Auxiliary equipment supplier Dukane Corp. has stepped in to supply an ultrasonic bonding system to produce medical masks, and delivered in less than a week.
Dukane Sales Engineer Robert Pilgrim took a call during a Sunday morning shift March 22, requesting help by Esys Automation, part of JR Automation, for the system, Dukane of St. Charles, Ill., said in an April 3 news release.
The difference with the project was the aggressive timeline. Esys and JR Automation had to build the assembly line capable of producing 50,000 masks a day, and General Motors Co. needed the equipment running in less than one week.
By the end of the day, Dukane developed a system that included custom tooling, modeling, manufacturing, testing and virtual 3D design review.
Dukane shipped the first two systems March 24 and the three remaining systems three days ahead of schedule, on March 27th.
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