Industrial manufacturer reduces cost by 10 percent while reducing lead time by two weeks with online 3D guarding configurator.
Flotronics Automation’s guarding solutions brand, known as Modular Solutions, has launched an all-new 3D guarding configurator. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the tool enables engineers to find, configure and download 3D CAD and BIM data for the MOD-Guard series of products. By delivering on-demand access to product data, Flotronics Automation provides an industry-leading digital experience while reducing customer project costs and lead times by two weeks.
Modular Solutions’ aluminum profiles enable engineers to easily construct products for a variety of applications, including conveyors, enclosures, workstations, and more. These highly customizable products are built from Modular Solutions’ T-Slot profiles, which are extruded in the United States and assembled at Flotronics Automation’s Auburn Hills facility.
MOD-Guard products can be configured as an individual section or by the entire project. Sections can be cut to size and shape, and customers can purchase them as a kit or finished product.
“In the past customers sent us specs for the Robotic or Machine Guarding they wanted, and we would spend 8-10 hours developing a design for them,” Steve Schmaltz, Owner of Flotronics Automation, said. “Then we would go back and forth until the design met the customer’s needs. This took time for both parties. Our new product configurator has streamlined the process and put the customer in the driver seat.”
The new guarding configurator has enabled MOD-Guard to reduce their lead time by two weeks and reduce customer costs by 10 percent.
Schmaltz added, “The main reason we chose to implement the guarding configurator was to save our customers time and money. By reducing the burden on our internal resources, we accelerate our delivery time and pass this savings along to customers.”
About Flotronics Automation
Flotronics Automation provides products from the most progressive manufacturers in the factory automation and fluid power industry to solve the intricate process or machinery needs of our customers. Our products are highly compatible, can be used in a large variety of factory and industrial applications, and can be integrated into any system or process you need. We specialize in creating solutions for our customers’ unique needs, and our knowledgeable sales staff is always available to help you find which of our products will work best for you.