Lead Core Press is a single station horizontal press which forms lead wire into lead cores to be used in FMJ or plated bullet production. Molds of the press can be changed depending upon caliber requirements. It has an automatic lubrication system which extends both machine lifetime and maintenance period. After the lead wire is fed into driving pulleys of the press by hand, it can run without manpower until it runs out of lead wire.
Lead core press basically cuts lead wire into lead pieces and pushes each piece into a mold and finally ejects the shaped lead cores / projectiles. There is an evacuation hole on the mold where the residual scrap lead is evacuated. This hole provides the weight calibration of projectiles.
The machine is capable of pulling lead wire automatically. To ease the movement of the feeder spool, a motorized feeder or a feeder with bearing should be used.
Atesçi started its business activites in the year of 2002 by manufacturing lead based products in the hunting industry. It started production on leadshot, buckshot and slug in this context and commercialized these products in domestic and international markets. The demand for machinery in the industry drove Ateşçi to designing and manufacturing machinery. Manufactured with a unique design, machinery became highly sought in domestic and international markets in a short time. Meanwhile, taking the lead based demands of the Defence Industry into consideration, machinery and product diversity increased and, as a result, a series of ammunition machinery such as Lead Wire Extrusion Machine, Lead Core Press, Case Grooving and Trimming machine became part of the Ateşçi’s portfolio. Subsequently, production on ammunition components started based on the demands of the markets. The machinery portfolio kept on growing with each passing day, owing to the experience and knowledge that was gained. Ateşçi presently has the capacity to establish an interlinking ammunition line by manufacturing all the machinery, press, automated machines and mould sets that are necessary for ammunition production.
Ateşçi is situated in the largest Industrial Zone in the Middle East, which houses more than 20.000 factories, and has access to work with hundreds of subcontractors in this region. Designing all the machinery and equipment in-house, it also assembles the mechanical parts, the production of which is outsourced to outstanding and qualified subcontractors. Quality control standards are vigorously applied in every stage throughout the production and assembly, ensuring that the products are above the customer’s expectations.Although it is a very new company, Ateşçi has achieved a position where it can compete with long established ammunition line producers by taking advantage of its location. The dynamism and position of the company makes it possible to offer faster and cost-effective solutions in comparison to its competitors.
Ateşçi attends the international trade shows in the Defence and Weapons Industry, following up on the latest development and progress. Running large ammunition line projects in international markets, Ateşçi provides services on installation of ammunition factories, its modernization level and capacity increase.