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Appliance and HVAC Solutions

Agile Solutions for Cabinets, Baskets and Cylindrical Components

The Lincoln Electric Automation Coldwater facility serves as a leading automation supplier in North America for turnkey automated systems for the appliance and HVAC industry. With over 50 years of developing effective solutions, we deliver positive results by leveraging our breadth of experience in fabrication and assembly to optimize your production. We focus on providing flexible and agile production systems that speed product changeover and new product launches, that address mixed production, and that deliver superior OEE through modular stations and robotic handling. The Lincoln Electric Coldwater team will work with your manufacturing team to tailor solutions that can improve your quality, cycle times and OEE for a wide variety of appliance products. Whether you need a solution for a brand-new product or an improvement to your existing equipment, we can help optimize your manufacturing operations.


Systems Experience

  • Cabinets & Tub Lines
  • Stainless Steel Drum & Basket Lines
  • Panels, Tops & Sub-Assembly Lines
  • Wire Baskets & Wire Forms
  • Vision Inspection & Collaborative Robotics
  • Robotics
  • Turnkey Final Assembly Lines

Process Experience

  • Adhesive Bonding
  • Bending
  • Clinching
  • Embossing
  • Extruding
  • Flanging
  • Finishing
  • Folding
  • Forming
  • Friction Welding
  • Laser Welding

Materials Experience

  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Pre-Coated Sheet Metal
  • Pre-Painted Sheet Metal
  • Stainless Steel

Appliance Projects

Updates Bring New Efficiency to Existing Assets

To produce this dryer drum, we retooled an existing line to accommodate a new dryer model and provide a more efficient operation.  We replaced the existing gap expander, as well as adding a hemming and curling station. We designed the hemming operation to be performed with one pneumatic-actuated tool versus two hydraulic actuated tools featured in the original line.

Automated Solution Optimizes Resource Use

This Dishwasher Basket started life as a mere welded matt.  Our solution then provided all the forming, welding and trimming needed to evolve this workpiece into a complete basket ready for coating. This automated solution utilizes no operators until the completed basket emerges from the line.

Turnkey Cabinet Manufacturing Solutions

The Coldwater facility provides solutions for manufacturing a wide range of metal cabinets that include total solutions from metal blanks to finished cabinets including operations like stamping, trimming, forming, embossing, piercing, welding, wrapping, bending and hemming. 

Turnkey Laundry Baskets

From stainless steel coil stock and flexible robotic blank handling to laser welded wrapper to finished assembly with balance rings, our Coldwater operations can provide a total solution for white good manufacturing such as laundry baskets.