Automated Tool Management Increases Productivity
When producing a large number of complex, high-value-added parts in a competitive environment, processes have to be continually examined and optimised. Barrow Engineering, Peakhurst, NSW, knows this first-hand. The company specialises in precisionmachined components and subassemblies serving diverse markets such as mining, safety equipment, electrical, medical and the defence industry. Recently the company discovered that cost savings can present themselves in some surprising ways. Transitioning to Iscar's automated tool management system Matrix enabled the manufacturer to increase productivity and reduce costs.