In its Brandenburg machine park, FBT Feinblechtechnik specialises in laser parts, folded parts and welded assemblies made of stainless steel, aluminium, copper and brass up to 5 mm. To be able to react even more flexibly to customer orders in the future and to produce faster, FBT approached TRUMPF to take the first steps together towards the Smart Factory.
The TruConnect experts examined all process steps within the machine shop, starting with the inquiry and order confirmation through to production planning, programming and dispatch. The first improvement at FBT was quickly identified: a new shop layout would ensure an optimal process flow. Such lean management meant designing processes in such a way that they are as free of wastage as possible, i.e. shortening pathways and eliminating search times.