Since delivery times and delivery reliability are becoming increasingly important in all areas, igus has set up additional readycable productions at hotspots in Europe. All locations use existing processes in order to serve your customers courteously and quickly. In addition to identical machine selection, the same testing and documentation methods are used to meet the company's existing standards and lean methods. All employees are trained at the headquarters in Cologne in order to be able to guarantee consistently high quality at your production site later on.
Likewise, all produced, ready-to-connect readycable units will undergo a 100% digital test in our own test field. Subsequently, the drive cables marked with the test seal are sent to the customer by the fastest possible means.
As usual, the customer selects from the large range of harnessed cables suitable for SEW, Lenze, Siemens, Bosch Rexroth or one of the other 24 well-known manufacturers and orders them directly at the site.
Lean management is an approach to continuous process optimization. It includes the efficient design of the entire value chain. Using various methods, procedures and principles of thought, it pursues the goal of harmonising processes and producing a holistic production system without waste (lean production).
The focus is thereby on value-added activities for which the customer pays. In everyday work, however, actions that cannot contribute to the increase in value or even cause additional costs are performed. This is often the result of inefficient processes, which can lead to waiting times, unnecessary communication and complicated work steps, as can be seen in the adjacent diagram.
The igus products support your company in a lean working method. The company igus offers you 100% tested pre-assembled cables with connectors (readycable) as well as fully harnessed energy chains (readychain).
1) Over production
Not a single metre of cable is too much: a solution tailored to your application
2) Work in progress/Warehousing
Just in time: Reduction of your stock by 50%.
Only one route for a complete system, instead of many transport routes for many individual parts
4) Waiting and holding time
Reduction of your processing time by up to 95%.
One contact person: Everything from one source, directly from the manufacturer
6) Inappropriate means/procedures
Elimination of interruptions in assembly through ready-to-install systems
Reliable quality through 100% tested components