the project

Komatsu was able to eliminate the use of templates, manual measuring, marking and fitting steps and was able to error proof the assembly process.

the challenge

Komatsu was seeking to reduce errors in manufacturing, while at the same time increasing their throughput and efficiency to enable them to meet increased demands.

the solution

By implementing Virtek’s Iris Spatial Positioning System (SPS). Komatsu saw a reduction in errors concerning incorrect parts, part location, and missing parts by 75%, and dimensional mistakes by 60%. The cost of fixing defects in final assembly was dramatically reduced.