Despite its history, the Karakuri Kaizen manufacturing system is still unheard of in European factories today. What, though, is a karakuri? In the context of industry today, a karakuri is the automation of certain production stages in industrial processes using mechanical mechanisms as opposed to electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic equipment. For businesses, this represents significant savings.
In summary, Karakuri systems are a really affordable solution to automate industrial operations.
History Of The Karakuri
Karakuri’s origins may be traced to the 18th century in Japan, when it was first used in production operations at large industrial facilities. Once more, Toyota, the automaker, was a pioneer in its use. Because of this, the automobile sector has quickly adopted it in recent years.
Nowadays, the Karakuri idea is molded and adjusted to meet the industry due to the development of production lines and the need of businesses to be more resource-efficient. They are becoming a tool employed in many kinds of industrial processes as they are more focused on other industries.
We have a technical office at Suministros ARSAM that has been specializing in this solution for a while. We now lead the way in karakuri systems.
We are able to provide the best option for each procedure since we have a large selection of GS-ACE products for the production of karakuris. In order to get the best outcome for each application, we also provide a variety of accessories, such as specific materials for the protection of Durawood’s (AIWA) deterioration-sensitive areas.
Workings Of Karakuri Systems
A Karakuri’s major function is to help the operator move materials from point A to point B while enhancing ergonomics, boosting productivity, and fully automating industrial operations (Low Cost Automation).
Even though the majority of Karakuris are propelled by gravity, there are times when the power of gravity works against us. Because of this, even if they will never be great, we can always exert a small external force on our Karakuri, such as hydraulic or electrical energy. If not, we wouldn’t be implementing Karakuri Kaizen.
Benefits of Karakuri
Production facilities are increasingly using karakuri systems. This is as a result of the substantial benefits they provide in comparison to the expenditures included.
The following are their key benefits:
conserving energy. Instead of using electricity or another form of energy like the others, karakuris use kinetic energy. Low-Cost Automation is the name given to this.
A rise in workplace ergonomics results in better occupational health for the business and, as a result, fewer sick days taken by employees.
an improvement in production since the karakuri speeds up many procedures.
These benefits add up to a much lower cost for the business and a better working environment.