Product standardisation embraces Lean methodology and addresses all Eight Wastes

Product standardisation embraces Lean methodology and addresses all Eight Wastes Product standardisation can lead to business improvements using Lean methodology. Products are simplified using product standardisation into re-usable fully defined modular components. A large number of product configurations can be assembled from the relatively small library of the reusable sub-assemblies….

24 Common design problem solutions using Product Standardisation

24 Common design problem solutions using Product Standardisation Design problem(s) can affect the profitability and efficiency of the business. This article looks at 24 design related problems which can be improved using product standardisation principles.   The Business of Product Standardisation Product standardisation is often a misunderstood term and many…

Proactive Engineering

Why does proactive engineering require product standardisation? If you are responsible for a product manufacturing company, then it is essential that your engineering team take a proactive approach to product design and standardisation. Proactive Engineering allows engineers to plan ahead and not be driven by production deadlines. A reactive engineering…

Product Configuration Scalability

TheProduct configuration scalability This article explores product configuration scalability. Product configurators provide the ability to select from millions of permutations with complete accuracy. They follow pre-determined rules imposed by the company. Frequently they drive the configuration of a 3D model. However, they are also capable of providing commercial information such…

FIBC Discharger

FIBC Discharger Developed a configurable range of FIBC discharger for handling both multi-trip and single trip bags. Finite element analysis has been used to validate the strength of the discharger.  The discharger can accept a 2-tonne load safely. Thousands of configurations are selectable using a software interface. While providing real-time…

Vita Nova

Vita Nova is the name given to the development of a computerised system which automates the design and quoting of a product from enquiry to issue of manufacturing drawings. The system has the capability of saving the company thousands of engineering hours and the ability to shorten lean times on…

Screw Injector

We have now completed the design of a new screw injector for Clyde Bergemann Materials Handling based in Doncaster. The screw injector will be used as part of a Power Station coal to biomass conversion project. The injector has been designed to withstand internal pressures of 22 bar, operate with…

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