UL | October 12, 2021
UL, the global safety science leader, announced today that Schneider Electric is the first company to utilize UL's new Extended Manufacturing Assembly Process (EMAP). EMAP brings the final assembly of products closer to the point of installation and promotes faster speed to market by enabling UL authorized assemblers to apply the UL certification mark to a compliant product at a location outside the walls of the original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs) factories. Additionally, EMAP is assisting in moving towards digitizing the issuance process of the UL Mark, which also allows for digital traceability of the UL Mark on certified product. This digitization process will help streamline the surveillance aspect of the final assembly process and help facilitate a more flexible supply chain solution that permits more efficient installations.
EMAP helped significantly reduce the time from order to delivery for Schneider Electric's FlexSeT switchboards. FlexSeT is a new generation of low-voltage switchboards that gives users the digital power to dramatically accelerate time to market and reduce lead time for manufactures and their customers.
Amid today's demands and constantly changing landscape, Schneider Electric is embracing the changes with all of our partners so that together we can meet our clients' needs,We could not find a better collaborator than UL to meet this challenge, and we are thrilled to be its first customer for EMAP. This will allow us to continue providing the highest quality products, streamlined services, informing in real time, digitizing solutions and saving time to improve productivity at all phases.
Rohan Kelkar, executive vice president of Schneider Electric's Power Products division
EMAP adheres to the same rigor of UL's assessment, compliance and inspection processes. EMAP-authorized assembly sites must meet the same qualifications as a UL authorized factory through three key steps in the overall process:
Authorization of assembly sites
Issuance process of how UL authorizes and applies the UL Mark for product safety
Surveillance by which ongoing inspections occur
William Colavecchio, director of Strategy and Portfolio Innovation for UL's Engineered Materials group, added, "In recent years, the typical manufacturing process has become a complex mix of supply chain, manufacturing and final assembly processes. OEMs are expanding their distributed manufacturing model, and some stages of the process are performed at external sites beyond the walls of the OEM-owned factories, which is why we worked with Schneider Electric to increase the speed to market for its FlexSeT switchboards through EMAP."
To qualify for UL's EMAP, OEMs will determine which of their assemblers are eligible to complete their final assembly. UL will then conduct an assessment and inspection of the static assembler's sites. This is the same assessment and inspection UL already conducts at OEM factories and will now complete at static assembler's fixed sites.
A UL authorized assembler is a qualified company, such as a distributor, contractor or other OEM partner, that is completing the product's final assembly outside of the UL-authorized OEM factory. UL authorized assemblers are permitted to apply the UL Mark for product safety at the final assembly point in the same manner as a UL-authorized OEM factory.
UL is the global safety science leader. We deliver testing, inspection and certification (TIC), training and advisory services, risk management solutions and essential business insights to help our customers, based in more than 100 countries, achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals. Our deep knowledge of products and intelligence across supply chains makes us the partner of choice for customers with complex challenges.
Hexagon | October 29, 2020
Hexagon AB, a worldwide innovator in sensor, programming, and autonomous solutions, today declared the consenting to of an arrangement to procure D.P. Innovation Corp. ("D.P. Innovation), the main engineer and provider of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) innovation.
The ESPRIT CAM System, it's lead arrangement, is the smart manufacturing answer for any machining application. Supporting any class of CNC machine through a typical interface and work process, it gives elite CNC machine programming, optimization, and recreation for a wide scope of precision manufacturing applications.
Notable for its machine-streamlined, alter-free G-code (toolpath), ESPRIT uses a digital twin simulation stage to display the completed part, tools, and CNC machine. Artificial intelligence-based calculations wipe out manual information enter and furnish machine administrators with more noteworthy confirmation of what will occur on the shop floor. The outcome - rearranged programming, expanded apparatus life and usage, decreased process durations, and improved efficiency.
"D.P. Technology is an innovator with a strong focus on building smarter, data-driven manufacturing solutions. When combined with our production software portfolio, it cements our market-leading position in CAM, particularly around CNC manufacturing processes, and accelerates the development of our Smart Manufacturing portfolio," says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. "Additionally, the D.P. Technology team has built excellent working relationships with leading machine tool providers and other manufacturing technology experts, which will prove invaluable in our open and interoperable manufacturing ecosystem approach."
Established in 1982 and settled in Camarillo, California, D.P. Innovation utilizes around 260 individuals in 27 areas around the world. The organization is additionally spoken to by an organization of 130 resellers across 44 nations, giving ESPRIT a worldwide impression and introduce base. D.P. Innovation will work as a component of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division. The completion of the transaction (shutting) is dependent upon administrative endorsements. 2019 deals added up to 35 MEUR.
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous technologies committed to a simple, yet powerful purpose: Putting data to work to empower an autonomous future. The idea of putting data to work is part of Hexagon’s DNA. Our legacy has always been linked to data, which our core capabilities demonstrate.
Generational Equity | July 23, 2020
Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, R.G. Custom Manufacturing Inc., to a private investment company focused on making manufacturing industry acquisitions. The acquisition closed April 16, 2020 and details were not disclosed.
R.G. Custom Manufacturing, located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada was founded in 1990 and specializes in custom precision machining; taking on more complicated work that generates higher margins and less competition. The company is ISO certified and one of the strengths of the business is the apprenticeship training the owner provides and which helps retain good expertise and stable employees.
Generational Equity Executive Managing Director M&A East, David Fergusson and his team, led by Senior Managing Director of M&A, Mike Hammer with support from VP Corey Painter, successfully closed the deal. Senior Managing Director, David Robinson established the initial relationship with R.G Custom Manufacturing.