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Lights Out Manufacturing
This month highlights one of the many modernizations and philosophy used at Protomatic to improve the manufacturing process.
Lean program must start from the top and be supported from the employee foundation to be successful. Employees support an idea only if they can directly see the benefit. The first step was to educate managment in the expectation and overview of the process.
This process is an alternate to the conventional “Flood Coolant” process, which uses an oil and water mixture that is recirculated in the milling or turning center. In many applications, this process works very well due to the cooling and lubricating properties of the water and oil.
This month Protomatic wanted to highlight one of the programs that we were working on this Winter. We re-wrote our Quality Management System (QMS) to address the new changes made with the new ISO 9001:2008 standard.
This year has a great start! Lots of new snow, a new year, and many new product ideas. Protomatic has been listening to the needs of our customers and realized that there are many applications for rubber and plastic components.
Dry Film Lubricant Coatings start out as a high performance paint-like material consisting of fine particles of lubricating pigment such as Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2), PTFE and Graphite along with solvent, a binder, and other additives to add corrosion protection.
These problems won’t be the case when you choose Protomatic. Our expertise in design-to-build, custom short-run production along with a ISO-9001 certified Quality Management System. Assures that you are getting consistent high quality parts and assemblies.