The Client was challenged to create a system that would combine assembly and inspection of existing manufacturing operations into a single semi-automated system. The system must align the product while freeing operator attention to inspection operations during assembly. The goal is to improve product quality, while also reducing manufacturing costs due to scrap and product rework. Safety of the system is critical to the Client’s values requiring comprehensive risk mitigations for the final system.
The Andrews-Cooper team developed a safe, ergonomic and adaptable system design that would integrate with the Clients existing industrial manufacturing equipment for its textiles. Collaborative development reviews and assessments of design alternatives resulted in a very safe and easy to use system. This entirely custom system was built and tested to ensure project requirements were met. The system was integrated into the manufacturing line and is anticipated to improve quality and reduce costs due to reduced scrap and product rework.