Solutions Provided

Stainless Steel Insulated Freezer Lids

Atlas was contacted by a company that provides refrigeration equipment to the food service industry to assist them with solving their manufacturing bottlenecks.

The company had just been awarded a large roll out of freezers for a large prominent fast food chain and would not be able to handle the manufacturing requirements under their roof in the amount of time required.

The Atlas team assessed the opportunity and offered a turnkey solution that would alleviate over 80 hours a week from the customer’s manufacturing schedule at a competitive cost.

The plan entailed developing a complete manufacturing cell at the Atlas facility in Chippewa Falls, WI. The cell mimicked that of the customers with punching, welding, grinding, foam insulation and assembly all in a captive cell creating #4 stainless steel assemblies ready for installation. Daily KanBan deliveries satisfied the demand with zero defects.

The Atlas team was up and running within 30 days of receiving the commitment from the customer and continues to provide and manage inventory at the customers facility on a daily basis.

Renewable energy

Renewable Energy is fast becoming a driving force in today’s tough economic times. Climate change concerns coupled with high oil prices have made renewable energy options more viable. Increasing government support through renewable energy legislation and incentives are assisting commercialization of new technologies.

Atlas Manufacturing is proud to be a part of this quickly changing market and has recently partnered with a leader in the industry by supplying them complete assemblies for their off grid, backup power systems.

Atlas edged out its competition with superb customer care, engineering, and design and quality support. Buss bars produced in the Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin facility further complimented assembly.

The Atlas advantage offers a complete assembly delivered to its customers door step, ready for the final touches to be added before shipping to the energy storage location.

Unique Store fixture display

A prominent store fixture company sought design and finishing guidance from Atlas. The end product was to be utilized in a major big box electronics store and rolled out nationwide. Appearance and cost were critical elements of the request. Atlas suggested changing the fabrication method from a tubular weldment to a sheet metal and tube hybrid design. By working with the customer and understanding their needs, 32 inches of weld was eliminated from the manufacturing process reducing cost and improving the finish. A threaded feature was added to the leg posts which eliminated loose hardware and improved assembly for the installer. These changes greatly reduced cost and improved the aesthetics of the end product.

High Performance Computing

Atlas was approached by a large HPC company to participate in a new product launch. The project required installing printed circuit boards into complex chassis arrays. Once assembled, all elements of the HPC were assembled into a rack system and shipped to the customer for final product configuration, test, trim, and pack. A newly constructed 11000 cubic foot ESD room within the Minneapolis facility complete with continuous monitoring equipment, grounded floor, and self contained climate control ensures safe printed circuit board handling into the assemblies.