An eastern Michigan manufacturer of automotive sealing components and reinforcements was interested in finding a more accurate method to manufacture their products. Their process was entirely manual. Batching, weighing, and measuring was all being done completely by hand which amounted to waste due to human error, poor housekeeping, and high labor costs. The company approached APEC about designing an automated system, having done business together previously.
APEC designed a fully automated system complete with controls. The automated system and controls included batching station, mixing station, and three transfer stations. This allowed the company to reassign their personnel to other areas because the system does not require human intervention.
The automated system solved the issues of housekeeping, waste due to human error, and reduced labor for the company.