Enhanced Ergonomics & Maintenance Cost Reductions

C.H. Reed recently worked with a manufacturer of heavy, off-road trucks.  This company was experiencing issues relating to ergonomics and unnecessary costs associated with their manufacturing process.  They were using a four horsepower, eight pound grinder for their application, a…

Advancing Manufacturing: One Aircraft Carrier at a Time

When discussing Advanced Manufacturing, it is important to remember that the term involves more than improving ways to manufacture existing products. While improving efficiency and productivity is a major aspect of Advanced Manufacturing, the term also incorporates the finished product. Using…

Eliminating Inefficiencies in Compressed Air Systems

Recently, Kevin Higgins, the managing editor of Food Processing, wrote in depth about smarter, more efficient food manufacturing plants. In his article, he mentioned that in the United States, “industry is the biggest consumer of energy”, and that according to a Department…

2013 Lean Technology Forum

On August 29, 2013, C. H. Reed partnered with Mantec to host our first ever Lean Technology Forum. A total of 43 professionals from a broad range of industries attended the event to learn about some of the innovative lean…

The Five Lean Features of the Ingersoll Rand QX Series

Recently, C. H. Reed helped a major truck manufacturer improve a hose clamp fastening application at one of their assembly plants. This truck manufacturer had been using a reputable brand of cordless mechanical clutch tools to meet the torque and speed specifications required for their…

What You Need to Know About Air-Powered Pressure Washers

Pressure washers are great solutions for your average cleaning applications, but what tool do you turn to for your more challenging applications?  There are many instances where it is simply impossible to use a traditional pressure washer efficiently and effectively. …

Simple Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Spray Finishing System

In today’s demanding manufacturing landscape, it can be convenient to adopt a “cut-costs-at-all-costs” mentality, justifying questionable means for the sake of leaner production, a lower bottom line and increased profitability.  Regrettably, those efforts can interfere with product and process quality,…

Enhancing Ergonomics: Assembly Power Tools

Ask anyone affiliated with the industrial marketplace, and they will tell you that ergonomics isn’t some trendy, fleeting buzzword. It’s a legitimate and necessary avenue for adhering to more stringent safety regulations and creating a leaner production line.  Two of the…

The 3 Distinct Advantages of Hydraulic Powered Pumps

Recently, C. H. Reed helped a major printing operation install a new ink pumping system. The new system needed to transfer four colors of high viscosity, heat-set ink to their three presses, drawing the ink from multiple 5,000 gallon tanks. They also needed…