Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) increased its architectural panel-making capacity with a new CNC ALU Ranger 6321 VG Panel Router. The new CNC router is now operating at the company’s SAF-West plant in Redding, Calif.

The machine’s vertical 16’ 5” x 5’ 3” working area handles large ACM panels, and can perform drilling, grooving, and cutting in a single setup, according to the company. It is used in the custom fabrication of the company’s lines of ACM and aluminum panel and column cover systems, as well as custom fabricated panels.

“This latest installation plays a strategic role in the company’s integrated CAD, metal distribution, anodizing, painting, and fabrication services,” says SAF co-CEO Penn McClatchey, “This automated router is expected to boost panel production and reduce delivery times throughout North America with services ultimately replicated in both SAF-West or SAF-Atlanta facilities.”