Accession Number : ADA208800


Title :   Industrial Technology Modernization Program. Project 44. Modernize Facility Equipment and Processes. Volume 2. Revision 2. Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Final project rept.


Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a208800.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 256


Abstract : The purpose of this project is to find a more economical way of making the stack and shaft assemblies that are used in all 'iron gyros' used by the Precision Control Instruments (PCI) business group. One of the key manufacturing tasks involved is to remove the excess cement from all of the exterior surfaces of the lamination stacks. Complete removal is necessary before the application of the insulating coating, which is necessary for the wire winding that is accomplished in the gyro assembly area. Current, the Fabrication Facility (Fab Fac) is assembling, grinding, burring, coating, and marking the lamination assemblies in areas segregated from each other. Schedules are delayed as parts wait to be moved to their respective operations. Using state-of-the-art technology (for removing the excess cement) along with dedicated machines (located together in a single cell configuration) will decrease the schedule time and labor time needed to build iron gyro lamination assemblies. Cost savings will result in forming families of parts and combining new technologies for the production of lamination assemblies. Keeping the manufacturing of lamination assemblies with a work cell will improve the lead time, which also will results in a savings in inventory and material handling costs.


Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , *LAMINATES , *MATERIALS HANDLING , PRODUCTION , STATE OF THE ART , CELLS , INSULATION , WIRE , FACILITIES , FABRICATION , TIME , IRON , COSTS , SURFACES , COATINGS , CEMENTS , SCHEDULING , CONFIGURATIONS , PRECISION , INSTRUMENTATION , MACHINES , INVENTORY , EXTERNAL , SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS) , LABOR , ASSEMBLY , SAVINGS , STACKING , GRINDING , GYROSCOPES , LEAD TIME , WINDING , MANUFACTURING , COMMERCE , CONTROL , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE