Additional equipment has been purchased for the sewing room that doubles the sewing capacity of the new Revolution style.
A new beam and hoist is being quoted to handle the winch cases at the assembly line. This will replace one that had to be taken out of service.
The area in North Fabrication has been filled with Aluminum extrusions and has allowed them to keep the truck bay clear in the Drill room
A new fork lift is being purchased to replace the one being leased in Loading
Unfortunately, the new press brakes for Fabrication have been delayed by another month. Currently they are projected to be installed by late January
In Fabrication the shotblast has been removed and the pit has been filled. Aluminum is being transferred from the congested areas in the drill room and will free up the second truck bay.
The remainder of the outside lighting is being replaced. The lights are brighter and use less energy.
Delivery of the new press brakes for fabrication has been delayed and we are hopeful they will arrive mid-December.
The assembly cell for the new smaller open top lift tubes has been moved into the area with the rest of the sizes in ShoreStation.
The powered lifting tables have been installed on the newest cold saw. These allow the operator to position each row of aluminum material at the best ergonomic position to easily transfer over to the saw roller table. This not only will improve safety but will reduce the need for a 2nd operator and is overall faster.
The shotblast machine is scheduled to be removed in early October and the pit filled. The space created will be used to relieve congestion from aluminum storage.
A newer wire EDM (electrical discharge machine) has been installed in Tool and Die. It is a 2017 model that replaces a model from the late 1970's that originally used paper tape strips to program the machine. This machine is used to create new hardened die blocks to build and repair our stamping dies. It also is used for prototyping and other various projects.
Work has been completed on the east entrance to repair and paint the "battlements" or the castle features at the top.
The south plant has received a new plastic grinder to replace an old unit. This machine grinds the runners along with scrap parts and turns it into small bits that can be reused again to make new parts.
Parts to repair and upgrade the coil feeder on the 330 ton press are due to arrive early this month. After this project is complete the 550 ton repair will be scheduled to bring it back into specification
What is SITE?
We are the resource team that provides and continuously improves the tools, processes and equipment to allow process operators to do the work efficiently that adds value that our product we offer. Additionally we assist in providing a safe and healthy work environment.
Who is SITE?
Ron Skarin, Susan Henkleman, John Lichter, Alan Hanson, Brock Nelson, Tammy Hoffman, Rachel Gander, Bob Withee and Stuart Uken
Both sheet lasers and automation, that includes 4 additional material shelves are operational and producing parts. There are a few bugs yet to be worked out along with the remaining items of the project to wrap up.
The shotblast machine has been sold and we are working on a removal date. Once removed and the pit is filled, we will use the area for aluminum storage to ease congestion in the drill room and cold storage.
8/5/22 - Installation of the new automation and refurbishing of the old sheetlaser is commencing in the back of fabrication. The new nitrogen tank has been installed and is operational. All active routings have been removed from the shotblast machine and a plan for removal of the machine is in place. New press brakes are tentatively scheduled to install by November Powered lifting tables are being added to the new cold saw to allow a single operator to move material onto the roller table at safe working heights.
7/2/22 - Brock Neslon has moved over to Tool and Die. He has joined John Lichter after working the last year and a half in welding and Jig and Fixture. We welcome Susan Henkelman to the SITE team! After many years on the accessory team, she has moved over to Jig and Fixture and will be supporting welding along with Ron Skarin.
In equipment news we are tentatively scheduled for:
- A newer EDM machine in T&D late May/early June
- New Nitrogen tank for the lasers.
- Re-installing the original Sheet Laser in July
- Installing 2 new press brakes in late October/early November