An additional benefit was a nearly 100% increase in part production. According to the customer, previous assembly times were decreased by 4 seconds.
Some issues facing the Manufacturer were manual placement of screws in the assembly process by the operators. Mishandled screws would lead to lost fasteners on the production floor or into the appliance product.
For 2013, Design Tool Inc. is predicting an 8 to 10 percentage increase in Factory Automation spending in the manufacturer sector.
Small Screw Questions Answered by Design Tool, Inc.
Screw sizes used in toys are becoming smaller today, as joint analysis and cost drive the manufacturer toward using the smallest fastener that will achieve the desired joint integrity.