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How HellermannTyton reduced end of arm tooling costs by 75%

Learn how their mission of continuous improvement and delivering innovative solutions led them to critically evaluate how they sourced and utilised end of arm tools in their industrious Manchester site.

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With over eighty-three years of experience manufacturing in the UK, the talented people behind HellermannTyton’s know a thing or two about effective automation.

Employing over 6,000 people across 39 countries, the company has grown from humble beginnings to a trusted global brand in cable management, network connectivity solutions, and bespoke products for a range of solutions ranging from automotive to wind and solar power.

Their mission of continuous improvement and delivering innovative solutions led them to critically evaluate how they sourced and utilised end of arm tools in their industrious Manchester site.

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Automation Team Leader Deane Pentley said: “The current end of arm tools were quite heavy. They took a long time to come in and they were also quite considerably high-priced. So, we were looking to reduce weight, reduce cost, and also reduce the lead time.”

Implementing 3D printing was something that had previously been brought to the table, but they struggled to find a brand that could deliver the robust solution that they required. That was until they discovered Stratasys, and the strength of their Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber printing.

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75%
Cost Reduction

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50%
Weight Savings

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50%
Lead Time Reduction

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1.4 Million
Cycles on a single part

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