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Process saving by special tools from Deery Brook SRL – for medium and high mix production

Process saving by special tools from Deery Brook SRL – for medium and high mix production

When a production is set up for many types of products usually the biggest time savings are hiding in the changeover times. In that some clever design toolings can improve dramatically. Deery Brook has the design and production capabilities for CNC-milled metal parts for such tooling manufacturing to reduce lost times.

As an example take routing process. When each product type of multi-boards needs a reconfiguration of the routing machine, that may take 1-2 hours per product change. Also bottom support blocks of a router may just allow slow routing speed because the multi-board is not held down by the bottom support blocks. If there are trays with cover manufactured specifically for the routing process the changeover time can be reduced to 5-10 minutes and routing speed may be increased threefold by the cover’s downforce.

Example calculation without special tooling:

Changeover timeNumber of boardsRouting time per boardTotal time
60 min50 pcs3 min210 min

Example calculation with special tooling:

Changeover timeNumber of boardsRouting time per boardTotal time
10 min50 pcs1 min60 min

Savings: 2,5 hours of labour and machine time: 75 EUR

Price: around 400 EUR (dependent on complexity)

After 5-6 uses cost is recovered and net profit generated!