Frequently Asked Questions

What does pāco manufacturing do?

pāco manufacturing is a custom manufacturer of industrial equipment including automation systems, conveyor systems and control panels. We provide contract manufacturing, CNC machining services, fabrication, machine building and rebuilding to customer specs, engineering services, general machining and other related services geared to improving the productivity of our customer’s manufacturing and product handling processes.

What File Formats does pāco manufacturing accept?

pāco manufacturing is able to work with the following file formats:

  • AlphaCAM (AMD, ATD)
  • AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
  • BMP – Bit Mapped Graphics
  • Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
  • Delcam (DGK, DMT)
  • DXF – Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
  • GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
  • IGES – Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI File Format
  • Inventor (IDW, IPT)
  • IronCAD (ICD, ICS)
  • JPG or JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
  • PDES – Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.
  • PDF – Portable Document Format
  • Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
  • SAT – 3D ACIS Model File
  • SolidEdge (DFT)
  • SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
  • STEP – Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
  • SurfCam (DSN)
  • TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
  • TurboCAD (TCW, TCX)
  • Unigraphics (PRT)

What are the Intended Applications for the equipment or parts which pāco manufacturing builds/produces?

pāco manufacturing builds equipment or produces parts for the following intended applications as directed by the customer [please note, this list continually grows based upon customer expectations]:

  • Adhesives
  • Aircraft
  • Appliances
  • Assemblies
  • Automation
  • Batteries
  • Cellular Telephones
  • Centering Devices
  • Chemicals
  • Coil Winding
  • Factory Automation
  • Filters
  • In-Mold Decorating
  • Insert Moldings
  • Material Handling
  • Medical Components
  • Medical Devices
  • Packaging
  • Parts Movement
  • Robotics
  • Small Parts
  • Syringes
  • Tanks
  • Ultrasonics

How long has pāco manufacturing been in business?

pāco manufacturing has been in business since 1953.  Prior to 2006, we were known as Precision Automation Co., Inc.  However, our sister company holds the registered name so we opted to brand a new name for ourselves. For more information, please read Our Beginnings located on our About page.

Where is pāco manufacturing located?

pāco manufacturing corporate offices and plant are located in Clarksville, Indiana, along Route 65 North, just minutes away from Louisville, Kentucky.  Please check out our contact details for more details.

What geographical area does pāco manufacturing supply their sales and services?

In general we concentrate our services to the Mid-West North America; i.e. Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, but we regularly supply equipment to many of our customers throughout North America and internationally to many countries.

In what industries does pāco manufacturing have experience?

The primary manufacturing industries that we serve are Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Cooperage, Manufacturing, Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Food Processing; although our decades of providing machined parts and equipment have introduced us to many additional industries.

How many employees does pāco manufacturing have?

pāco manufacturing currently has over 25 employees, but is presently hiring more skilled CNC Machinists.

Is pāco manufacturing ISO approved?

pāco manufacturing is is not ISO approved, however our sister company, Precision Automation Co., Inc. of Cherry Hill, NJ, is an ISO 9001 Certified Company.

What Industry Standards does pāco manufacturing adhere to?

pāco manufacturing adheres to the following industry standards when manufacturing equipment or parts:

  • ANSI – American National Standards Institute
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
  • AWS – American Welding Society
  • DOT – Department of Transportation
  • FDA – Food And Drug Administration
  • Mil-Spec – Military Specifications
  • QS – QS is a quality standard developed by the Automotive Industries
  • SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers

How do you pronounce the pāco in “pāco manufacturing”?

Our company name is pronounced with a long a, such as “ay” in the word “day”.  Whenever possible, we add the line over the vowel ‘a’ (like this: ā ) to illustrate the “long a”