Imagine yourself in a job in which you stack 10,000 batteries onto a conveyor for eight
hours. Each battery weighs about 22 pounds. The work is completed in an acidic
environment where temperatures can peak in the summer as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is the normal experience for a XXXXX, Inc. stack-on operator in [intentionally left blank]. XXXXX is the global leader in lead-acid batteries and is
dedicated to continuous improvement. This report examines a battery stack-on process and
provides the optimal solution that is derived from research that is supported by process
models and data collection.
By collecting baseline data, identifying root causes for issues and confirming all
necessary work to be completed in the area, a robotic work cell will be designed that is
capable of meeting the customer’s expectations. This report will have a strong focus on
communicating what additional machinery and controls are necessary to operate a battery
stack-on robotic work cell. If used incorrectly, these controls and machinery may yield
devastating results and huge financial losses. The key metric in the process will be battery
gaps and through-put. The author will track this continuously after the project has concluded
to hold the gains in the area and understanding any further opportunities available.
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