Facility

Larson’s commitment to continuous improvement is evident in every aspect of our sprawling facility. We have been in business for almost a century and have perpetually reinvested in our company—from people and processes to quality, safety, training, and the latest stamping technology. With each upgrade and innovation, our staff continues to provide the same uninterrupted dependable production, quality, and delivery to our customers.

The people of Larson are our most valuable resource—they keep our facility running at its optimal best. We actively encourage and support a company culture of empowerment; as such, we are deeply committed to extensive, ongoing training. Our Training Steering Committee meets weekly to build and update training profiles, assign and track on-the-job and classroom training, and develop apprenticeship programs for tool makers and press operators. We provide comprehensive training for any new technologies we integrate into the production process. Larson has become a beta-testing site for new online training for the stamping industry.

Whether it is being one of the earliest in our industry accepted into OSHA’s SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program, awarded to businesses that operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program) or expanding the facility to accommodate the latest press machine, we constantly look for ways to improve efficiency on all levels of our operation and equipment.

Drawing upon 98 years of innovation, the fourth generation, family-owned company is a trusted supplier to hundreds of manufacturers and OEMs who rely upon Larson to consistently deliver precise, high-quality stampings.

We have approximately 75 employees working within 100,000 square feet of floor space. We house approximately 70 power presses with capacity from 75 to 450 tons, plus drawing and secondary press capacity to 800 tons. Larson continues to invest in leading-edge technology with the recent acquisition of a Minster 440-ton capacity servo-drive press. This vast and varied capacity enables Larson to produce high-quality metal stampings in varying thickness of ferrous and non-ferrous metals of all types.

Equipment: Progressive Die Presses, Deep Draw Presses, and More

Progressive Die Presses

  • 1 – Minster E2H 450 120-55 straight side with Servo roll feed, straightener and double coil reel – 450 ton (max. mat’l cap. – .250 thk x 32″ wide)
  • 1 – Minster FX2-400 120-60 Servo drive straight side with Servo feed, straightener and double coil reel – 440 ton (Max. mat’l cap. – .250 thk x 32″ wide) – new Jan. 2019
  • 1 – Minster E2 250 72-42 straight side with .200 thk x 18″ wide Servo roll feed – 250 ton
  • 1 – Minster E2 200 42-36 straight side with 18″ wide Servo roll feed – 200 ton
  • 1 – Minster P2H-160 63-36 straight side with .187 thick x 14″ wide Servo roll feed – 180 ton
  • Coil handling & feeding equipment up to .250 thick, 11,000 lb. capacity

Deep Draw Presses

  • 5 – Automatic deep draw hydraulic press lines with capacities to 8″ in diameter and 22″ in length; features include double-action presses, transfer systems, and aqueous washing
  • 1 – Hydraulico triple-action straight side hydraulic – 165 x 110 x 80 ton – 39″ stroke
  • 1 – Greenerd 4-post hydraulic with automated parts transfer and air cushion – 50 ton – 30″ stroke
  • 1 – Nidec Minster CX1-4000 inclined gap frame blank & draw with 18” zig-zag feeding system – 440 ton – 13.98” stroke
  • 5 – Bliss 85-1/2 straight side with air cushions – 90 ton – 12-16″ stroke
  • 1 – Clearing F-1200 straight side – 200 ton – 26″ stroke

Blanking & Secondary Presses

  • 1 – Nidec Minster CX1-2500 inclined gap frame blank & draw with 18” Servo roll feed – 275 tons 9.84” stroke
  • 1 – Nidec Minster CX1-800 gap frame press – 88 ton – 5.91” stroke
  • 1 – Nidec Minster CX1-600 gap frame press – 66 tons – 4.72” stroke
  • 1 – Toledo #665 straight side swaging press – 800 ton
  • 1 – Rhodes RF200 open gap frame press – 200 ton
  • 1 – Niagara 100 36-30 straight side – 100 ton
  • 1 – Lauffer RPT 110 hydraulic with 12 x 12 air feed & hydraulic cushions – 110 ton
  • 1 – Bliss CH-75 O.B.I. with 8″ wide Servo roll feed – 75 ton
  • 1 – Perkins model 9H straight side – 75 ton
  • 2 – Rousselle 4E 6E O.B.I. – 60 ton

Heat Treat & Assembly

  • 1 – G.E. 500 KW roller hearth brazing 26″ x 26″ opening furnace with exothermic atmosphere
  • 2 – Nelson & Jacobs 4-gun spot welder 75 KVA
  • 2 – Pemserter fastener insertion presses
  • 1 – Bancroft model 300 Weld-a-Round

Cleaning & Finishing

  • 1 – Almco round vibratory finisher 15 cu. ft.
  • 1 – Rosemont round vibratory corn cob 15 cu. ft. dryer
  • 3 – Conveyorized hot water spray 12″ x 24″ wash cabinets opening
  • 2 – In-line rotary drum washers
  • 1 – Giant GB-20 vibratory finishing machine
  • 2 – Combo Roto Finish/drying tumbling systems (one is coupled to Minster presses)

We maintain a solvent-free cleaning environment. All cleaning is done with environmentally friendly aqueous solutions.

Quality Assurance

Full SPC capabilities, monitored in real time, using Mitutoyo MeasurLink data collection and control equipment, with a calibration program for all inspection equipment per ISO 9001:2015.

  • 1 – 14″ Mitutoyo optical comparator with DRO
  • 3 – Rockwell hardness tester
  • 1 – Brown & Sharpe Micro-Hite 350
  • 1 – MicroVu SOL 312
  • 1 – Tesa-Hite 14” 2D height gage
  • 1 – Phase 2 UTG3000 ultrasonic thickness tester
  • 1 – Mitutoyo surface roughness tester

Tool Room

12-person staff with full die making, prototyping, try-out, and maintenance capabilities.

Complete tool making facilities:

  • 1 – Charmilles CUT 30mS submerged WEDM 14” x 21 ½” x 15”
  • 1 – Charmilles 440 CCS submerged WEDM 14” x 21 ½” x 15”
  • 1 – Mazak 200B vertical machining center 44” x 20” x 20”
  • 1 – Mazak QTS 350M CNC lathe 16″ Swing
  • 1 – Flow Mach 2 water jet 48” x 48”
  • 2 – Harrison M300 13″ swing lathe
  • 1 – Reed-Prentice 16″ swing lathe
  • 1 – Harrison M500 28″ swing gap bed lathe
  • 2 – Bridgeport Series I milling machines
  • 1 – Carlton 3A radial drill press – 13″ column x 48″ throat
  • 1 – 30″ table Blanchard grinder
  • 8 – Surface grinders from 6” x 12” to 16” x 32” capacity
  • 1 – Moore B3 jig borer
  • 1 – Moore G3 jig grinder
  • 1 – C.I. Hayes electric heat treat furnace