Vulcan Aluminum is the number one source for aluminum sign blanks and sheet. All blanks are guaranteed to meet DOT specifications for 5052-H38 and purchasing from Vulcan eliminates the need for maintaining dual inventories.
Vulcan Aluminum’s cut-to-length line sets the industry standard in multi-cut blanking. The line can handle aluminum coils weighing up to 20,000 pounds, in gauges ranging from 0.032 to 0.125 and in widths up to 60 inches. With its ultra-close shearing tolerances on length and width (+/- 0.005”), squareness to within 0.007” and speeds up to 250 feet per minute, our cut-to-length line gets the job done, providing blanks to our customers' exact specifications.
Sign Blanking Robot
Vulcan Aluminum’s Sign Blanking Robot is a state-of-the-art robotic press capable of producing 15,000 standard sign blanks per day in gauges up to 0.125. Blanks are automatically fed into the press to have corners rounded and holes punched per customer specifications. The finished blanks are then automatically removed from the press and stacked for further fabrication and/or chromate conversion coating treatment.
In order for reflective sheeting or paint to properly adhere to aluminum, the surface of sign blanks must be treated with a chromate conversion coating. Vulcan Aluminum utilizes a 340-foot long, 7-stage Power Spray System in its Alodizing Line to perform this finishing operation.
Our Journey Towards Continuous Improvement
Since 1966, Vulcan Aluminum has provided top-quality aluminum sign blanks for the transportation industry. We have done this with one goal in mind… customer satisfaction. Our commitment to this market is evident in every aspect of our progress as we continue our Lean Manufacturing journey and strive toward continuous improvement. As times have changed, the dynamics of the transportation market have changed as well. This recent shift encouraged us to analyze our production methods in order to adapt. As a result, Vulcan Aluminum went from utilizing a conveyor-based to a cell-based fabrication system. This innovative system promotes rapid change-over times, leading to greater efficiency and productivity. Our continuous improvement goal will always be to increase efficiency and shorten lead times, while still producing the best product available in the industry today.