KE flexible, automated facilities ensure high quality and quick delivery
The main stages for the production of sheet steel components are stamping, punching, forming, MIG & TIG or spot welding, a five stage iron phosphate pre-treatment process followed by fully automated electrostatic powder painting.
Significant investment has been made in metal stamping, folding and plastic mold tooling to ensure all products meet and maintain our client’s high quality standards at a competitive price in a global market.
Our factories are equipped with fully automated, 5 stage, Iron phosphate pretreatment, fully automated reciprocators, on line booth, including powder recovery sieve and recycle facility, 338 feet conveyor tracks with curing oven on line. Auto electrostatic powder coating, paint thickness between 60 – 90 microns as specified. Offline booth available for smaller quantities and prototypes. KE color matching standard +/- 0.5 delta e (LAB scale).
Our Automatic assembly lines incorporate:
Full electro mechanical and pneumatic assembly
Threaded insert and riveting for pre or post-powder coating operations
Roller conveyor packing line.
Facilities to palletize and stretch wrap larger quantities of products.
Depending on the volume and expected product life, KE produces sheet metal products by NCT Production or Power Press Stamping using hard tooling. We can design and manufacture our own or utilize client tooling. KE can work with cold rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper with thicknesses ranging from 0.2mm to 6.0mm.
For high volume products KE offers Plastic Injection Molded components to reduce product costs, and we design tooling in-house with our manufacturing partners.
Typical product volumes in excess of 6000 units per year are sought to recover initial tooling costs.
Vacuum forming is used for medium-product volumes, with lower-cost tooling. Products are non-rigid and so we incorporate metal for strength where required.