At nearly 22,500 square feet, our new facility nearly doubles the amount of space we have at our disposal. We’ve put that extra real estate to good use, expanding and improving a variety of manufacturing operations. These include:
- Enhanced Lean Production. The size of our new factory floor allowed us to establish in line flow, keeping with lean manufacturing principals. These assembly lines will speed up our production significantly. We’ve also made capital investments that further reduce the time it takes us to produce customized linear guides. To take one example, we’ve commissioned a new annealing machine that reduces typical cycle times from 20 to 2 seconds. Adding up all the lean manufacturing improvements, we anticipate that we will be able to double our production flow without further expense.
- More Room For Quality. The new facility features a large, climate controlled space to house our quality control systems. In particular, the additional space allows us to improve the throughput of our coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to monitor part quality and vendor performance.
- Room For New Products. Most importantly, our new facility gives us space to assemble and inventory a new line of actuators that we’ll be introducing to the U.S. market later this year. Offered in ball-screw and belt styles, the new actuators will offer a cost-to-performance ratio that will make them unique in the U.S. market. Stay tuned for more information.
Our new facility is located at 101 Bilby Road, Hackettstown, NJ. Stop by for a visit if you’re in the neighborhood.