Dover Precision Components Announces Activation of Robotic Tuggers to Improve Advance Lean Manufacturing

Dover Precision Components | October 01, 2020

Dover Precision Components, part of Dover, today announced the activation of robotic tuggers to improve product flow and advance Lean manufacturing at its Inpro/Seal manufacturing facility in Rock Island, Ill. The robotic tuggers mark a strategic expansion of the use of manufacturing automation by Dover Precision Components.

The robotic tuggers will be used to move raw materials, in-progress parts and completed products around the Inpro/Seal facility, mitigating potential safety risks inherent with manual material handling. The system will also help regulate production cell pacing to reduce work-in-progress (WIP) and achieve lead-time reductions.

The adoption of the autonomous tuggers is part of a long-term manufacturing strategy at Dover Precision Components that aims to further improve safety, ensure quality, optimize productivity and quickly scale manufacturing volume in response to customer demand. From a safety perspective, the adoption of the tuggers will remove heavy lifting, pushing and tugging necessitated by human operation. From a Lean manufacturing perspective, the robotic tuggers will eliminate waste associated with moving materials and parts, improve workflow and optimize lead-time.

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