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Pick and Place Case Study

A Food Manufacturing production line was suffering from lost output, high rework and high waste at its assembly stations. 

  • Each assembly station picked 1 component from a belt, reorientated and placed it in the assembly carousel, picked a second component and placed it accurately on top of the first. Completed product was then fed to a packing line.
  • 6 such stations feeding 2 packing lines were set to run at 120 units per minute. The actual feed rate to each packing line was less than 108 units per minute due to assembly issues.
  • The operators and maintenance team had tried to resolve the problem for 2 years with little success and had resorted to slowing the line down.

Find out how, with our help, an experienced operator and an experienced technician used our PCS tool to speed up the Pick and Place lines to exceed their 120 units per minute rate – and protect the company’s margins.

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Before Lauras came we were a family run company and things had been done the same way for a hundred years. There was a lot of apprehension but the Lauras team had such a great way with people they won us over. People took to them. Lauras were great for our company and the systems they introduced are still in place.

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