British manufacturers have a lot of potential to be more productive and more competitive on a global scale. Whether that’s by decreasing costs through waste reduction or technology implementation, or improving processes through simplification or repeatability, we have a lot of ideas to help you reach your productivity potential.
On this page, you’ll find our thoughts on ways that you might be able to increase productivity at your organisation, as well as some stories from our customers that show how they have achieved greater productivity in partnership with us. If you want to chat through any of these ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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What is your productivity potential?

 

21 Ways You Can Reach Your Productivity Potential

 

Productivity through Process Improvement

Dymax LED UV light curing adhesives
1. Materials that cure in seconds

UV light curing adhesives, coatings and sealants cure in seconds, allowing in-line processing, optimised takt time and elimination of production bottlenecks and WIP.

Fisnar Advance robot with CCD camera vision system
2. Dispensing automation

Replacing manual material application with dedicated dispensing robots and automation gives improved speed and accuracy. Deposits are consistent and repeatable, eliminating operator variability and reducing rejects and waste.

Dymax BlueWave AX-550 with VisiCure 405 nm Emitter
3. Light cure at the press of a button

UV LED curing lamps are always ready to go, with instant on/off, no warm-up or cool-down times, no need for mechanical shutters and no bulbs to change. High intensity output delivers quick cures in seconds.

Piezobrush PZ2 and PZ2-i Plasma Surface Treatment System
4. Good adhesion, even on difficult substrates

Plasma surface treatment is fast and clean, is achievable in-process and avoids chemical treatments or abrasion processes. Enhanced wetting and adhesion improves bond strength for consistent, reliable bonding and printing.

Cosmetics before and after THINKY
5. Dependable, homogeneous mixing in minutes

THINKY mixing and degassing machines deliver fast, repeatable and bubble-free mixes of liquids, powders and pastes in your container. Efficient non-contact mixing removes cleaning steps and cross contamination risks, and eliminates the variances of mixing by hand.

IRS 2111 General Purpose Epoxy Adhesive
6. Process-convenient packaging

We give you materials in containers which help you optimise your dispensing process, from small syringes to bulk. Specialised packaging – including pre-mixed and frozen, two-part cartridges and twinpack sachets – add process simplicity and efficiency to multi-part materials application.

adhere cyanoacrylate adhesives
7. No mix materials

UV light cure materials and cyanoacrylate adhesives are single part systems which cure quickly. Where the application allows, this avoids a mixing process which usually adds time, consumables, and waste.

 

Productivity through Precision

preeflow rotor and stator
8. Volumetric dispensing for consistency

preeflow volumetric dispensing systems dose the same amount every time regardless of viscosity or environmental changes such as temperature.

Encapsulant on a robot
9. Material delivery to the right place

Fisnar robots are specifically designed for the automation of dispensing and spraying, combining precision and repeatability with simple programming and push-button operation.

Precision Microdispensing Jetting Valve for Medium to High Viscosity Materials
10. Jetting to success

Vermes valves offer dispensed volumes starting at less than 1nl and jetting at more than 500 times per second for rapid application of products with high definition of deposit.

 

Productivity through Predictability

preeflow eco-PEN accurate positive displacement dispensing and dosing
11. Market-leading dispensing repeatability

preeflow eco-PEN and eco-DUO volumetric dispensing valves and pumps are accurate within +/-1%, 99% of the time.

FISNAR 4000N ADVANCE Height Detection Kit
12. Dealing with inconsistent parts

Add a camera vision system to a Fisnar dispensing robot for programming and fiducial auto-adjustment. Other Fisnar robot modular components include height sensing and dispense tip alignment. Achieve assured quality despite component variations.

 

Productivity through Practicality and Quality Assurance

DYMAX MD® UV Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly, medical device adhesives
13. Tried, tested and certified materials

Adhesives and materials with ratings such as UL94 V-0, ISO 10993, or USP Class VI, offer proven abilities to international standards. We help you meet the requirements of IP68 and ATEX with material selection advice.

flowplus16 Compact Inline Fluid Sensor
14. Real-time dispensing process feedback

The flowplus16 pressure sensor is simple to install in-line, and gives real-time assessment of your dispensing process, detecting voids, bubbles and clogs.

Dymax See-Cure Adhesive
15. Is it there and is it cured?

Technologies like Dymax’s See-Cure colour change on cure and Ultra-Red fluorescence enable quality assurance on adhesive and coating application and cure, enhancing both manual and automatic inspection processes.

FN4300N.1 robot dispensing
16. Combine surface preparation, dispensing and curing

Our Technical Team can combine multiple processes into a single push-button operation. We will integrate these assembly technologies onto our robot platform, providing you with a turnkey system.

DTD50 Multi Ratio Dispense Tool
17. Support your operators

We help you make your people more effective by improving conditions – taking away RSI risks or removing solvent-bearing materials from the workplace. With simple benchtop machines right up to full automation, you can reallocate operators to more productive tasks.

 

Productivity through Progression

we are process driven
18. Process driven

Our focus is on providing you with products which deliver a production output that meets your commercial objectives and which perform reliably day after day after day. We understand the importance of your process, and will help you optimise it for quality and consistency.

Scalability in dispensing technology
19. Scalability

We recognise that often the NPI process means that production starts small, ramping up with success. Our surface treatment, mixing, dispensing and curing products start at the benchtop level, and are expandable and able to be integrated into automation for scale up in the future.

 

Productivity through Proven Outcomes

let's get going
20. Let’s get going

With our sampling, evaluations, trials, tests, demonstrations, rentals and laboratory reports, we take risk out of your specification decision. With our installation and training services, we assist you in getting your process ticking like clockwork as soon as possible, helping you on the road to improved productivity.

21. We deliver proven results for you

Browse our numerous case studies which highlight the real productivity enhancements these products and services provide our customers, supported by our technical capabilities and competencies.

 

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Discussing trial results in our Technology Centre

Want to chat about making your specific application more productive?

Our product specialists are ready to discuss what you’re doing and provide insight and ideas:

Call us at 01865 842842

Email us at info@intertronics.co.uk


 

Stories From Our Customers

Our customers have found numerous ways to increase productivity in partnership with Intertronics. These eight stories show what they did and the results they achieved.

“We estimate our return on investment to be in the region of £2,000 a month.”

“The robot is quicker than manual operations. This is a measurable factor in being price competitive with offshore manufacturing. We observed lower unit costs and improved quality straight away.”

Download the Stories from Our Customers case study pack to read more.

We have even more case studies from dozens of customers – read them all here.

 

 

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Want More Ideas?

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