MARION, OH—When you arrive at the largest clothes-dryer plant in the world, the first thing you see is not some whiz-bang new product, but a really old one. Inside the visitor entrance is a dryer made when the plant had just opened in 1955. The appliance was used in someone’s house for 60 years and still works.
GREENVILLE, OH—Whirlpool Corp. will expand its Factory Distribution Center here, which ships KitchenAid small appliances worldwide. The project will nearly double the space at the facility, to 650,000 square feet.
RACINE, WI—InSinkErator will transition its factory here to an assembly-only plant over the next three years, and much of its motor production will move to other plants both inside and outside the U.S.
Washers are a vital component of many fastened joints. Washers are critical to the operation of virtually every device with moving parts. They perform a variety of functions beyond just securing bolts, nuts, screws and rivets. They can insulate, seal, lock, provide spacing, improve appearance, supply spring force, align parts, and distribute loads.
When an assembly process proves to be even a tad too costly—even a penny or less per cycle—a cheaper alternative must be found. This is why many manufacturers have replaced die-cut or molded solid gaskets with form-inplace (FIP) and cure-in-place (CIP) liquid gaskets.
For the last 100 years, dryers, ovens, refrigerators, washing machines and other household appliances have performed the same basic functions, such as keeping food hot or cold and getting clothes wet and dry. But, a new breed of “smart” appliances is emerging, thanks to advanced sensor technology and the Internet of Things (IoT).
If we are to build a better world, politicians tell us, power must be placed in the right hands. This statement will draw no protest from assemblers. After all, these skilled workers require state-of-the-art power tools to build long-lasting quality products on a daily basis.
ASSEMBLY is excited to invite you to The ASSEMBLY Show in 2016. After another successful event in 2015, we are looking forward to bringing back this exclusively assembly focused tradeshow for another incredible year! Our event mission and commitment to you remains the same - helping suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment in manufacturing plants connect, learn, share and explore all things "assembly". Read More