How to Improve Productivity in Wheel Casting Plants Using Real-Time X-Ray in the Loop? 2006-01-1476
Until now, old-fashioned industrial x-ray technology providers didn't solve their customer's real problem: increasing productivity by preventing defects instead of finding defects that were produced. The idea to build quality by inspection is wrong and the results are poor quality and high costs. Dr. W. Edwards Deming is best known for his work in Japan, which commenced in 1950, and created a revolution in quality and economic production. We adopted his approach - build quality by prevention of defects - by understanding and tuning up the manufacturing process, and focusing on the cause of the defects. Using feedback from the x-ray machine, casting machines are tuned up to produce fewer defects, the main objective of any casting plant (see Figure 1).