Innovation cycles of less than one year are now the norm throughout the industry, often leaving you less than six months to set up a new production line. This means you have to move quickly. Nowadays, you can protect your margins in small parts assembly and electronics production primarily through modularisation and standardisation using flexible, economical automation solutions. That is exactly what we can do for you.
Family-owned British company Harwin Plc specialises in high-performance plug connectors. The demands in this market are increasing just as quickly as miniaturisation is advancing. In the meantime, products have achieved pin spacing of just 1.25 mm but also have to withstand countless plugging operations, in some cases under extreme conditions. Harwin produces them in a great many variants.
The new production line for the Gecko series therefore needed to be flexible and offer the highest levels of reliability, precision, repetition accuracy and cost efficiency. The solution was a modular, scalable automation concept from Festo. The advantages include faster production lines, simplified commissioning and easy maintenance.
The maths are simple: money saved during development, engineering and software programming will be reflected positively on your balance sheet. Furthermore, your purchasing department benefits from economies of scale. And you can offer your solutions more quickly and flexibly. Torsten Schulz, Head of Global Key Account Management, Electronics and Assembly industry segment, uses a sample calculation to show where the biggest potential savings can be made.
Your success depends largely on the time and effort spent on design engineering and on the products you use. When you focus on standardised products and solutions, you can immediately boost your profit by 20% to 30%. This has also been demonstrated by a study of the industry in Germany by the VDMA.
When you quickly need to come up with a sound solution, whether for transporting, moving, joining or testing, your assembly technology specialists can count on Festo as a supplier and service provider. Why not share this link with them?