Too often, manufacturers assume that they have to buy a new machine tool to increase capacity and throughput...however, such capital expenditures require sufficient volume to produce attractive economies of scale and can have an extremely long payback period.1. How much time do you currently spend on set ups and changeovers? _________
Lean manufacturing is here to stay, and those shops that figure out how to do more with less will actually prosper, even in a recession. One of the best, most economical ways to “trim the fat” is to reduce the amount of time you spend setting up and changing over your machine fixtures.
2. Are you considering a machine tool purchase in the next year? __________
Purchasing a machine tool should be the last strategy on your list if you’re looking
to increase throughput. Improving your current process by recapturing lost machining time will result in dramatic increases in productivity, which could eliminate your need
to purchase a new machine tool.
3. Are you prepared for the end of this recession? __________
c. I Don't Know
You could be increasing your margins and freeing up capacity, effectively positioning your company to hit the ground running when the recovery comes. And if the recovery is a bit longer in coming? You can make the most of difficult economic conditions and remain competitive by increasing margins and improving productivity.
How Can Ball Lock® Help?
You don’t need a new machine tool, CAM software or a even a new cutting tool to increase your current margins and improve throughput and productivity levels.
All you need is a quick change fixturing system to help you complete set up and changeovers in mere seconds.
All you need is Ball Lock®.
Put It All Together…In Seconds.
Maximize productivity levels and dramatically increase throughput with Ball Lock®
If you’re looking to realize the full benefits of lean manufacturing, then you need the one system that puts it all together, so you can put it all together…and that’s Ball Lock®.
Ball Lock® is the industry’s most popular quick-change, fixturing-flexible mounting system that can be configured to create lean-optimized solutions for your most demanding needs.