You buy a robot and your foundry sinks
If you have a die casting foundry and you think a robot in front of the press is enough, you’re killing your business.
Yes, you understood it in the right way.
You think to automate, but you sink your earning.
A robot is not enough
Too often I see foundries where just one robot takes pieces from the press giving them to the operator.
Maybe, in your opinion everything looks perfect.
The operator checks the pieces, the spurs and maybe he shears them off.
GUARANTEE OF SUPER QUALITY!!!!
But, THERE IS A BIG PROBLEM!
You are killing your profits. I imagine your gain such as a poor man dying and dipping into the grave.
Because you could do so much more! Indeed, all others do so much more!
And you stay at the pole, watching. Stay there and lose money.
Mountains of money every day. The more presses you have the more money you lose.
You lose money because you have an operator who costs for every press, causing production cadence, stopping the press when he wants and needs!
So, what do you have to do?
You have to think about a different process.
You have to do it in a new way.
You have to think it better.
A ROBOT IS NOT ENOUGH!
A modern die casting unit must produce parts without the need of an operator.
It has to be completely automated.
The operator should check occasionally the production and at most put the pieces onto the pallet.
The cycle time must depend only by casting parameters, not according to operator’s timing to produce the pieces.
THE FUTURE (AND THE PRESENT) IS THE INTEGRATED PROCESS!
No longer do as it once was, you cannot think only cast pieces.
So often I heard: “the important thing is to manage the pieces, then we will see the rest.”
Today I tell you: “IT IS ASSUMED THAT YOU’RE ABEL TO MANAGE THE PIECES, BUT THE REST IS THAT GIVES YOU THE GAIN!
The die casting unit you should have, has to:
- Extract the piece from the press
- Check integrity
- Share off the scraps
- Cut the casting
- Deburr it definitely
- Do the finishing
If you can do this, you start earning money:
- You reduce the lead time
- You reduce the handcraft costs
- You reduce logistics
- You reduce human mistakes
This means you have a gold mine in front of you press and you do not know you own it.
Isn’t it the right time to discover it?
How can you do it in detail?
It is not as simple as saying it…. But for this you do not have to give up.
First you have to analyse your process and “make things right”.
There is no universal recipe.
There is an analysis guideline and there is a solution.
At the end of the analysis, put ideas together and the solutions are simple (and at times obvious)
I am pleased to help you to analyse your process and find the solution together with YOU.
Do not waste time, your competitor is already doing it…. And soon it will be too late.