Background: A Plastic manufacturer has many assembly stations that utilize automation for final assembly. The stations still require employees to place components, such as spacers and padding onto the assembly before several steps of automation. The assemblies that this company makes are part of a final product made by their customer, which is then sold to consumers.
The Problem: The operators switch between jobs to keep fresh, however some components are not always placed onto the assemblies. This can create several scenarios. The first is that the assembly damages parts within the automation equipment. The second is that the assembly becomes damaged and everything is scrapped. The third and worst case scenario is that the assembly makes its way to their customer without being noticed.These parts will fail much quicker and cause more problems when the final product is the hands of consumers.Click here to read more on Improved Processes