Utility supplies: Iowa Mold Tooling invests in efficiency, installs new laser cutting machine
Utility tools: IMT, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announces the installation of a new laser cutting machine as part of an initiative to improve efficiency while putting the customer mission first.
Utility supplies: Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the installation of a new laser cutting machine as part of an initiative to improve efficiency while putting the customer mission first.
“IMT is committed to delivering quality products for our customers — both in the end result and in the manufacturing process,” said John Wacker, manufacturing engineer. “Investing in equipment that improves productivity allows us to position ourselves as a better partner for our customers.”
With a dramatically faster cutting speed than the previous machine, the new equipment will cut steel for all of the IMT product lines, including its portfolio of Dominator® service trucks and articulating and telescopic cranes. Equipped with leading-edge technology, the new laser cutter was selected as part of an effort to improve the first operation as a whole, including ergonomics, visual management, and material handling strategies as well as the overall operations layout.
“This laser is faster, more cost-efficient and requires less energy to operate,” said Wacker. “It’s all-around a better machine, which -- means our operations will improve across the board -- allowing us to pass along those efficiencies to our customers.”
Installing the new laser eliminates previous maintenance issues with the old technology, in turn eliminating downtime. Implementing the new laser technology will have a ripple effect on productivity across the company, further improving dependability, throughput, and overall efficiency throughout IMT.
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, began in 1961 as a business providing new tread designs for recapping tires. The company has grown to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of service vehicles, cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors for tire, mining, construction, material handling and utility markets around the world.
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