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Challenges Solution White Goods manufacturer advances automation strategy White Goods Case Study A major Global Appliance Manufacturer required a cost effective solution to increase production and reduce operating cost via automation of manual stamping operations. Establishing a system within the constraints of the existing floor plan, existing dies and presses, and variability offered by human operators along with movement of material into and out of the cell proved to be difficult to formulate within a manageable ROI and timeline. Options quoted by suppliers were often pricey or did not fit their existing manufacturing footprint. Further constraining was the desire to standardized multiple manual stamping cells with a common solution. The OEM engaged Norgren Automation Solutions based on our reputation of being experts within the automotive stamping industry for providing solutions to optimize production, die design and tooling integration. Norgren's site survey immediately addressed the processing of parts through the cell, rather than focus on fitting known automation in the space allotted. Utilizing die and processing expertise, the Norgren team created improvements over the existing manual process. Quick brainstorming and option discussions with the OEM team provided clarity on features that provided immediate automation benefits without over automating. Simulation of the cell demonstrated clarity and confirmation that the solution was correct. Several quick iterations provided an optimized final design surpassing the customers initial throughput targets. Lifetime, maintenance free standardized robotic tooling Quick start-up during installation and changeovers Improve ergonomics and safety

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