Cox 장비의 효율성을 향상
"높은 품질과 낮은 비용은 MultiCam을 선택하는 큰 요인이었습니다. 라우터는 원형 펀치에 비해 큰 개선 방안입니다. 디버깅과 연마를 하는 소모적 시간을 제거할 수 있었습니다." — Ted Nelson
How are 32 Cox Machine sheet-metal fabrication employees producing as many aerospace parts as its former team of 62? 기계 설비 공장의 효율성이 떨어지는 원형 펀치를 4대의 강력한 MultiCam® 3000 시리즈 CNC 라우터로 교체하였습니다. 이 스마트한 설비의 스위치로 다른 기능을 수행하기 위한 8~10명의 운용자를 자유스럽게 만들었습니다.
추가된 라우터는, they can cut longer parts including aircraft doublers and lengthy skins. 지금 Cox 장비의 가격은 좀 더 경쟁력이 있어 추가적인 비즈니스를 가져올 수 있었습니다. The fabrication team cuts precision flat-pattern 2000, 6000 and 7000 Series aluminum sheet-metal parts for Cessna, Gulfstream and Spirit.
Previous Cessna Aircraft Company and Kansas Tool machinist Ernest "Bud" Cox founded Cox Machine in 1954. An 80,000-square-foot building in Wichita, Kan., houses its machining facility. Formerly Attica Engineering, the 24,000-square-foot fabrication plant in nearby Harper has produced quality sheet-metal products since the 1940s.
Production Manager Ted Nelson said, "High quality and low cost were big factors in choosing MultiCam. The routers are a huge improvement over turret punches. They eliminate time-consuming deburring and sanding. We like the low operating cost with few consumables."
Cox Machine bought its four routers from Kansas-Oklahoma Machine Tools in Wichita, the regional MultiCam Technology Center.
"KOMT has been great," Ted said. "We trained at their facility. They answered every question and taught us things we didn't know routers could do. Not much goes wrong, but they usually help us fix it over the phone. Or techs come out quickly. And they overnight parts to minimize downtime."
Cox Machine runs four MultiCam routers 70 hours a week each over three shifts. They shut down from just 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. With a high overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) rating, maintenance is predictable. The first Center of Excellence for Cessna, Cox makes every copper busbar with minimal deburr.
"MultiCam was attractive to us because of the small footprint and easy installation," Ted said. "The great thing about our routers is they're some of the least downtime machines. Ease of use is another key selling point. We cross-train employees quickly so someone can always fill in without breaking our busy workflow."
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