Product Lifecycle Planning
Understanding what might be available to assemble or process your product is often more difficult than might first be imagined. Only by planning your products lifecycle will you appreciate the potential stages that may be required: From manual fixtures, through semi-automated equipment to full automation with minimal intervention.
At Automa8, we help our clients with automation planning and advise on all associated budgets and risks. Our structured approach allows our clients to feel confident that they know what’s needed, when it will be needed, how much it’s likely to cost and what the ramifications will be for their business. We believe that a viable plan adapts over time, taking account of increases in product volumes to ensure maximised productivity with minimised risk for your investment.
Planning at the Design Stage:
We understand that the expert in your product is you. You know what your customer wants, how your product will work and maybe even what it’s made of. But do you have insight into HOW to make the product and assemble it? What makes a good product for assembly and automation?
Design for Assembly [DFA] and Design for Manufacture [DFM] are key tools which can be applied to your products. Ideally, they need to be applied at the beginning of the automation planning process so that changes to suit handling, orientation and assembly can be added without delay. These processes also reduce the likelihood of costly alterations and time consuming breaks in production further down the line.
Early consideration of the implications of assembly for your product will save your business money, stress and time. At Automa8, we have the necessary experience and proven ability to effectively manage all stages of automation planning.
To discuss your automation plans, please contact us