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Die/Mold Applications

Kanto Steel Corporation

  1. Issues

    Improving productivity in high-mix low-volume manufacturing

    • Achieving ultra-high-mix, low-volume production, with infinitely variable die/mold materials, sizes, and shapes, even with many one-off jobs.
    • Worked hard to improve productivity, but still not achieved after several years.
  2. Effectiveness

    The search for better programming and setup operations intensified.

    • With the MCR-AF double-column upgrade and MB-56VB vertical machining center, these two machines were linked with Okuma's Connect Plan to visualize their machining status.
    • Operating hours and downtime are indicated by bar graphs and pie charts, and the efforts to search for better programming and setup changes became energized.
    • By automatically accumulating operating rates and operation/alarm histories, the problems we couldn't see before came out of the woodwork.

Customer Information

Kanto Steel Corporation

Head Office
4495 Sakado-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Wholesaler trade of special & stainless steels, manufacture and sales of machined die/molds, manufacture and sale of machined steel products
Okuma Products/Technology

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