As usual at this time of year in Western NY, the winds are blowing, temperatures are below freezing, and lake effect snow is in the forecast. Nevertheless, our manufacturing team is busy with new orders for our SR Scales.
Like other companies, as the old year was winding down and the New Year was approaching, we took the time to evaluate what additional tools would be most appropriate to add to our manufacturing systems line up.
As an ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility, we own and operate over a half-a-dozen CNC milling machines as well as a number of other production equipment. These tools enable us to take raw products, such as steel and other materials, then cut, drill, and assemble precision-made load cells with our electronic assemblies, displays, and scale platforms.
After discussions with our production managers and team members, we selected on a number of new devices to add to our production floor. The first is a Hydmech VW-18, precision miter saw. If you’ve been following our news releases this past year, you’ll note that we rolled out a new wall-mount scale, the SR7010i (see the press release here). This scale, along with its smaller version, the SR7000i (watch the video here), require precision-made frames to support the high-performance weighing platforms. Our new miter saw enables us to keep the frame production in-house along with better monitoring of cut tolerances for our wall mount scales and other product designs.
We then added a new vacuum lift system in our shipping department. This two-piece integrated lift system (Gorbell / Vaculux) enables our shipping department to more efficiently (and easily) move our scales in their shipping containers to final loading placement as we schedule their delivery to medical facilities across the country.
So as 2016 begins in earnest, we look forward to working with our customers and learning more about their requirements for weighing solutions and products. And admittedly, we also look forward to a warm spring and even warmer summer! Let us know if we can help your facility with a new scale this year – we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.