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Saw Automation Helps Erector Sets Inc. Set the Scene


When you’re making hundreds of cuts a day, you can’t afford to waste time measuring and marking material. You also need equipment that can be easily operated by each and every employee day in and day out. That’s where saw automation comes into play.

In an industrial section of Philadelphia, off of the Delaware Expressway, is a company called Erector Sets Inc. They’re not to be confused with Erector Set®, the toys you may have played with as a small child. No, these guys are a full-service scenery and set company that takes building to the next level.

You have probably seen their work if you caught the reunion episode of BRAVO’s “The Real Housewives of New York” or on the nightly news if you tune in to ABC, CNBC, or any of the big networks.

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ABC News, KATV 7, Custom News Set – cut on a TigerStop.

Brendan Kilroy founded Erector Sets Inc. in 2003 as a custom fabrication and millwork shop in a small, shared space. Business is booming thanks to an incredible team of dedicated tradesmen and a founder who has kept a close eye on the bottom line. To keep up with high demand while offering a custom product, Erector Sets Inc. employs a handful of TigerStop saw automation systems on chop-saws and sliding table saws.

To ensure they’re not wasting any precious material or time, Erector Sets Inc. uses TigerStop saw automation at nearly every single cutting station. “TigerStop systems have trimmed the fat to many aspects of our production without any loss of quality or control,” explains Shane Jezowski, engineer and CNC programmer.

When you’re making hundreds of cuts a day, you can’t afford to waste time measuring and marking material. You also need equipment that can be easily operated by each and every employee day in and day out. Jezowski explains, “Our workers are running the TigerFence and TigerCrossCut on our sliding table saw as well as a TigerStop on our chop-saw from open to close.”

When we asked Jeremiah Chang, Erector Sets’ master builder, the first word that came to his mind when he heard “TigerStop” was, “Accuracy.” Dom Lucca, the shop’s Foreman, has been using TigerStop equipment for 20 years as an early adopter at previous places of employment and the first thing that came to his mind was, “Fantastic!”

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Private Residence in Philadelphia, Custom Millwork.

Efficiency Leads to Expansion

Erector Sets Inc. has benefited from the widespread employee utilization of TigerStop equipment. “We haven’t seen these levels of efficiency before … it’s hard to keep up with one of our workers on any of our TigerStop machines,” says Shane.

The company’s efficiency in production has allowed them to expand not only in size but in scope as well. “Our projects have expanded from a simple raised platform for a television commercial, our very first project, to building full sets for broadcast studios. We also design and fabricate museum exhibits, trade show booths, as well as commercial and residential architectural millwork, in addition to our work in the television and film industry.”

Today Erector Sets Inc. occupies over 18,000 square feet plus a separate storage facility. Keep your eyes peeled for their work on the nightly news!

 

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