LVS Small Plastic Parts

Telford based complex plastic injection moulding specialist, LVS, implemented Intouch in all its 35 moulding machines of various sizes, ranging from 22 tonne to 800 tonnes clamping pressures. Intouch has enabled LVS to use a variety of shift patterns to ensure the flexibility to turn around fast track orders and allow a large output of components.

‘The real proof of the success of the installation can be seen in the measurable efficiency of our business. Our turnover has remained steady, but in just three months we have been able to drop from 18 to 15 shifts per week.’

Intouch monitoring installed a production monitoring system at injection moulding company LVS Small Plastic Parts. LVS Managing Director Simon Anderson commented, “More than anything else, the Intouch system has given us full visibility, both in terms of the activity of our staff and the real time status for each job.

In the case of the performance of our technical staff, we are seeing a better adherence to cycle time targets, reduced scrap levels and improved tool change times.

 

With regard to knowing where we stand with our production status, because the system seamlessly combines both planning and monitoring together, we can instantly see if we are behind or ahead of schedule, and have time to make adjustments as necessary. The fact that all of our injection moulding machines, as well as downstream equipment such as printers and welders are tied into the system, makes tracking a particular job much easier.

The real proof of the success of the installation can be seen in the measurable efficiency of our business. Our turnover has remained steady, but in just three months we have been able to drop from 18 to 15 shifts per week.”

Simon Anderson  
Managing Director

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