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Plastics Manufacturer Does LED Retrofit with over $73,000 Savings

Posted on Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 | bay, bulbs, high, lamps, led, lighting, lights, roi,

LED Retrofit Poor lighting in the manufacturing facility was resulting in high lighting energy costs and maintenance, as well as poor quality control of products. The customer was educated on what their ROI with local utility and federal incentives would be with a new lighting solution. ... {Read More}

PROACTIVE MANUFACTURING INCREASES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE HONING MACHINE INDUSTRY

Honing Machine The honing machine company wanted to continue to be an industry leader and was looking to be proactive in their manufacturing practices. They saw a decline in industry margins and that there wasn’t any one company that was differentiating themselves in the market. They were looking to improve manufacturing speed and inventory control as well as achieve less wear and tear on their machines. Additionally, they wanted to be able to troubleshoot situations that arose more quickly with alarming and machine feedback as well as remote technical support.... {Read More}

Greater Visibility into CNCs, Robots and Assembly Machines Results in Assurance of On-Time Parts Delivery

VisualizationThe manufacturer could not get live production visibility from their CNCs, robots, and assembly machines. Their customers had concerns about their ability to deliver enough parts on time as a result. They knew that their ability to win future work from end customers was at stake if this issue wasn’t resolved.... {Read More}

Retrofit of a 12 Station Rotary Dial Machining Cell Using Programmable Numeric Control (PNC)

Rotary Dial Machine The customer was asked to provide options for upgrading an outdated machining cell based on computer numeric control (CNC). The equipment is used to manufacture metal driveshaft yokes for the automotive industry. They were looking to retrofit their CNC machine with a new control system.... {Read More}

Asset Management Services Bring Organization to Disjointed Storeroom

Storage Organization The customer needed help to move and organize their storeroom. Their maintenance store room had been neglected over the years. Either the spare parts that were inventoried weren’t the correct ones or were obsolete. They also had multiple vendors on the shelves for the same part number. This was costing them time and money. The solution they were looking for needed to include a plan that freed-up employees’ time, increased efficiency and didn’t add headcount. ... {Read More}

Obsolete Light Curtains Were Causing a Sourcing and Safety Issue for Shingle Manufacturer

Posted on Thursday Jun 07, 2018 | curtains, light, migration, safety,

Museum Lighting Project The manufacturer faced an issue with their current light curtains being obsolete. The equipment was so old they could no longer find a source for what was installed. They needed competitive pricing to what they had been purchasing as well as someone that could review their applications, wiring and devise a solution. They could no longer find a source to sell them their light curtains because they were obsolete. This caused a large problem for them because it interfered with operating their production lines safely and effectively. ... {Read More}