The customer Ford Meter Box with headquarters in the State of Indiana is an important manufacturer of hydraulic components and ball valves which contacted Sala Srl to solve a problem: PROBLEM - Manufacture ball valves, but developing a more productive, efficient and flexible plant, compared to machines already used. The challenge was highly ambitious since the characteristics to meet were multiple and rather difficult to integrate in a single machine.
Linea Spindle’s set-up time is at its heart, allowing you to face production with the logic of Lean Manufacturing, producing only what is necessary. An important customer asked us to include this aspect in our contract, with an associated penalty, and so we did. The set-up time is, therefore, 15 minutes. Linea Spindle puts it in writing. Furthermore, while you retool one side of the machine, the other can continue to work, meaning that Linea Spindle never stops.