In the case of innovation cycles of less than a year, you often have less than six months to set up a new production line. Things have to move quickly. Your margin in small parts assembly and electronics production is ensured through modularization and standardization: with flexible, cost-effective automation solutions. This is exactly what Festo’s products and solutions do for you.
Family-owned British company Harwin Plc specializes in high-performance plug connectors. The demands in this market are increasing just as quickly as miniaturization is advancing. In the meantime, products have achieved pin spacing of just 1.25 mm, yet have to withstand innumerable plugging operations, in some cases under extreme conditions. Harwin produces them in greatly differing variants.
The new Gecko production line needs to be correspondingly flexible, with 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 math is simple: money saved in R&D, engineering and software programming shows up later in the plus column. Furthermore, your purchasing department profits from economies of scale. And you can offer your solutions more quickly and flexibly. Torsten Schulz, head Global Key Account Management for the electronics and assembly sector, demonstrates where the greatest potential savings can be found on the basis of a sample calculation:
Significant factors in determining your success are your expenses for design engineering and the products used: If you concentrate your efforts on standardized products and solutions, you can boost your profit directly by 20% to 30%. This has also been demonstrated by a study of the machinery industry in Germany by the VDMA.
Whether transport, motion, joining or testing is involved – whenever you have to rapidly present a solid solution, your assembly systems specialists can count on Festo as a supplier and service provider. Share this now.