Trim projects requiring stand alone solutions begin with a thorough investigation of the specific part geometry and tooling requirements to produce a satisfactory result. At the same time, ODC will be exploring the equipment to tooling interface that addresses specific needs of the program and customer identified parameters that have led to the conclusion a stand alone machine is the preferred solution. Those parameters often include tight budgets, short lead times, low part volumes, second operations, optional trim levels, vehicle refresh programs with 1-2 year requirements, etc.. The reasons to consider ODC's stand alone solution are as varied as the solutions themselves-ODC has the experience to recommend the most effective solution.
ODC's engineering and in-house electrical effort will deliver a solution that can address all provincial, state and local safety requirements. Operator interface via touch screens will be tailored to your production requirement and typically include troubleshooting and diagnostics with an option for network connectivity. Similarly, customer specification and preferred parts suppliers are always respected so that the integration of the equipment is smooth and welcomed by production and maintenance staff alike.
Trim machines can be equipped to do further operations such as grommet /clip insertion, attribute sensing, bar code printing and attachment, etc. Stand alone machines are also developed by ODC independent of trim capabilities to complete secondary operations. These operations may include fastener insertion, inspection/verification (using vision systems), sonic welding, lamination, leak testing, drilling, assembly, etc.
ODC's engineering in conjunction with your program management staff will explore all options for additional value added opportunities. Stand alone machines, whether automated or manual, can provide a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional processing methods. Flexibility, creativity and value are the key deliverables on these projects; you will find ODC capable of delivering on all fronts.