Exton, PA—DFT® Inc. proudly announces its latest facilities expansion. The additional 10,800 square feet of facility space houses new equipment and an on-site training space. The expansion will support the company’s valve manufacturing capabilities using new machinery and inventory equipment, as well as incorporate extensive training offered to distributors as well as end users.
A new inventory system, Modula Vertical Storage Retrieval System (VSRS), and two vertical turning centers with live tooling make up the additional equipment. The Modula VSRS Model ML75D clocks in at 18 feet high with 32 trays for inventory storage. The VSRS offers 1,224 square feet of vertical storage space in a mere 155 square feet of floor space.
The additional equipment will decrease turnaround time for production as well as increase inventory made available in-house. The vertical turning centers with live tooling, the Doosan VTS 1620M and Doosan VTS1214M, offer 78 inches and 53 inches of maximum turning diameter respectively. The 1620M provides 61 inches of maximum turning height and 22,000 pounds of maximum turning weight, while the VTS1214M offers 32 inches of maximum turning height and 8,800 pounds of maximum turning weight.
Two, five-ton overhead crane systems help maneuver stock and other items about the newly expanded warehouse, streamlining work flow and fulfilling customer requests more rapidly.
A 31-by-32-foot training area and state of the art conference room now provides a larger space for additional training groups to learn and grow their skillsets in the valve and manufacturing industry. Trainings will be held twice yearly for check valves and twice yearly for control valves, which is open to distributors and end users. Sign up for one of these personalized, hands-on trainings by contacting your DFT® regional sales manager. Learn more about DFT’s products and capabilities by downloading a free copy of DFT’s Control Valve and Check Valve Catalogs.
About DFT® Inc.
DFT® has been making in-line check and control valves for more than 70 years, starting with a customer’s need for a small, metal-seated check valve that could be installed in any position while providing a tight shut-off. This spurred the creation of the Basic-Check® valve, followed by the development of the WLC®, DLC®, and other styles of in-line silent check valves. Whatever the size, pressure or piping configurations, DFT® has the right valve for the application.
For further information on all DFT’s Non-Slam, Silent Check Valves or Severe Service Control Valves visit our website, email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1-800-206-4013.