Metal & fabrication covers anything from creating stock materials, through metal parts for fabrication, to complex niche processes producing high integrity components. Common to these is the use of high value capital equipment which needs to be utilised efficiently to ensure best return on investment.
Investing a fraction of the cost of this equipment on a PlantRun system gives you accurate utilization information that can be accessed in real time to enable you to
Maximize visibility of operation
Minimize down time
Improve response to stoppages
PlantRun is already proven in use on water jet and laser cutters, punch presses and press brakes, drawing, grinding and polishing machines, forging machines, galvanizing and paint lines. Whatever the type, make or age of equipment or process PlantRun can monitor it.
Presspart Manufacturing was founded in 1970 in Blackburn, UK to manufacture deep-drawn components for industrial applications. It is now part of the H&T Group that supplies World Class Precision Formed Components primarily for pharmaceutical use such as drug delivery devices, dispensers and inhalers.
In 2017 the company invested in a PlantRun OEE system to monitor six presses and a wash plant.
Ross & Catherall Ltd, part of Doncasters group of companies, is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of vacuum and air melted ferrous, nickel and cobalt base alloy and superalloy barstock. The company’s superalloys are used in performance critical applications for aero engines and gas turbines (blades, nozzle guide vanes etc.) as well as turbocharger parts, medical implants, and other components requiring high metallurgical integrity.
The Stannah name has become synonymous with stair lifts although its origins are in hoist, crane and lift manufacture. Founded in 1867 the company now supplies its products Worldwide from its base in Andover, UK. The company has been heavily committed to continuous improvement since 1999.
In order to profit in highly competitive global markets modern manufacturing requires heavy investment in the latest equipment and it is important to ensure that expensive machinery is operating to maximum capacity.