Case Study: Interconnect

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Process: Stamping

Modular Dies Help Improve the Connection

Challenge

We were asked to increase the production output and market share on a variety of high volume ring, spade, and fork terminals for a prominent customer.

Solution

Leveraging Oberg's internal die design and stamping expertise, we built a single precision modular die to produce the entire family of high volume terminals. The two-out die was capable of running at over 1,200 strokes per minute producing 2,400 parts over that same time. The tooling change-over from part to part was also reduced to under 10 minutes.

Result

The increased production speeds provided for a 500% increase in production volume without any incremental increase in labor or press time. As a result, the required inventory levels to meet customer demand were decreased which helped to increase cash flow and profits and improve customer satisfaction.