“Deburring doesn’t cost us anything!
We have an ultra-cheap external supplier!
We bring the pieces to him and he gives them back perfect! ”
Everything is perfect, but there is a problem!
Have you ever thought about the cost of logistics?
How much money are you wasting?
Many times the cost of logistics is higher than the de-burring costs.
LOGISTICS IS NOT ONLY THE TRANSPORTATION COST.
Logistics is taking the die-cast piece, put it in a basket, stacking the baskets, loading them on a truck, retrieve them once again, restack them, check them again and ship the pieces.
You also have to consider how much you spend for storage space, how much you have to pay your staff for handling and controlling the flow.
REALLY KNOWING HOW MUCH LOGISTICS REALLY COSTS YOU IS A DIFFICULT TASK.
But you have to do your calculations very well. Sure you can do it, it’s quite complex but you can do it.
Every time I saw a customer looking at these calculations, I saw him turn white in the face, DEALTHLY PALE!
Quite often the costs are higher than the cost of deburring, and a great deal more!
If the pieces are light and small, the operations to be done are quite few and cheap (so the logistics costs are never justified), if the pieces are large and heavy, the logistics is expensive.
Once upon a time there was no choice but today yes!
You need to install universal robotized deburring machines.
Machines that allow deburring of pieces to be carried out in a way that is flexible and easy to use.
Many times these machines can be put in the manufacturing line, annulling the costs of logistics.
Other times this is not possible, but in any case the logistics costs are outmatched!
Do not think you are the only one; there are a thousand foundries that waste money in logistics.
On the other hand, until yesterday deburring the pieces was a problem, or better yet, it was a series of problems:
– high equipment cost
– long re-set times
– important investments
– large and bulky machines
– many operations that are not possible to carry out with a robot
– specialized staff required
– high maintenance costs
– variability of the die casting and machines that are unable to compensate
– the machine makes dust and noise
I know all these problems all too well and just because I know them I found a way to solve them.
I have decided to specialize in this type of machine so that all my engineers may focus their attention on these problems and find solutions to them.
I must confess that it was not easy and we think that the road to perfection is still long and winding.
We have been working on this for 15 years and many solutions are mature and well proven.
HOW DO YOU SOLVE ALL OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PROBLEMS?
There are many solutions; I like to say that every single detail of the machine contributes to the result. Even the painting is also important.
Americans say, “A clean machine runs faster!”
I think it’s ABSOLUTELY TRUE!
To solve the problems listed above the machine must have the following:
– an integral seating
– the right sized robot, series and model
– viewing systems for loading the pieces
– a simplified user interface
– adaptive robotic programs
– compensated work units
– multi-tool work units
– soundproofed cabins.
If the machines have these features, the logistics costs are easily outmatched.
In addition, having chosen the pathway of specialization, we have managed to reduce the cost of the machines and to make them more accessible to all.
Autore: Trebi Casting Sofia