Customization is in high demand today more than ever before. This is true in every industry from Aeronautics and Aerospace to Waste Management. Customers are increasingly opting for products and services customized to their specific needs for a number of reasons such as financial, environmental, marketing, and to help support their mission and bottom line. This is particularly true in manufacturing, where material handling & tooling equipment has to suit the task seamlessly in order to ensure maximum production rates, greater worker safety, and enhanced customer service.
The case study below shows how choosing a custom design helped increase worker safety, reduce labor, and broaden capabilities for a thriving aeronautics company.
The company needed an assembly tooling fixture that would integrate three steps into one:
- Remove a tire from the rim
- Mount the new tire
- Seal the bead
The engineers at Valley Box designed and built an assembly tooling fixture to "waist-level" for safety ergonomics. Easy-to-adjust plates were added to allow for tire diameter flexibility on the fly. Valley Box engineers suggested guarding by proximity by adding durable safety rails to prevent operators from standing too close to the fixture during operation. The final custom design underwent rigorous testing before being approved by the aeronautics company. Once in service, the assembly tooling fixture helped the company streamline its process. This resulted in:
- Broadened capabilities
- 30% reduction in labor
- Waist-level ergonomics
- Decreased safety accidents
Learn more about Valley Box’s material handling & tooling equipment. Download the full material handling & tooling case study here. And yes—it’s free!
Custom fixtures can provide similar benefits and more to just about any business. Other benefits of custom material handling & tooling equipment include:
Custom Assembly Tooling Fixture Cost Savings
Now that you know custom assembly tooling fixtures can help minimize or eliminate waste in the areas of space and labor, it’s time to take a look at how customization can help to reduce costs.
Remember, because custom assembly tooling fixtures and other material handling & tooling equipment perform according to your exact specifications, this creates a safer and more efficient work environment by reducing accidents. Your company saves money by:
- Preventing the loss of manpower due to unnecessary accidents
- Avoiding the costs associated with the replacement and repair of damaged products, machinery, and materials
- Minimizing workers’ compensation claims
When operations and workers are constantly performing at their peak, production is fast, efficient, and profitable.