Solenoid (noun) a coil of wire, partially surrounding an iron core, that is made to move inside the coil by the magnetic field set up by a current: used to convert electrical to mechanical energy, as in the operation of a switch.
RAM Company, founded nearly 4 decades ago, specializes in the custom design and manufacture of solenoids and valves used in a variety of applications in the demanding environments of air, sea, land, and space. RAM’s products are commonly found in military and commercial aerospace, undersea submersibles, and a variety of commercial applications. RAM was founded in, and remains today in Saint George, a small town located in the southwestern part of Utah on the Utah/Arizona border. With double-digit sales growth in each of the past many years, the company recently added 5.5 acres to its headquarters, bringing the total acreage to 13 acres. This enabled a physical plant expansion of 20,000 square feet, adding a second building to their existing facility for a total of 75,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space.
RAM serves customers from all over the world. Their products (linear and rotary solenoids and solenoid valves, check-and-relief valves, and pressure switches) appear on many complex, manufactured products, including those built by such well-known entities as the following:
-Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
-United States Army
-United States Postal Service
All manufacturing performed in house features the best quality CNC equipment. RAM’s CNC lathes and mills operate in very tight tolerances, and their in-house special processes include honing, welding, brazing (copper, silver, and nickel), coil winding, plating, transfer molding, EB welding, and soldering, among others. The most recent addition to their in-house capabilities was the implementation of a heat treat operation.
“RAM Company has made a commitment to invest in advanced technology and they see the benefits of improved accuracy, high productivity and maximum spindle-on-time. Fortunately, Mazak is also committed to provide advanced technology that works”, says Clark Smith.
Kevin added, “The reliability of the Mazak machines is key to us. They are so outstanding that we just traded in a 1990 and a 1992
Mazak that we bought new. They are just that good.”
“RAM Company has made a commitment to invest in advanced technology and they see the benefits of improved accuracy, high
productivity and maximum spindle-on-time. Fortunately, Mazak is also committed to provide advanced technology that works”, says Clark Smith.