Metals Manufacturer Expands Range of Services with PennEngineering Pemserter

Reading, PA: Metalworking manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (, has purchased a fastener installation system. Expanding the company’s range of in-house capabilities, the PennEngineering Pemserter Fastener Installation Machine Model L45102 automatically inserts self-clinching fasteners into a variety of materials with up to 12,000 lbs. of insertion force. The investment in the fastening machinery was necessary to meet customer demand for the service as a companion to existing metal fabrication and turnkey manufacturing projects, according to Tom Brizek, president of TAB Industries.

Purchased pre-owned from metalworking and fabricating equipment distributor Norman Machine Tool, LTD, Baltimore, Md., the fastener insertion machine came online in the company’s 44,000-square foot facility in March, 2022 and created a position for a full-time operator. With high capacity utilization and significant cost savings earned by managing the fastener inserting process internally, the payback period on the investment was reached in May, 2022. The fastening equipment purchase is one of several recent equipment acquisitions that include multiple laser cutters, a press brake, sander, and pneumatic tapping system. Additional equipment purchases are planned.

For a free brochure or more information, contact TAB Industries, LLC, 2525 N. 12th Street, Reading PA 19605; 610-921-0012;;
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