Often, our customers’ primary focus for their automation investment is increasing their manufacturing throughput. But how do companies really achieve the most optimal throughput?
The Wes-Tech team has discovered numerous factors that can make a big difference in a company’s automation journey. A manufacturer’s production goals and specified cycle times provide the basic framework for throughput goal-setting. However, even if an automation cell is running at full volume, other factors elsewhere inside the same factory—from the length of operator breaks to the availability of machined parts for assembly—can influence overall throughput.
Our team is one of the few in our industry that has expertise on both the machine-tending and the assembly-and-test sides of automated systems. This know-how means that when our team engages with a customer on a project, we look for opportunities to optimize the throughput of an entire line. For some customers, this might mean recommending a different way to machine a part, and for others, a new process for moving parts into the cell. Expertise across the entire system allows us to help our customers discover cost-effective changes that result in higher overall throughput and increased profit.
Regarding Wes-Tech’s expertise in adding value with optimized throughput, Kevin R., Business Development Manager for Wes-Tech, said: “Everything has to come together and work in harmony to increase throughput. If a part of an assembly or machining process can be automated to reduce those challenges, the Wes-Tech team will help you consider the best ways to use emerging technology to help improve the system.”
At Wes-Tech, we listen to our customers’ needs to help them come to the right solution, and then to deliver that solution on time and within budget. If you would like to learn more about how the Wes-Tech team can share our vast experience and knowledge base to help you increase your factory throughput, contact us today!
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