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Bringing Customers Japanese Quality through
Simultaneous Production Around the World

Ikeda Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Address:135-3 Nishi-Shinmachi,
Ohta City, Gunma Prefecture 373-0847

URL:http://www.ikeike.co.jp

Ikeda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. primarily manufacturers automobile parts and designs and produces metal dies, meeting its customers’ advanced needs by using over 60 years of experience and technology to provide products such as high‐tensile steel plates (780MPa level) and deep drawing and sheet forging products. We have production sites in the USA, Thailand and China and use our strong network to achieve the difficult feat of providing Japanese quality through simultaneous production around the world.

Head office plant

Head office plant

President Goichi Ikeda

President Goichi Ikeda

Challenge

Increasing Press SPM and Shortening Arrangement Time to Improve Productivity

At Ikeda Manufacturing, we mainly produce various automobile parts such as drum brakes, suspension, steering, transmission and seats, as well as thick-plate parts for trucks.
Our customers’ needs are becoming more and more advanced, and we are constantly working to meet them by using our compatibility with a wide range of material specifications and our advanced techniques while also making frequent small improvements and taking a variety of inventive new measures to improve productivity.
Our group has automated its presswork using a total of around 180 robots, but there was a need for a further increase in press SPM and a further shortening of arrangement time.

  • On-site equipment

  • An AMADA ORII sales representative explains
    ORII’s products

  • Extensive Measurement Equipment
    for Processing of High-Precision Products

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Solution

Switching from Mecha Robots to Servo Robots

Ikeda Manufacturing switched from the old mecha robots to servo robots (RYN and RHN robots) which enable better cycle times.
We also took measures such as changing the conveyor height to increase SPM, improving productivity. We also use robot fingers with one-touch attachment and removal.
These are changed depending on the process details, shortening the arrangement time.
Job numbers for each model can also now be managed using the robots’ touch panels, making our work easier.
Around 80% of our group’s robots are now servo robots, and we have noticed that there is now less in-process inventory and steadier quality.
We aim to utilize our Japanese, American, Thai and Chinese production sites to achieve faster speeds than our competitors,
providing our customers with the products they need, where and when they need them, at the right cost.

  • An RHN120servo robot line

  • Robot fingers with one-touch
    attachment and removal

  • Robot fingers prepared for each
    process to shorten arrangement time

・The product features, services and other information described here are correct as of Jun 2016.
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