“Dover Precision Components is committed to its continuous improvement journey,” says Dave Brown, the company’s Vice President of Operational Excellence. “The strategic implementation of automation in our manufacturing processes is targeted at eliminating the ‘seven types of waste’ and focusing our energies on activities that add value to customers.”
Previous automation upgrades at Dover Precision Components manufacturing facilities have also focused on the elimination of manual material handling. They include the introduction of automatic bar feed at the Inpro/Seal facility and the use of an articulating arm for loading material into CNC machines at the Cook Compression® facility in Jeffersonville, Ind., among others.
Dover Precision Components is committed to the ongoing evaluation of manufacturing technologies for opportunities to improve processes and ensure product quality, and will continue to analyze capital projects for automation opportunities.