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Case Studies

 

Commercial Vehicle


Improved product quality
Improved operator safety
Improved operator ergonomics
40% Increase product velocity
50% Reduction in manpower
70 Robots integrated
81 SPR Guns Integrated

 

Recreational


Vision guided Robotic CO2 Laser Tube Cutting Cell
Frame assembly line with 8 MIG welding robots and 1 final assembly material-handling robot
Fuel Tank Laser Welding System
Greatly improved quality and reduced cost by replacing 5 machining centers/2 shifts/10 men with 1 cell/1 shift /1 man
Reduced number of frame parts by 50%, eliminated post-weld machining & increased quality
Reduced number of finishing steps by 50%, increased quality, cosmetics & crash worthiness

 

Heavy Industry


New facility for Caterpillar located in Little Rock, Arkansas
New final assembly system accommodates 6 MG models
Produces 12 units per day on 1 shift
Providing design, manufacture and integration of: main conveyance system, operator platforms, operator tool holders, material delivery systems, improved efficiency and quality by reducing operator cycle time
Improved velocity by controlling takt time through continuous moving conveyor, count down clocks, and Andon boards and product manipulators

 

Rail


Rail car product assembly line produces 56 units per day on 2 shifts – 4 lines
Provided processing for fabrication area of green field plant for: weld studies, cycle time analysis, equipment specification, fixture concepts, and material flow
Design, manufacture, and integration of material handling, tooling, and welding systems
Increased product velocity by 280%
Flexibility – Model changes in less than 16 hours vs. up to two weeks with previous systems
Improved product quality
Improved operator safety & ergonomics

 

Defense


Number units per day on 2 shifts
Provided turn-key design, simulation, manufacture and integration of weld fixtures, robotic welding, trunnions, overhead monorail, sub-assembly build, and weld development
50% Increase product velocity
50% Reduction in manpower
Improved product quality
Improved operator safety and ergonomics