Metal Forming Machine Tools
Engineering and Research Corporation, more commonly known as ERCO was founded in 1936 by Henry Berlinger. The ERCO company was founded to be a large producer and manufacturer of tools that are able to build metal aircraft machines as well as aircraft propellers. ERCO is able to produce everything from riveters, to tooling for riveters, engineered rivet applications, portable model riveters, automatic punch riveter, shrinkers, jaw services and tooling for shrinkers.
The Erco Model HD Sheet Metal Former and Flanger has the ability to form flange or edge of certain heights and shapes on most kinds and thicknesses of sheet metals.
The ingenious Erco design combined into one operation the once -separate task of hole punching or drilling , press dimpling ( for flush rivets) rivet feeding and upsetting. These tasks are performed by one operator at one location with great safety without the need of shifting the work between punching and riveting and at speed up to 45 rivets per minute.
The Erco shrinking and stretching machine combines the ability to economically shrink and stretch, remove wrinkles, curves, tees, and angles, and produce double curvatures in flat sheets.