At CPS, we focus on working smarter not harder both at the Capex and Opex levels. Using the principles of OEE, CPS has been able to significantly improve both the capacity and reliability of operations. This was achieved by focusing on each element of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in a disciplined and systematic way with an inter-department team.
The plant handles roller orders from 1 to 50,000 rollers at any time, our unique Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) manages all processes within the business. Allowing efficient manufacture of customer specific parts in any volume. Standard orders follow an automated workflow in the office with manufacturing starting in minutes not days from order receipt. Total roller plant capacity is over 1,200 rollers per shift.
The Perth manufacturing plant is highly automated, and with significant investment into custom built equipment to process roller components quicker and to higher, more repeatable quality standards. As we begin to understand the synergies automation allows in other processes the cadence of these projects is increasing. As confidence gains CPS is adding capacity and improving efficiency with even bigger projects. Our first 6-axis robot will help our skilled technicians produce the best product, safely in the shortest time possible.
CPS pulley facility was opened in January 2018, with the capacity to produce up to 350 pulleys per year of up to 2.5m diameter, with all machining and assembly operations handled in-house.