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About Engel

Engel is recognized as one of the leading suppliers of quality sheet metal forming machinery and systems. The company has designed and built practical, cost-efficient equipment for over seventy years, providing solutions to a broad range of manufacturing problems. Whether you’re investing in our HVAC coil Lines, rollformers (including the TDF®), our heavy-duty, cost-effective machinery are what Engel customers have come to depend on.

Engel History

1949

Charles Engel sheet metal worker produces first Shopmaster table and Engel as a Company is established with volume of sales.

1957

Engel Adds Rollformer and Small Tool i.e. Cleatbenders, Notchers. Also added the versatile power brake called Bend All.

1965

First Coil LInes with Shopmasters being fed. Electric Shear with Beading, Straightening and Feed Table to Shopmaster.

1968

Digital Dynapar added. Coil lines with flying notcher and mechanical brake.

1970

Hydraulic Length Control Compact 5-14 Coil LInes w/Fly- Wheel Mechanical Shear and Engel Built Digital Controls +/- 1/32 Accuracy.

1972

Dual Head Cleatroller introduced to Duct LInes.

1975

Lin-O-Matic with Gripnail Pinning System introduced along with purchased ECCI Controls Package (Digital).

1977

Full Hydraulic Compact Coil line shear, notch and feed.

1980

First 5 Batch Micro Processor Controls.

History Continued

1982

Engel TDF T25-B introduced to Market.

1990

Hydraulic Wrapper Brake w/side eject & Engel Built PC Controls E 1000 Controller.

1995

Engel Seam Closer Introduced. Engel Fold N Shear introduced. End Eject Braking System in lieu of Side Eject.

1999

Engel Fold N Shear With In Line Cleatroller introduced.

2003

Engel is acquired by Mestek, Inc.

2006

The Engel Coil Lines are upgraded with Iowa Precision Features and Marketed under Mestek Machinery and the Compact II Front End now expandable.

2008

ValuePLUS line was created and offered to the market.

2009

The newly designed TDC V16 is offered to the market – The Pneumo-Wrap Brake is now offered for contractors to bend TDF and TDC.

2014

Iowa Precision and Engel introduce in-line Plasma cutting and welded duct options to coil lines

Resources from Mestek Machinery

Backed by over 100 years of expertise and experience in metal forming and fabrication, Mestek Machinery has developed a number of valuable resources to help HVAC duct and fittings fabricators and other industry professionals learn more about the technologies and processes that drive your operations.

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