Case study showing how Ureka helped Herman Miller to overcome their bonding issues and drastically reduce reject rates, and significantly increase throughout
Solving veneer delamination
Reduce reject rate
Increase production output
With the right resources in place, we then ran trials to recommend optimum temperatures and times to run the press line at, to cure the adhesive. We also delivered training to the machinery operatives, demonstrating both correct and incorrect methods to give them confidence in the process and aid their understanding of bonding.
Walking the team through the impact of each element of successful bonding gave the client extra knowledge to be applied in other areas of its production facilities – for example: right adhesive but wrong applicator, coverage, and press time; or, right adhesive, applicator and coverage but wrong press time. This process also allowed us to identify the optimum press time for their operations, allowing them to vary the temperatures and times used, should increased or decreased output levels be required.
Results: Seeing immediate improvements, Herman Miller implemented our recommendations for its press line.
-Reduced reject rate
-Improved product finish and quality
-Streamlined production process & timings
To implement the correct veneering process we have armed the clients team with the right equipment (a Pfohl roller) and a crib sheet of suitable temperature/time combinations for curing, as well as directly supplying the correct adhesive (Prefere 4114)
Since our first visit, we’ve returned to refine their veneering process to suit changed operations at the facilities. We have also trained new team members, to ensure the bonding process remains consistent and effective.
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