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APPLIANCE

INDUSTRIES

APPLIANCE

INDUSTRIES

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APPLIANCE

We’ve developed lean solutions for a variety of appliance manufacturers and suppliers. Appliances present a challenge for material flow and presentation because they are small but have high assembly and component density. In contrast to automotive OEMs who generally outsource stamping and forming work, appliance OEMs often perform those processes in the same facilities as their assembly. This presents opportunities and challenges for inventory management and pull system operation to synchronize production.

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

 

MINOMI CARTS

Minomi means “without packaging”, so minomi carts deliver parts to the operator without any packaging around them. Parts still need to be protected, so the “packaging” is built into the cart design. Appliance assembly operates in tight spaces with fast cycle times, so using the cart design to save space and time is important.

MAXIMUM DENSITY PRESENTATION

Part presentation for appliance assembly, whether in flow racks, part chutes, or on carts, needs to happen at maximum density. The line pitch, or distance between assembly units, is often 25% of what an automotive manufacturer would have so space is at a premium.

 

Our equipment is custom designed to support unique presentation of parts and boxes, including staggered presentation and over-the-line delivery.

INTEGRATED WORKSPACE

Assembly is a critical part of appliance manufacture and custom workstations that fit your processes are a requirement. Whether you’re looking for a custom work cell for blender assembly or unique workstation designs to accommodate assembly activities on both sides of a production line, we understand your environment.

DOES YOUR MATERIAL FLOW NEED IMPROVEMENT? WE CAN HELP!

LEAN SOLUTIONS

LEAN SOLUTIONS

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MAKITLEAN

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FLOW RACKS

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CARTS

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WORKSTATIONS

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FORKLIFT FREE

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IS YOUR FACTORY A GOOD FIT FOR LEAN INTEGRATION?

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THE COMPLETE
GUIDE TO LEAN INTEGRATION

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