During our presence at EPHJ, specializing in the supply of the luxury market and more precisely watchmaking, we have challenged our customers and visitors by providing answers to the problems often encountered by players in this field.
What will the watchmaking industry look like in 10 years?
We don't claim to have the answer to this question. However, we are currently providing answers to the concrete questions being asked day-to-day across the industry as a whole, with production solutions offering flexibility and productivity.
Adapting to market developments is an absolute priority. To do this, we need efficient, effective and flexible production solutions.
Here, in answer to the question: "Can you further optimise your productivity?" are three concrete cases that illustrate our capacity for innovation in meeting your needs.
Reducing the number of passes to increase productivity and competitiveness
- Simplify the manufacturing process
- Produce components in a single cycle, thus reducing the throughput time.
- Reduce the risk of rejects during production throughout the entire production process.
For main plate manufacture, the s100mono and s100multi ranges enable continuous production of movement blanks thanks to integrated automation which automates the feeding, storage and turning of blanks on both sides of the workpiece being machined (top/bottom). Integrated automation includes the positioning check, as well as the deburring and cleaning functions for the parts produced.
In addition, on the s100 range, the blanks are fixed to mobile pallets to enable them to be either transferred between the 4 machining stations or machined alternately on their faces (top/bottom). This technical solution drastically reduces the complexity of the precision of the fixtures, since the origin of the workpieces is measured at each loading operation. Through automation, the entire main plate can be produced in a single production cycle, with unrivalled precision.
Added to this, programming makes it possible to transfer production programmed on a single-station s100 to a multi-station s100, automatically optimising and adjusting the cycle times for each station. The operation takes just a few minutes. This means the production capacities can be quickly, easily and effectively increased.