Well Oiled Workpieces

Stamper saves costs and raises production with a system from Unist.

Mar 15, 2012 | ArticlesForming | admin

When you stamp and ship parts on a just-in-time basis, maintaining an outdated lubrication system for metal strip stock is a slippery slope that can lead to part defects, idle presses and stalled throughput. ARJ Mfg. LLC, Jackson, Tenn., replaced its lube-to-lube application with Unist Inc.’s Uni-Roller system and found the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company’s product cleaned up its press roomfloor and saves the company $20,000 a month. ARJ is a manufacturer of stamped and welded components for the automotive industry. The fabricator runs eight press

production lines supported by nearly 600 tools to provide just-in-time parts for major automotive companies. “We’ve been running seven days a week for the last year,”says Brian Lamb, assistant manager for ARJ’s stamping department. “We ship parts to 40 different customers every day, so we can’t afford to have press downtime.”

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