Case: Huge benefits with time and flexibility
With one of our customers involved in production lines for the food industry, the lines include a valve that requires heat treatment and extrusion – in many repetitive processes.
First, the topic is fully explored and then undergoes two processes. The customer wasn’t able to handle the heating and the first process. Therefore, all the items had to be taken out of production and the process sub-contracted outside of the company. Here, the heating and the first part of the process was completed and returned to enter the second processing stage. This procedure was repeated up to 3 times, with lots of handling and transportation included as a consequence.
KSN was given the task of developing a solution where the heating and both subsequent tasks could be carried out in a continuous process. The focus of the project became a robot that could handle the very hot object during an induction process, with a subsequent direct continuation to the last part of the process – without manual handling.
The processes for the customer were significantly improved – and the improvements were easy to identify
- No transportation of items – saving time, resources, and money
- No handling in connection with transport – better utilization resources
- Products not being taken out of the production – much better lead time
- Products not standing still and waiting for reintroduction into the process – saving time and handling costs
Products not standing still and waiting for reintroduction into the process – saving time and handling costs