Keynote Presentations

Flexibility in grinding bearings: Newest innovation in Process, Machine, Layout

By Fives & Partners

 

Abstract

The increasing demand for bearing customization is often accompanied by a reduction of batch dimensions and an increasing number of changeovers. 

When traditional manufacturing lines are utilized each of the above results in cost increases driven by an increase in Work in Progress (WIP) and decrease of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), jeopardizing the entire business case.

Fives presents its innovative grinding solution to face scenarios characterized by multiple part numbers and uncertain manufacturing forecasts through a high flexibility process. 

The offered solution is based upon multiple patents owned by Fives as well as synergies among different working groups to provide a holistic approach that includes Processes, Machines and Layouts.