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Urban Farming Made Easy with Adaptive Harvest Systems

We are happy to be a part of a growing community on this project with Adaptive Harvest supplying the sheet metal fabrication to the bigger systems “The Urban Farm.”

The Adaptive Harvest System (AHS) was originally intended to be a simple, portable and sustainable tool to aid non-profit organizations and ministries with feeding people in remote rural areas and/or places where food insecurity is an issue. AHS is also perfect for urban farms, home garden enthusiasts and generally anyone who wants to grow fresh produce. The mobile design makes it ideal for local farmers markets.

The AHS is a vertical hydroponics system that uses a patent pending design structure that suspends the unit above the ground. Installation is quick and easy because it only requires two opposing structures like posts, buildings, trees, etc., making it minimally invasive to the landscape. The 14 inch diameter base pot allows for an ample supply of growing area suitable for a wide variety of crops. Designed with flexibility in mind, the system is scalable, modular and can be configured to properly accommodate a variety of situations. In fact, the system can be moved or transported without damaging existing crops. A perfect solution for inclement weather. All the parts are made from recycled plastic that meets certain specifications to ensure consistency during production.

The Urban Farm offers an open scalable solution for individuals who seriously wish to venture into hydroponic farming. The open system has a community nutrient tank and the ability to individually control water flow to each stack. Each stack contains 4 removable base pots. The Urban Farm has a 4 foot x 10 foot aluminum frame that holds 8 stacks. A timer control box schedules timed drip feedings and the system can be designed to drip to catch or recirculate the drip to conserve water. The system is easy to install and requires very little maintenance. The kit does not include: plants, nutrient solution.

 

 

To purchase a vertical hydroponics system or learn more about Adaptive Harvest and the systems they make, Click Here

Amada FOL 315AJ Fiber Laser at Tampa Sheet Metal Custom Fabricator

Tampa Sheet Metal’s Fiber Laser Amada Machine FOL3015AJ

FOL 3015 AJ

FOL 3015 AJ Standard Features

The FOL AJ is engineered to produce the highest quality parts at unmatched speed while reducing operating costs and environmental waste. The benefits of fiber laser technology are:

  • Faster cutting of thin material (2 to 4 times that of a comparable 4000 W CO2 laser)
  • Superior speed and edge quality in material thicknesses up to 7/8″ compared to other solid-state systems
  • P.R.E. (Process Range Expansion) by providing the ability to laser cut copper, brass, titanium and other materials that were previously difficult to process
  • No optics or space inside the cavity of the laser source – eliminating costs associated with mirrors and downtime for alignment of optics
  • The reduction of environmentally harmful emissions due to it’s solid-state technology—which does not require laser gas to generate the laser beam
  • Less power is consumed than its CO2 counterpart. Since there are no optics to keep cool, a smaller, more efficient chiller further enhances cost savings
  • With all three axes driven by linear drives, it boasts rapid traverse speeds of 13,380″/min. and a 5G acceleration speed for the entire work envelope — making it the fastest 5´ x 10´ laser system available
  • The wear of components typically associated with ball-screw or rack and pinion systems has been eliminated
  • An auto-nozzle changer automatically changes nozzles based on material cut conditions ensuring that the laser does not sit idle while waiting for an operator to setup for the next job
  • The shuttle tables externalize the material setup, eliminating interference with the cutting process
  • AMADA’s AJ2000 and AJ4000 oscillators (fiber engines) drastically reduce electrical consumption (1/ 3 the amount of energy consumed by the typical CO2 oscillators)

    FOL 3015 AJ Amada Machine

     

    We have plenty of machine time available to take on almost any project. You can send us your design and we cut it out, or you can call us and talk about having us design a part for your project. Our family has been fabricating for 3 generations of Jeritz and pride ourselves in customer service.

Please contact us today or email us at sales@tampasheetmetal.com

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4 Questions to Ask Your Vendor Before Committing

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A few questions to ask your vendor before making a commitment for your production runs:

-Does a high-quality machine producer with a solid history of reliability build the equipment installed at the vendor?

-Does the manufacturer provide local support to your vendor in case equipment needs repair during production of your parts?

-Is the laser equipment capable of handling the parts you need i.e. — a decent wattage and size? For example, prior to the invention of the fiber laser, the lower the wattage the lower the cost to operate the laser. That has changed drastically; fiber optics is three times faster than a conventional laser.

-Does the company have a long history of producing high quality parts?

If you responded with a “yes” to all the questions, then it is time to take the next step—give them a call to discuss your project. Not sure who to contact? Consider Tampa Sheet Metal in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Sheet Metal, in business since 1920, has progressed from the early days of using hand tools into a modern facility of custom sheet metal manufacturing equipment including a laser running at the speed of light, robotic arc welding, and a fully integrated computer system running on Windows.

 

Call or email sales@tampasheetmetal.com

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Tampa Sheet Metal Specifies in Fiber Laser with Steel Metal Parts

Specifying fiber laser steel metal parts compared to other options reduces cost and meets higher quality standards. For companies outsourcing sheet metal parts for electrical, building, packaging, medical, oil, gas, marine, power generation, packaging, and other applications, should consider specifying steel fiber laser parts.

 

Why? Fiber laser steel cut parts are produced extremely fast, at precise measurements, allowing for more per parts per sheet. All three of these factors reduces the overall cost per part. In addition, the parts will be of higher quality compared to other options.

Other benefits of laser cut steel parts:

-Thick and/or thin materials can be efficiently processed
-Can produce parts that have curves
-Laser parts do not leave tool marks or scratches
-Setup time and programming are reduced
-No tool development time or tool inventory is needed
-Surfaces and edges are smoother

 

However, as everyone knows not all fiber lasers are created equal in terms of performance, quality, and reliability. This is why it is essential to investigate your vendor’s equipment before making a commitment for your parts.

Amada FO 4020NT Fiber Laser

To see more about our Amada Laser, and its capabilities, visit our Amada FO 4020NT fiber lasermachine page here –> http://tampasheetmetal.com/laser-cut-and-laser-engraved-parts/


Tampa Sheet Metal, in business since 1920, has progressed from the early days of using hand tools into a modern facility of custom sheet metal manufacturing equipment including a laser running at the speed of light, robotic arc welding, and a fully integrated computer system running on Windows.