The Problem: A Tier 1 automotive exhaust system supplier needed to improve capacity utilization.
The RedViking Solution: Multi-component manifold gages and leak testers to increase capacity and reduce floor space, energy use and capital investment.
Docking Stations Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs
Our customer, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, needed to quickly increase their capacity while being wise about how to invest their resources.
RedViking engineers worked closely with the customer to design and build systems to meet their goals for testing capacity, work force, and capital equipment budget.
Making Machines do More
The RedViking solution involves a number of new test machine designs, including ones that allow the right and left hand version of components to be tested simultaneously. In this way, an operator will perform the same functions in mirror image. A single HMI is used for both tests, and the poke-yoke and other test set-up functions are the same for both components. The test profiles are identical and the outcome decisions the same.
The customer was able to implement these systems quickly, since the capital investment and floor space were less than anticipated. There was no additional staffing required, and testing capacity has increased to keep up with product demand. They have been able to capture additional market share because of their quick response to the needs of the automotive OEMs.