Lippert Components Introduces Automated Brake Press
July 28, 2017
Elkhart, Ind. — The Chassis Division of Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) has introduced an automated brake press with a robotic arm that reassigns the formerly manual process of bending cross members to join I-beams.
Team members supply the machine with stacks of laser or pressed blank I-beams. The robotic arm communicates with the brake press and creates bends in the cross members and then checks them for correct angularity.
LCI’s automated brake press is just one step the business is taking to ensure operations are run efficiently and cost effectively, but as LCI’s Technical Director of the Chassis Division explains, the state-of-the-art machinery also serves to train LCI’s team members with the latest in automation technology.
LCI’s Technical Director of the Chassis Division, Philip Wiltshire, explains, “The automated brake press has opened up many opportunities for our production and for our team members. Introducing the technology has not only helped promote safety and efficiency, but it has created learning opportunities for our team members who are now responsible for supervising and operating the new technology.”
LCI’s automated brake press is the first step in the overall automation strategy within the Chassis Division.
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With over 90 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Lippert™ is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets. Lippert also serves a broad array of aftermarket segments, supplying best-in-class products designed to enhance recreational pursuits, both on the road and on the water. From powerful towing technology and automated RV leveling systems, to boating furniture and one-of-a-kind shade solutions — Lippert combines strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled Customer Service, award-winning Innovation, and premium Products to every industry and person we serve.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514