THE PERFECT-FIT PROCESS
In today's market, one of the greatest challenges is the control of costs and focus on a company's core competency in a global marketplace. Our core competency is to supply a "perfect-fit" automation solution. A solution specific to the OEM application with the right motor/drive/controlled assembly, at the right price and at the right time. Many manufacturing and machine builders have limited control engineering and procurement resources. FFI Automation can provide the most cost effective solution that integrates seamlessly the OEM design. Here are our steps we use to assure a "perfect-fit" automation solution for you:
GATHER PROJECT INFORMATION
Meet with the customer for a project overview.
Project information is taken to a project review for approval. Sales and engineering evaluate customer requirements and determine the "perfect-fit" solution based on the specified project criteria.
BILL-OF-MATERIALS / PROTOTYPE
Based on the project review, raw components are specified for all products. From the BOM, a prototype sample is created for approval by the OEM. Samples are typically engineered at cost by FFI Automation to keep any OEM investments low.
When the OEM accepts the prototype, a prototype approval file is created. The file indicates any deviations from the actual prototype for production purposes.
Before building any additional units, our engineers gather all the information necessary for creating build instructions. The guide is a detailed set of instructions to create the customized assembly. These instructions are supplemented by 2D/3D drawings, digital photographs and the representative prototype sample. The build instructions list the quality assurance tests and checkpoints to ensure a quality product. Our philosophy is quality in is quality out. Before shipping any product, the product must pass a 100% test and inspection process before final release of each and every product.
The initial production uses the build instructions as a guide and is supervised by the engineering department.