While industrial pump technology keeps moving forward, the fundamental goals for design engineers, plant managers, and production engineers involved in pump manufacturing stay fundamentally the same. They are to deliver production processes that:
- maximize reliability and control quality,
- minimize costs and waste, and
- optimize cycle times to deliver the largest number of quality units in the shortest time.
Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing processes enable step improvements in pump manufacturing, leveraging the power of automation, advanced data analytics and other technologies to transform the pump production process.
This article considers the benefits of automated and semi-automated applicator technology, and how LOCTITE® equipment solutions can help pump producers achieve their advanced manufacturing goals.