Increasing Manufacturing Efficiency
In our Henkel Dublin Manufacturing site in Ireland, we produce, amongst other technologies, adhesives for threadlocking applications. In one of our production lines, we manufacture these adhesives in 50 ml (small packaging size) and 250 ml (larger packaging size)
The change over between the two products, required 2.5 hours to change six (6) different stations to meet the different packaging sizes: (puck holding the bottle, sensor height, filler setting, capper tooling, torque setting and robot configuration)
Designed a tool (puck adapter) that enabled to reduce process changes, by adjusting the smaller packaging size to the larger packaging height and hence influence the line settings. The adapter was printed with LOCTITE 3D 3172 High Impact required to withstand mechanical stress.
- Reduced cost/ year
- Improved line efficiency
- 90% change over time reduction
- Increased line efficiency and flexibility