Turning out the shop lights with equipment upgrades
Machining centres can run unattended
Fox emphasised that the increase in tool life plays an important role at Norjon. “We machine our parts in one hit and having to stop a job mid-cycle for a tool change is not a productive option. Additionally, this improved tool life is what underpins our ability to run a skeleton shift on nights. If tool consistency and life were an issue, we would struggle to operate a night shift without fully manning the machines. So, Taegutec has been a major contributor to our growth.
“The Taegutec tools have also improved confidence. Consistent performance ensures that our staff can run a set number of parts before a tool change is needed and this eradicates a need to constantly man a machine when producing batch runs. The performance, tool life and cost reductions have been major successes for our business, and we have now acquired a TaeguTec CTMS tool management system to ensure we have the full TaeguTec tooling package,” Fox said.