As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, so does the higher level of technology and skillsets in demand. At PBC Linear, we are continuing to build upon previous successes in lean manufacturing by implementing new automation technologies and upscaling our workforce. On the technical side of this twofold approach, automated devices and machines are now doing tasks that were considered monotonous, labor-intensive, and posed a higher risk of injury for personnel. On the human side, we have transferred and elevated the skillsets of our workforce to include more focus on the inspection process and the quality of parts. The result for PBC Linear is a factory that is leaner, smarter, safer, and capable of greater output.
This article and the video below are part of a longer series that details how PBC Linear is incorporating technological enhancements into its production systems. The following examines the capabilities of our lead screw straightener, and the benefits to our workforce, business, and most importantly our customers.