Starting Up a New Machine

Troubleshooting is just that, looking for the problem and going step by step to find out what is causing the problem. Each machine is unique and different, sizes and ranges of voltage can differ as…

Lean Systems and Waste Elimination

Waste elimination is one of the most effective ways to increase the profitability of any business. Processes either add value or they add waste to the production of a good or service.

Lean Automation vs. Not Lean

A look at lean automation vs not lean in a manufacturing operation. A look at SMED, Poka-Yokes, Self Diagnostics, Footprint, Portability, Access for Maintenance, Process Flow, Reducing WIP & Inventory, Visual Workspace & Ergonomics.

The Right Tool for the Job

Though tools are expensive, it’s important to use the proper tools for the job you are doing. If you don’t have the right tools you can run into many problems. Rounded off or stripped out…

Lean Automation...the Engineers and Assembly Technicians

Working together makes installation easier and better. Engineers don’t tend to think of making the machine easy to separate for shipping, but the assembly technicians do. When designers and assembly tech’s work together the customer…