Fiber by TRUMPF is a state-of-the-art laser cutting machine that has been instrumental in the growth and success of Anchor Fabrication. With its advanced features and benefits, it has helped Anchor Fabrication transform its processes and stay at the forefront of fabrication technologies and automation.

One of the key advantages of the TruLaser 3040 Fiber is its powerful 6-kilowatt fiber laser, which enables exceptional cutting speed and precision. This makes it highly versatile and suitable for cutting a wide range of materials, including steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. By utilizing fiber laser technology, Anchor Fabrication has been able to take advantage of lower operational costs and faster cutting speeds compared to traditional CO2 lasers.

The TruLaser 3040 Fiber also incorporates TRUMPF’s High Speed Eco technology, which further enhances its efficiency and productivity. The High Speed Eco feature utilizes a touchdown nozzle to decrease nitrogen-cutting gas usage by up to 70%. Additionally, it reduces laser piercing time and allows for significantly faster cutting head acceleration, effectively doubling the machine’s throughput. This means that in many cases, a single fiber laser can replace multiple CO2 lasers, leading to space and cost savings for Anchor Fabrication.

Automation plays a crucial role in the TruLaser 3040 Fiber, as it is capable of automatically loading and unloading materials. This automation feature reduces production time and increases overall efficiency. Combined with the high-speed cutting head and intelligent power management system, the machine ensures smooth and accurate cuts while optimizing energy consumption for cost savings.

In terms of usability, the TruLaser 3040 Fiber offers a user-friendly interface and intuitive software, making operation and programming seamless and flexible. This allows Anchor Fabrication to adapt to changing production requirements and easily implement complex cutting patterns or designs.

Overall, the TruLaser 3040 Fiber is a reliable solution for industries that prioritize superior cutting quality and maximum production output. It has empowered Anchor Fabrication to expand its manufacturing capabilities and achieve success in its growth journey, thanks to its cutting-edge features, automation capabilities, and overall performance.

TRUMPF TruBend 5230

TRUMPF TruBend 5230

In addition to the TruLaser 3040 Fiber, Anchor Fabrication has also benefited from the advanced capabilities of the TRUMPF TruBend 5230, a state-of-the-art press brake machine. The TruBend 5230 combines precision bending technology with intelligent automation features, enabling Anchor Fabrication to achieve high-quality bends with efficiency and accuracy.

Equipped with a powerful hydraulic drive and a bending length of up to 4 meters, the TruBend 5230 offers exceptional flexibility for a wide range of bending tasks. Its advanced control system and intuitive interface allow for easy programming and operation, ensuring that even complex bending sequences can be executed with precision.

One of the standout features of the TruBend 5230 is its innovative AngleMeasurement system. This technology uses optical sensors to measure and monitor the angle of the bend in real-time, ensuring consistent accuracy and minimizing the need for manual adjustments. The AngleMeasurement system, combined with the machine’s high-speed back gauge and automatic tool changer, significantly reduces setup times and increases overall productivity.

Moreover, the TruBend 5230 incorporates TRUMPF’s Intelligent Tool Control, which optimizes the bending process by automatically detecting and correcting any tooling errors or wear. This feature not only enhances the quality of the bends but also extends the lifespan of the tools, reducing maintenance costs and improving operational efficiency.

With the TRUMPF TruBend 5230, Anchor Fabrication has been able to achieve precise and efficient bending operations, streamlining their production processes and ensuring high-quality end products. The machine’s advanced automation capabilities, coupled with its reliable performance and user-friendly interface, make it a valuable asset for Anchor Fabrication’s continued growth and success in the fabrication industry.