Remember when you were a kid before the advent of the Internet and gaming? Didn’t you love playing with erector sets? Using our imaginations, we spent hours building and creating new thingamajigs and whatchamacallits.
The Erector Set was a brand originally patented by A.C. Gilbert (today owned by Meccano). Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, magician, toy maker, and businessman. His first Erector Set hit the market in 1913. Typically, the Sets were made from metal, consisting of pulleys, shaft collars and axles, plates and girders wheels, gears and electric motors and various metal strips with holes and nuts and bolts to connect the pieces.
While great for kids, Erector Sets get a thumbs down from us. As odd as it may sound, Alba doesn’t believe erector sets have a place in modern day manufacturing. Why? It’s simple. The more parts you must assemble in the field means increased installation costs for you.
One of our key differentiators is that Alba ships our equipment to OEMs, System Integrators and Distributors fully assembled.