1. Lead Time is reasonable.
2.) Price does not compare to main competitors, as the quality is unmatched at this time.
3.) Fair price on spare parts ready to ship worldwide fastest mode. Limited proprietary parts that cause extra downtime which is expensive.
4.) Press loaders have plastic rings on tubes that impact belt, so it creates a more even hockey puck shape. Competitors come close to belt and push and dough squirts out from underneath creating a less round piece to start with which does affect the end product consistency.
5.) The oven uses 3 AC drives to control the three tiers belt speeds individually. Also, individual modulating burner controls for each tier. All the speed and temps are controlled from press touchscreen and all settings for each product can be saved to a recipe for easy change overs.
6.) One PLC program in press controls all the timing for entire line so each piece of equipment knows exactly what speed to run, and it all stays intime. Also, recipe controlled.
7.) Divider has integrated overhead chunking system and onboard rounding system. This results in less floor space used. It can also run up to 12 Wides.
8.) Line uses many off the shelf components instead of custom proprietary items.
9.) Machines mostly interconnect to each other reducing install cost and time. Competitors often give an endless list of conduits and wire runs to every single piece of equipment up and down the line. We reduce this as much as possible.
10.) Our press uses heater plate technology instead of the tube heaters that get inserted in platens. The tube heaters when they fail can get stuck in platen and not be able to be removed. This could result in scrapping entire platen. We use heater plates that are heater that are cast right in the aluminum, and it is installed in the press between a series of plates resulting in sandwich. This means better heat transfer and also you can always get it apart and replace a heater if needed very quicky.
.11.) Press utilizes a proportional hydraulic valve to control the up and down movement of press to control the accel/decal and speed of the hydraulic head movement. In past it was 100% up or 100% down now we can throttle that movement with an analog signal and this valve stack.
Mark the President of AM Manufacturing has 3 Engineering Degrees which makes the best kind of President for a Manufactuing company..