The client: Suffolk based Special Purpose Machinery company
Key challenge: to reduce the cycle time in the existing assembly process.
Successes: The reduction of the cycle-time was achieved by re-designing their top-selling machine, running in a linear process, into a rotary system. The desired cycle-time reduction has been accomplished, as the loading/unloading time for the processed component has been reduced by 30%. Similar cost reduction was accomplished in a project where the standard linear production system has been re-designed into a rectangular-running shuttle machine.