Some time ago, the following situation was described to us at a medium-sized company:
The diversity of profiles is growing rapidly, among other reasons due to new requirements in thermal and noise protection regulations. As a result, many tool changes have become necessary, which bind scarce skilled worker resources. Enormous amounts of extra work had to be done, delivery times have been steadily extended. At the same time, scrap has remained constant and considerable rework has continued to be necessary. The space in production is limited - there are only 9 meters’ width and about 30 meters’ length available.
All in all, it is a tense situation in which many successful companies can quickly find themselves. A previously perhaps well-functioning production process that is no longer efficient due to rapid market changes and other challenges such as the shortage of skilled workers - and there is already an urgent need for action. Therefore, a customer from the wood window manufacturing industry turned to us and we designed a fully automated window production system for his requirements.
The result can be seen: A machine, specially designed for the area of profile splitting, can now enable a large variety of variants in profile design with reduced tool requirements. The need for personnel is significantly reduced, delivery times are recovering. Rework and rejects can be reduced by state-of-the-art technology, because, for example, the end faces can now be processed without cracks. Improved extraction hoods and higher tool speeds increase quality and at the same time reduce energy costs. All in all, the existing challenges were not only solved, but the result also exceeded expectations. In this way, the company can be future-proofed in the long term.
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