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No series production without tools

Persistent supply chain disruptions are causing many companies to despair. That's where a quick set-up of series production for customised coil manufacturing is worth its weight in gold. However, the prerequisite for successful series production is optimal tools. At KUK Group, these are mostly manufactured internally as part of the in-house plant engineering.

Persistent supply chain disruptions are causing many companies to despair. That's where a quick set-up of series production for customised coil manufacturing is worth its weight in gold. However, the prerequisite for successful series production is optimal tools. At KUK Group, these are mostly manufactured internally as part of the in-house plant engineering.

The master of the workshop is polymechanic Pascal Schweitzer, who pursues his task with passion and precision. "After several years in machine maintenance, I have a thorough understanding of the key points of tools. I know exactly which parts are important for quality and efficiency in manufacturing," he tells us at the KUK Group headquarters in Switzerland.

Short paths and production times

A trained eye wanders over the CAD drawing on the screen: Schweitzer quickly recognises problematic points. A query to the speedy KUK automation team immediately brings clarity. However, based on his practical experience, he often decides himself how to mill a part if a detail of the drawing could only be produced inefficiently due to the material, for example. 

A trained eye wanders over the CAD drawing on the screen: Schweitzer quickly recognises problematic points. A query to the speedy KUK automation team immediately brings clarity. However, based on his practical experience, he often decides himself how to mill a part if a detail of the drawing could only be produced inefficiently due to the material, for example. 

 

 

A versatile task

Tooling1Pascal, a polymechanic, is at least as enthusiastic as he is in the workshop, playing handball and playing the trumpet in the carnival band. In toolmaking for KUK Group, he is fascinated by the wide range of tasks: he is not only at the milling machine, but also carefully takes care of material procurement or maintenance of the drill heads. Depending on the complexity, up to ten tools or tool parts are created every day for a tailor-made automation solution for customer-specific coil manufacturing.

 

 

 

Time saving coil manufacturing

For CTO Stefan Dörig, in-house toolmaking is an important factor for KUK Group's success as a leading customer-specific coil manufacturer: "One of the great strengths of integrated toolmaking is its flexibility and efficiency, which not only bring the customer lower investment costs, but also a considerable gain in time." Especially in times with enormously high dynamics in the electronics industry, this advantage is worth its weight in gold: "Products or requirements change in ever shorter cycles, which usually requires a new tool again as soon as the inner diameter of a coil or the coil bobbin in general are adjusted." In addition, this also reduces the dependence on further suppliers and thus the complexity for the customer.

Products or requirements change in ever shorter cycles, which usually requires a new tool again as soon as the inner diameter of a coil or the coil bobbin in general are adjusted.

 

An added value for coil manufacturing in small and large series production

Rely on our experience: KUK Group's internal plant engineering guarantees a high-quality series production and short time to market for coil manufacturing. We have enormous know-how throughout the entire production process​​​​​​​, allowing us to find the best solution for you together. In the overall package with the products manufactured with us, we offer an extremely attractive price-performance ratio.The investment costs are noticeably lower because the system is customised to your product. At the same time, there is no dependence on other suppliers. As a leading manufacturer of coils and electronics, KUK also enables rapid scaling, so that we can serve your global supply chain across multiple locations without much lead time.

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