Innovation in manufacturing has been happening since the first industrial revolution. Since then, we’ve watched many advances transform how facilities operate. From automation, to lean manufacturing and now Internet-connected machines (IIoT) – there’s still so much progress ahead.
Batteries are a leading source of energy today powering tools, vehicles, electronics and even our homes. As the market demand increases for battery solutions, manufacturers must adapt to increase production while improving quality.
Conveyors play a key role in the battery manufacturing industry as they offer the solutions necessary to carry and guide batteries for the lifecycle of their manufacturing process.
Here’s a closer look at some of the ways conveyor manufacturers are providing benefit to the battery industry so it can successfully meet market demands.
In a world that thrives on commerce, it’s more important than ever for retailers and packaging companies to work together to deliver the best possible products in a speedy and economical manner. While these elements are key to surviving the highly competitive space, businesses can’t maximize efficiencies and improve output without the right equipment in place.
In 1993 Kevin Doughney had years of experience working as a machinist for Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies, and was looking to make a change to a smaller company. In the late fall of that year he met with a man named Andreas Tietje, who started the North American division of Maschinenbau Kitz just five years earlier, mk Automation Engineering. On December 5, 1993 Kevin became the fifth employee at mk. The rest they say is history. I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Kevin about the changes he has seen not only in mk, but within the industry as a whole.