With rising demands for shorter lead-times, faster throughput, improved quality and lower costs, automated manufacturing systems have become essential to the success of U.S. manufacturing. Their benefits stretch across numerous industries and production methods; however, their complexity can oftentimes be intimidating to first-time investors. Within this white paper, manufacturers can uncover the information necessary to properly plan and specify the integration of a new automated manufacturing system.
As an early adopter of automation, SEW-Eurodrive in Lyman, S.C., has experience working with a wide variety of automated technologies and automation suppliers. So what has been its biggest takeaway after having worked more than a decade in manufacturing automation? Make sure to partner with an experienced and trusted supplier. Hear how SEW-Eurodrive’s partnership with Makino has helped reduce part costs, improve company morale and increase plant production tenfold with only a 6 percent increase in manpower, making the Lyman plant the most efficient operation across the company’s entire global manufacturing network.
World leader in design and manufacture of innovative sensing solutions that enhance safety, security, and energy efficiency.
For this manufacturers of high-tech imaging systems, monitoring accuracy and product quality are critical. Any quality problem could mean a part fails sooner than expected, or triggers a false alarm at a customer site that causes unnecessary panic.
By setting up automated manufacturing analytic workflows with the TIBCO StatisticaTM platform, the company can complete complicated processes in just a few minutes and improve product quality by decreasing the variability of everything they produce.
Illinois-based manufacturer Plano Molding sought to replace a paper-and-pencil data collection process with an automated manufacturing execution system (MES). They wanted a real-time look at production data. Many of their decisions were made based on observations and guesses rather than facts, and they needed deeper insights.
To improve shop floor efficiency and anticipate and solve production issues before they occurred, Plano Molding implemented the Epicor Mattec MES system. The insights they gained into the shop floor are helping to drive bottom-line growth.
Plano Molding has also seen significant scrap savings. Rather than focus on scrap percentage, the Mattec MES solution allows them to focus on higher-dollar-value products. This has led to the Plano Molding team saving $700,000 in scrap improvements.
Read the success story to learn more about Plano Molding’s experience and consider how your business might benefit from a modern production system like Epicor Mattec MES.
Product design, engineering and manufacturing consulting company, Zeta Group LLC, uses a variety of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design solutions to deliver advanced automated manufacturing systems. By implementing these solutions, Zeta Group was able to cut design cycles by 50 percent and reduce customer scrap. This case study provides details about how Zeta Group streamlined, improved and accelerated development cycles with SOLIDWORKS.
Whalen Furniture needed an improved patch management solution that was more efficient, less
time consuming, reduced risk, and ensured uptime on a 24/7 basis to support the needs of a rapidly growing global company.
Manufacturing evolved from manual to automated, ad hoc to repeatable. From art to science. Manufacturing has been forced to "industrialize." Aiding in the effort are product lifecycle and supply chain management tools for streamlining manufacturing process and linking together previously isolated stages in the value chain.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2012
While production is often optimized and automated, producing the necessary documentation often is not. Creating the necessary job tickets, component IDs, and product labels for manufacturing is a growing source of waste and error. This white paper will explain how manufacturers can realize tangible improvements with proper printers and media.