Rauland Collaborates With Panasonic Connect North America to Increase Factory Productivity with Automation Solutions
Challenge: Rauland, a subsidiary of AMETEK, is an American manufacturing company based in Mount Prospect, Illinois that produces workflow and life-safety solutions for hospitals and schools worldwide. Constantly growing as an organization, they recently set internal mandates to increase manufacturing capacity by 30%, while initiating a more data-driven approach across their business. To do this, the Rauland factory team of 350 workers had to directly address day-to-day challenges such as labor and inventory shortages, increasing changeover times and unknown scrap rates while working with 4,000 unique parts across four SMT lines. The Rauland team also wanted to improve their overall manufacturing productivity, efficiency and controls.
Solution: To achieve their goals, Rauland looked to Panasonic Connect North America to provide the company with automated manufacturing technology to turn its factory – and its workforce – into a data-driven operation. With Panasonic PanaCIM® Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software, Rauland was able to achieve exactly what it set out to do.