Innovative approach to check raw block height wins Kaizen of the Month
from the EMC’s Machining Hall has won Kaizen of the month for their new
system to check raw block height.
The team made up of Ray Taylor, John Reilly, Adam
Greenfield, Oliver Mahtani, Greg Wallace and Thomas Roberts identified an issue
at the block load to line. They witnessed some blocks with excess packaging
inserts being loaded, resulting in downtime on the line and frustration when
the auto-loader tries to feed the over height parts. The solution, a new height
In a little under four weeks,
the team conceived and installed the new system, which now ensures over height
packaging is identified quickly and can be removed before causing downtime. The
team have used technical kit to detect errors at an early stage in the process,
resulting in a fantastic outcome for this Kaizen.