Automation with a Purpose

Sustainability demands change, as this shop has done for almost 80 years. The current agent for change is automation. This article tells the story of how this company decided what it needed and then found suppliers to help make it happen.

 

Bill Marcell, COO and president of Standby Screw Machine Products

Bill Marcell, COO and president of Standby Screw Machine Products, solved a long-time nagging production problem with the installation of this cell in his traditional screw machine shop.      

If there is a buzz word in metalworking manufacturing today, it has got to be automation. The shop that we profiled in an article titled “Moving Automation In is a stable veteran manufacturer that doesn’t necessarily follow the “buzz” for its own sake.

Standby Screw Machine Products has roots extending to before World War II and as a traditional screw machine shop, has seen a lot of “buzz” come and go. This shop appreciates automation, but not for its own sake. Standby automates to get concrete results.

Sustainability demands change, as this shop has done for almost 80 years. The current agent for change is automation. This article tells the story of how Standby decided what it needed and then found suppliers to help them make it happen.

It was a mutual effort between the vendor and the in-house capabilities of the shop. The results speak for themselves. Read the story here