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Machine Tool Guarding Solution

Kawneer, a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminium systems, was looking for a solution to help them improve safety and efficiency in the production of their AA720 standard casement window press tool. They turned to Innovolo for help, and we developed a custom guarding solution that fit their specific needs.

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Kawneer Machine Tool Guarding Solution

Kawneer, a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminium systems, was looking for a solution to help them improve safety and efficiency in the production of their AA720 standard casement window press tool. They turned to Innovolo for help, and we developed a custom guarding solution that fit their specific needs. The outcome was that Kawneer could produce their windows more safely and efficiently, with less waste, and follow stringent UK safety regulations.

Kawneer is a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminium products and systems for the commercial construction industry. With over a century of experience, Kawneer has shaped the facade industry with its innovative, high-performing building envelope solutions. Kawneer has over 3,500 employees in locations across North America and Europe, providing a broad spectrum of technical expertise and product capability to deliver inspiring buildings in 31 countries worldwide. Kawneer's aluminium products are used in various applications, from retail storefronts and entrances to curtain walls and window systems. In addition, through its commitment to engineering excellence, Kawneer provides architects and builders confidence that their projects will perform beautifully for years to come.

The Challenge

The client approached us looking for a solution to improve safety and efficiency in their production process. Their existing AA720 standard casement window press tool was bulky and difficult to use, which posed a safety risk to operators. In addition, the client needed to find a way to follow stringent UK safety regulations. We worked closely with the client to understand their needs and develop a solution that would meet their requirements. We designed and manufactured a custom-made operator guarding solution that was easier to use and more compact than the existing tool. In addition, we implemented a number of proprietary safety features to meet UK regulations.

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How We Helped

At Innovolo, we pride ourselves on being able to find unique solutions to even the most challenging problems. When Kawneer approached us with the task of developing a custom guarding solution for their AA720 window press tool, we knew that we were up for the challenge. The outcome was that Kawneer could produce their windows more safely and efficiently, with less waste. In addition, they were able to follow stringent UK safety regulations. We are thrilled to have been able to help Kawneer meet its goals and we look forward to continuing working with them in the future.

Thanks to the close collaboration between our team and the client, we were able to deliver a solution that exceeded the client's expectations. The custom operator guarding solution that we designed and manufactured was easier to use and more compact than the existing tool. In addition, we implemented a number of proprietary safety features to meet UK regulations. As a result of our work, Kawneer was able to improve safety and efficiency in their production process, while also reducing waste.

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