SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • True Partnership: Developing A Work Cell Specific Ergonomic Solution

True Partnership: Developing A Work Cell Specific Ergonomic Solution

Jun 11, 2012

Whelen Engineering is the only US early warning equipment manufacturer to produce its products entirely in the US. They have been developing innovative safety warning systems since 1952 and have grown to be a recognized leader in their industry.

For the past 10 years, Whelen’s chosen partner for their cable processing needs has been Schleuniger due to their vast selection of high quality equipment, great number of services and commitment to customer support. They house a number of Schleuniger cut & strip machines, prefeeders, coilers, end stripping and coaxial stripping equipment.

Recently Whelen had an ergonomic and processing issue with a particular work cell involving a cut, strip and coil line. The work cell set up required an operator to reach over the coiling pans to remove the cables, proving to be ergonomically incorrect. Whelen discussed lowering the bowls, redirecting the wire and moving the controls for opposite side access, but this would require the bowls to rotate differently and would involve extensive mechanical modifications. After careful review, Schleuniger engineers designed the mechanical modifications, reconfigured the electronic motor controls and developed a customized solution to fit their needs. When Schleuniger returned with the prototype, Whelen was very happy to see that it allowed employees to operate and approach the coiler in a significantly more ergonomic fashion.

This type of personal service is rare in today’s industrial sector. Whelen believes that choosing vendors with quality equipment and a firm commitment for support is essential in keeping their business a competitive leader.

Jun 22, 2017 -

Schleuniger, Inc. Receives 2017 Best of Manchester Award

Feb 08, 2017 -

Schleuniger Acquires Leading Software Supplier

Dec 05, 2016 -

Schleuniger wins the 2016 tekom docu award

Jul 18, 2016 -

Schleuniger Wins the ASCO Award 2016 for Best Business Transformation

Jun 01, 2016 -

Schleuniger Provides Quality that Lasts Under Daily Use

Feb 01, 2016 -

Flexible Tubing is No Match for Schleuniger’s EcoCut 3200

Nov 16, 2015 -

Schleuniger wins the 2015 Innovation Award

Jun 16, 2015 -

Schleuniger Gets ICON Health & Fitness’ Wire Processing into Shape!

Feb 23, 2015 -

Schleuniger, Inc. Announces IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification of All Service and Direct Sales Employees

Aug 04, 2014 -

Schleunige to Host Oktoberfest Celebration and Open House on September 19

5 more news from Schleuniger, Inc. »

Aug 16, 2017 -

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 -

Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER – Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI

Aug 16, 2017 -

COT Increases Manufacturing Capability with New DMG Horizontal Milling Centers

Aug 16, 2017 -

High-Performance 3D AOI from Viscom at SMTAI

Aug 16, 2017 -

Innovative Bench-top Soldering Equipment from Metcal at SMTAI

Aug 16, 2017 -

ADLINK Introduces MVP-6010/6020 Series of Expandable Fanless Embedded Computers with Four Expansion Slots

Aug 16, 2017 -

SMTA Capital Expo to Feature Essemtec Fox Pick and Place System

Aug 16, 2017 -

All-in-One Low-cost, Scalable Functional test, In-System Programming, Boundary Scan / JTAG, In-Circuit Test System from Acculogic Visit Booth #133 at SMTA International

Aug 16, 2017 -

PDR’s New IR Thermal Test System Thermally Cycles Key Critical Components to Detect Defects

Aug 16, 2017 -

Automated X-ray Inspection with Component Counting from Scienscope at SMTAI

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

True Partnership: Developing A Work Cell Specific Ergonomic Solution news release has been viewed 812 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • True Partnership: Developing A Work Cell Specific Ergonomic Solution
 Reflow System

Facility Closure