Eckhart has built and installed solutions for world class operations which translates to the capability to design and support entire manufacturing lines. Eckhart manufacturing engineers can help with cell layouts, risk assessments, controls training, requirements gathering and writing scopes of work. Once a line is fully operational, Eckhart has a proven track record of providing shutdown support, executing a preventative maintenance schedule, and managing tooling replacement inventory.
Companies rely on Eckhart's field service technicians to have a consistent on-site presence to help with the daily challenges of keeping a manufacturing line up and running. Eckhart's field service technicians can support in-house engineers and technicians as well as provide a specific skillset that may not exist internally. Companies have leveraged Eckhart field service technicians to plan and execute line overhauls during shutdown periods, draft requirements and scopes of work for technology upgrades, and fix broken tools and processes.
Eckhart has a 40 year history designing and building manufacturing processes that minimize operator strain and the likelihood of injury. Eckhart engineers have proprietary methods to measure and address risk associated with load lifting and manipulating, torquing, and dozens of highly repetitive operations. An ergonomic and risk assessment is a detailed study and highly actionable plan to reduce loss day case rates, workers' compensation claims, and improve operator livelihood.
Major tooling, systems, and technology upgrades place enormous loads on plant staff. Eckhart has successfully planned and executed hundreds of significant plant improvement projects. Companies rely on Eckhart to de-risk their large, critical projects. Eckhart engineers with deep expertise in controls, automation, and tooling systems are involved in the planning stage with supplying guidance on technology component selection and installation planning. Eckhart engineers ensure that lines run as intended and manage post-installation work like documentation, drawing archives, and preventative maintaince training.
Today's manufacturing environments are characterized by strained resources and compressed timelines. Upgrading productions lines for new products, improved speed, or greater flexibility places a large burden on the internal resources that are responsible for making the switch go smoothly. Eckhart has planned and executed start-up events for some of the largest and most complicated manufacturing lines in the world.