At CPS, we focus on working smarter not harder; both at the Capex and Opex levels. Using the quality principles of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), CPS has been able to significantly improve both the capacity and reliability of operations. This was achieved by focusing on each element of 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 innovative 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; with significant investment in custom-built equipment to process roller components safely, quicker and to higher, more repeatable quality standards. As we begin to understand the synergy which automation allows in other processes, the cadence of these projects is increasing - CPS is adding capacity and improving efficiency with even bigger projects. Our first 6-axis robot helps our skilled technicians produce the best product for our customers and partners, safely in the shortest time possible.
The 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.