The keys to Lean Manufacturing
Today, it is essential for any company to optimize production processes. And when it comes to improving production processes, we must talk about “Lean Manufacturing.”
The foundation of Lean Manufacturing is the reduction and elimination of waste, not only in terms of materials but also in processes with workers who contribute to the efficient evolution of the project.
The pillars of Lean Manufacturing trace back to the early 20th century when Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford introduced the first industrial assembly lines using mass production processes.
However, it wasn’t until the 1990s, with the publication of the book “The Machine That Changed the World,” that the term was coined for the first time.
The keys to Lean Manufacturing are:
- Zero defects by detecting problems at the source.
- Waste reduction to a minimum by eliminating anything that does not add value.
- Continuous improvement to reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance quality.
Bringing the concept into modern times, we cannot ignore the influence of Industry 4.0, which aims to transform the production plant into a “smart” facility.
In the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we have reinvented processes and adopted advanced production techniques.
One of these techniques is mechatronic solutions.
But what is mechatronics? Mechatronics is a branch of engineering that combines mechanics, electronics, computer science, and control engineering, resulting in the integration of technologies.
The outcome is precision engineering par excellence.
In the case at hand, we automated the production line to synchronize a coil winding machine and a winding robot, enabling precise helical winding movements.
Automation is essential for achieving the three objectives of Lean Manufacturing, and its application is both versatile and multifunctional.
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