Product safety and quality are AIM’s primary drivers. That is our mindset as we design all aspects of our equipment, control systems, and facility layouts.
But what sets us apart—and what can give you a competitive advantage—are the services we offer. With incomparable engineering skills and a deep understanding of the metals manufacturing environment, AIM excels at custom engineering and out-of-the-box solutions. From initial quote to in-depth design to post-installation follow-up, we listen to your needs and work with you to develop new ideas and cost-efficient solutions that can enhance your process, increase your productivity, and improve the ease and cost of maintenance.
It’s all part of what we do to provide
Many projects start with a customer’s dream or vision of an improved process or product flow. AIM excels at solving problems and bringing dreams to reality. Utilizing our engineering expertise, we can provide new ideas and develop answers to complex problems. Since we don’t have a specific product line, our offerings are limited only by our collective imaginations. Budgetary pricing services are also provided at this point.< BACK TO SERVICES
To prepare a bid, our sales engineers first work to understand and analyze the customer’s specific needs. This includes site visits at production facilities to acquire data and learn all aspects of product flow and customer preferences. We generally prepare one or more drawings to help illustrate the proposed concept. Finally, a proposal letter spells out the necessary technical specifications, schedule of delivery, and commercial terms.< BACK TO SERVICES
AIM Machinery has a history of engineering excellence. Our goal is to always engineer equipment that matches the application perfectly and provides durability and efficiency without being over- fabricated and over-priced. Our people have the know-how to make this happen; senior executives and managers, licensed Professional Engineers with decades of experience building machines for the Metals Industry, set the example for remaining staff. Our design and drawing tools include Finite Element Analysis, AutoCAD for 2-D work, and Inventor for 3-D modeling. Our designs take advantage of readily available materials and components. Considerations for the selection of component manufacturers include quality, cost effectiveness, and customer preference. An important design consideration includes how the machines are to be transported, assembled (if necessary,) and installed at the customer’s plant. This is particularly important if installation must occur during a production outage.< BACK TO SERVICES
AIM Machinery will design, manufacture, test, and start-up electrical control systems and automation to suit the customer’s needs. We utilize products preferred by our customers, such as Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley line of components, or Siemens’ products. Field devices are selected to suit the installed environment.< BACK TO SERVICES
The majority of our equipment fabrication and assembly occurs at AIM Manufacturing in LaPorte, Indiana. This 60,000 square-foot facility is set up for building large pieces of equipment. The receiving area includes two saw lines and a burning bed. There are multiple fit-up stations, and a large welding area. Our machine shop includes a 6” horizontal boring mill with a 25’ X 6’ table and 8’ of vertical travel, and a 5” horizontal boring mill with 40’ of horizontal travel and 8’ of vertical travel. Additional capabilities include sandblasting, painting, and machine assembly. Overhead cranes include 20 ton and 10 ton capacities. AIM Manufacturing is also available for performing “build-to-print” work for customers not requiring engineering services as part of their purchase.
AIM Machinery staff can provide installation supervision and commissioning services to supplement the capabilities of the customer. ‘Around-the-clock’ coverage can be provided should installation occur during a critical production outage.< BACK TO SERVICES
We provide our customers with all the materials necessary to safely and efficiently operate and maintain their equipment. Examples include: ‘as-built’ drawings, including all assembly and detailed drawings; maintenance manuals with lubrication instructions and ‘cut sheets’ of purchased components; and operation manuals when required. On the rare occasion that performance is unsatisfactory, or a component malfunctions, AIM Machinery will be at your side to correct the problem to your satisfaction.< BACK TO SERVICES
AIM Machinery maintains files of drawings and components for all the products we have shipped. We can provide competitively priced spare components for your machines for many years to come.< BACK TO SERVICES