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Using Principles of Lean Manufacturing in Automated Line Design
Is your line as efficient as it could be? Dearborn Mid-West Company steps us through a practical case study of how thinking from a lean perspective during line design results in a more efficient overall system. There are five lean line design areas that can improve work flow, eliminate downtime, and decreases required worker energy for the long haul.
EPIC’s Engineers Volunteer for Youth Interested in Automation
EPIC’s Controls Engineer & Project Manager, Frank McCormack and Project Manager Roger Seifert, volunteer with local youth interested in engineering and automation. Seifert mentors a high school FIRST robotic team that is sponsored in-part by EPIC. Check out our blog on local learning opportunities for STEM minded youth to see pictures of the FIRST team and read more about Frank and Rogers’s individual efforts in this area.
5 Keys to Successful Automated Manufacturing
BMW is known worldwide for their high quality products and lifestyle. The bar they have set for themselves has put them in the position that has customers sticking to their product for one, two and even three vehicles. But how have they gotten this customer loyalty? One key is their five step automated quality inspection process that is mandated to ensure the product assembly is hitting worldwide standards.
System Integrator of the Year Finalist
For the third year in a row, EPIC has been named a finalist for Control Engineering’s “System Integrator of the Year” Award. Industry experts judge this award, which recognizes companies for business skills, technical competence and customer satisfaction. Check out Control Engineering’s System Integrator Hall of Fame to see winners from 2015 and past years.
Come Meet Baxter the Robot: Attend EPIC’s 20th Party
Baxter will be attending EPIC’s 20th Celebration on August 28th, where you can come meet him. Baxter is expert at handling low volume, high mix production jobs, and an affordable alternative to outsourced labor and fixed automation. HTE Technologies will be showcasing Baxter at EPIC’s 20th Celebration on August 28th. The party runs from 11a – 9p and includes local foods for lunch and dinner, live bands and much more. RSVP today.