Four times faster
At Ripploh, the data generated in the engineering department is used seamlessly to manage processes in the workshop. “The 3D planning in Eplan Pro Panel, for example, provides the data for the CNC machine used to machine panels and for fully automated wire processing.” The Wire Terminal from Rittal Automation Systems takes care of cutting, sheath-stripping, crimping and labelling the wires.
Over the course of an eight-hour shift, this new machine can process up to 1,500 wires. And since there’s no longer any need for operator intervention once a job has been started, the Wire Terminal produces the exact same volume overnight. “Employees can remove the wires from the machine in the morning and set about installing them straight away,” says Ripploh.
Productivity in wire processing operations is around four times higher compared to the old solution. There’s no need to have a member of staff on duty at all times to operate the machine, either. The company’s Managing Director believes the Wire Terminal offers yet another key advantage. “We can now stipulate the sequence in which the wires are processed and deposited onto the rails.”