Lauren Manufacturing Installs Automated System to Error-Proof Extruded Products Manufacturing
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – February 26, 2015 In the continuous push for improved product quality and more efficient production processes, Lauren Manufacturing has deployed a newly-developed system that automates extruded product inspection equipment setup, reducing the opportunity for human error. This new product ID system further ensures that customers receive only precisely on-spec product with every order.
The plant network delivers a daily production schedule to each operator’s computer workstation. That schedule includes all the information the operator requires to setup and run each job during their shift. The new ID system eliminates the need for operators to manually transfer product parameters from their workstation to the vision inspection and length measurement systems.
Instead, the operator simply scans the unique product ID barcode from their computer display. The barcode accesses the plant-wide database to extract the appropriate machine setup parameters for the current product. This data is instantly and accurately passed to the in-line inspection and measuring systems, which are automatically calibrated for the product.
The Lauren-created ID system was initially developed for, and installed on, the inspection section of an extruded product line. However, the same technology can be readily applied to many other production and inspection areas. The system is an important stride toward achieving higher levels of production line automation, resulting in constantly improved quality in the products delivered to our customers.
Lauren is focused on continuous improvement efforts that result in new capabilities for process advancement and sustained quality. Developments such as the new ID system are the result of innovative vision, as Lauren challenges itself to develop high-performance process capabilities. Lauren will work to remain at the forefront of technological trends, ensuring customers receive the best possible services from concept to completion. Call an engineer today: 800.683.0676 and visit http://www.lauren.com/Capabilities to see our full range of capabilities.
About Lauren Manufacturing: Lauren Manufacturing, a Lauren International company, specializes in solving simple to highly complex engineering and manufacturing problems for customers around the globe in need of outstanding sealing solutions. From providing state-of-the-art polymer products, to providing design engineering and manufacturing, business and IT support, logistics and more, Lauren has evolved from the gasket supplier of early years to a sophisticated, strategic business supply-partner. Lauren Manufacturing… Problem Solvers. Solution Providers.