Situation: A world leader in the development and application of steam turbine technology was contracted to build six steam powered energy plants for an overseas customer. A key component in the manufacturing process of most of the equipment parts was the application of a protective coating prior to final assembly and transportation for delivery. The onsite conventional fixed coating facility was located a significant distance away from the turbine manufacturing area in the sprawling plant layout. As a co. . . Continue reading
Situation: The world leader in the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling had set a goal to increase revenues by 40% in an overseas manufacturing plant. In order to achieve this business objective, it was critical to increase the coating capacity in the manufacturing process.
Due to limited available floor space and the need to optimize material flow, adding capacity to the existing conventional fixed spray booth was not an option. As production ramped up to accommodate the . . . Continue reading
As the manufacturing sector in North America slowly restores itself from the effects of a global recession, the conventional methods of producing and moving parts through the various manufacturing steps are being reconsidered in view of the principles of the lean manufacturing concept.
Applying lean manufacturing principles to product finishing processes
Optimizing a company’s lean manufacturing potential requires innovation and a focus on minimizing waste and creating value for customers. Lean manufact. . . Continue reading
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