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Black Country Business Inspires Car Manufacturer with Production Process Improvements

With a hunger for manufacturing excellence and a drive for finding a better way, Inspire Protection Solutions are a pioneering new company, who are already working with some of the region’s leading manufacturers. They may be a new name, but their business is built upon decades of industry experience and trust.

Manufacturing is far from a simple industry and as the name suggests, protection is at the heart of their business focusing on eliminating costly downtime, ensuring business continuity and protecting vital assets. What sets Inspire apart is their ability to apply their expertise to new and innovative ways of protecting manufacturers and their production processes. This has proved a good match for a local car manufacturer, who are renowned for their relentless pursuit of improvement and who recently commissioned Inspire to develop a prototype detection and protection system for their pressing process.

Inspire, who had already installed cameras to monitor general production and provide real-time statistics on production performance in one of their manufacturing facilities, were tasked with working alongside their existing software provider to develop a prototype solution to monitor their press shop.  The objective was to identify potential problems as soon as they occur, enabling a speedy resolution and thereby eliminating the possibility of tooling issues and production delays.

Within a short space of time Inspire had produced a prototype, which was tested on an off-line press and is now being installed in the actual production line. Cameras are currently monitoring every pressing to identify any potential problems. If a problem is detected the line is stopped to allow for it to be rectified immediately with little down time and before heavy costs are incurred. The solution is completely bespoke and tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Dave Craggs, Director at Inspire Protection Services comments: “Continual improvement and innovation drive our success.  We pride ourselves on being both pro-active and responsive in supporting our clients and working with them to develop innovative monitoring solutions throughout their business.  Working on this project has allowed us to develop solutions with the potential to deliver significant production efficiencies.”

Last modified on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:07

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