Controls Evolution for Automation

August 31, 2016

In the 1960s, the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) was developed as a device to replace relay logic in industrial machines and assembly processes. While some of this technology still exists today, much of it has been replaced in an effort

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Machining Group: Machine/Mechanical Services

August 2, 2016

One of the interesting projects at the machine shop is a large assembly for a mining conveyor application called a “Carbody”.  There are two major weldments (Main Body and Gimbel) that require post fabrication machine work. The work will be

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Mining Technology: Did you know?

July 18, 2016

Tucson is a great place to be located if a major part of your business is providing fabrication and service to the Copper Mining Industry.  There are 11 copper operations right here in Arizona.  If you move out to about

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Fabrication : Heat Exchanger Projects

July 12, 2016

CAID Industries has been fabricating large air-to-air heat exchangers for the past twenty years.  Air-to-air heat exchangers are used regionally at the sulfuric acid plants in Hayden, Miami, Boleo and Nacozari.  Exchangers in acid plants are typically used to cool

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Mining Technology: We Believe in Keeping the Customer Happy!

July 5, 2016

“Customer Satisfaction” is the focus of the latest revision of the ISO Quality Standard 9001:2008, of which CAID’s Cathode and Specialty Container product lines are certified to. Each of our customers has an assigned Sales Engineer who personally interfaces with

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Fabrication: LSST M1M3 Mirror Cell

June 29, 2016

On October 6th, AURA awarded the LSST M1M3 Mirror Cell contract to CAID. The work includes the final design, manufacturing, assembly, and vacuum testing of the 26,000kg (57,000lb) steel cell. The large, complex 9m x 9m x 2m (30ft x

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MINExpo International 2016

June 24, 2016

CAID INDUSTRIES INC. is exhibiting at MINExpo International 2016 held in Las Vegas, Nevada September 26 – 28, 2016 and would like to invite you to visit us at booth 542. For more information and to stay informed as the

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Machine Shop: High Speed Railcar

June 22, 2016

After a couple months of programming, design changes, initial setup sequences and process flow improvements the High Speed Railcar underframes project is in full production at the machine shop. This project will take more than 8,000 machining hours and require

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Keys to success for Tucson’s CAID Industries

June 21, 2016

By William R. Assenmacher Special to the Arizona Daily Star  • Jan 24, 2015 Editor’s note: After CAID Industries was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Technology Council in October, the Tucson company’s CEO Bill Assenmacher’s was quoted in

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MIRS/Asarco Robotic Cathode Processing

July 18, 2015

A group of robots has joined the workforce at copper mining company Asarco LLC. Six robots standing over 7 feet tall are used to remove copper sheets off cathodes — a job with potential hazards due to the weight of

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York Space Systems and CAID Automation

July 13, 2015

York Space Systems and Caid Automation Announce Teaming Agreement to Develop Spacecraft Mass Production DENVER, Jul. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — York Space Systems, the innovative American aerospace company specializing in small and medium class spacecraft, and CAID Automation, a provider

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The Tucson king of heavy metal

April 4, 2015

April 04, 2015 4:00 pm  •  By Tom Beal 0 When Bill Assenmacher first joined CAID Industries, he used the leftover sheet metal from his big mining projects to cut out yard art — coyotes, kokopellis, that kind of thing

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CAID Wins Southern Arizona Manufacturer of the Year award

October 14, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Arizona Technology Council will host the second annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo, on October 15, 2014, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa located

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CAID / Vante Press Release

September 23, 2014

CAID Automation and Vante Now Using Robotic Solutions to Save Clients Time and Money, While Improving Yield CAID Automation has designed an integrated robotic solution that automatically feeds catheter components into Vante thermo forming equipment. This manufacturing solution automatically performs

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