SESSION – Production Solutions
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
3:00 PM-3:20 PM
"Ways to Determine Root Causes of Issues Blamed on the Cleaning House," by Rudy Vey and Doug Grover, Chemetall US
Everyone talks about running an operation perfectly, but where do you start looking when an issue arises? This presentation briefly covers identifying the root cause of issues that can develop from a cleaning house. It also discusses determining if the source really is the cleaning house or if it is possibly from processes that come before or after that step in the production cycle. In some cases, simple tests can be run on site to help point you in the right direction. An example would be: “is that red hue on the rod surface coming from copper plating or hematite scale?” Specific issues can be discussed one on one after the presentation.
3:30 PM-3:50 PM
“Wiredrawing Dies and Their Influence on Speed and Efficiency—The Key Drivers of Profitability,” by Joao Norona, Dan Howard, and Robert Prevatt, Paramount Die Co.
In today’s world, wire drawers are being challenged to increase productivity with dwindling human capital and increasing workloads. Do you know how changes to wiredrawing practices, dies, lubricant, rod, and maintenance actually impact your bottom line? Companies need to use analytics and strategically deploy resources on targeted initiatives to maintain the highest return on investment. Please join us to gain an understanding of how these key drivers impact a wire drawing operation’s profitability.
4:00 PM-4:20 PM
“HELICORD®—News on Products and Applications,” by Michaela Boockmann, Boockmann GmbH/The Slover Group
Boockmann gives an update on the latest developments and product improvements, as well as new and noteworthy applications, for its HELICORD® technology for wire and cable surface processing and welding wire finishing, which during the past few years was sucessfully implemented in a number of industrial production lines. The presentation includes a demonstration on a live machine. Questions regarding specific products and requirements are welcome.
4:30 PM-4:50 PM
“Wire Breaks,” by Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting Inc.
How do you identify possible causes of wire breaks? Is it the process or the material? Learn to distinguish between both issues that can result in wire breaks. A detailed analysis of central bursting (cuppy wire) will include causes, prevention, and correction.