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Lippert Introduces New Automated Brake Press

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July 28, 2017 by   Leave a Comment

The chassis division of Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) has introduced an automated brake press with a robotic arm that reassigns the formerly manual process of bending cross members to join I-beams. (To view a video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page).

According to a press release, team members supply the machine with stacks of laser or pressed blank I-beams. The robotic arm communicates with the brake press and creates bends in the cross members and then checks them for correct angularity.

LCI’s automated brake press is just one step the business is taking to ensure operations are run efficiently and cost effectively, but the state-of-the-art machinery also serves to train LCI’s team members with the latest in automation technology.

“The automated brake press has opened up many opportunities for our production and for our team members,” said Philip Wiltshire, LCI technical director of the chassis division. “Introducing the technology has not only helped promote safety and efficiency, but it has created learning opportunities for our team members who are now responsible for supervising and operating the new technology.”

LCI’s automated brake press is the first step in the overall automation strategy within the chassis division.

 

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