Articles by: Delvin Masilamani
A lot of customers and designers out there want to know how to modularize and standardize their designs and rightly so. The benefits of having standardized design and modularizing of your systems goes well beyond just faster product design and shortened time to market. It allows you to reduce the overall cost in purchasing by buying known components, preferred vendors and negotiated prices. It also allows to you provide options to your customers that you could not provide before while increasing overall quality both in design and manufacturing with standard design which can be configured to yours and the customer’s needs.
Most people who have designed a system understand the importance of a single line drawing in the design process. It gets you going in the right direction and what we are trying to do is use it a blueprint for the design to come. Nothing new there we all know this or at the least should know. But … Here is the Kicker – Very few and I mean very few companies are actually using the single line drawings as a blueprint – at least the right way. Yes a lot of people look at the single line and convert them into 3 phase production drawings referring back and forth making mistakes – correcting them and the cycle continues. How would you feel if there…
On-Machine Control adds efficiencies in multiple areas of the manufacturing process like Design, Maintenance, Repair, Installation and operations. A recent study by a European Consortium of Manufacturers revealed a 30% cost reduction as a result of On-Machine Control Solutions and related changes to the components used.