Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc. in Shelbyville, IN, supplies precision transmission castings to the automotive industry. Recently, an improvement they developed for a high-volume automatic transmission side cover led directly to the need for a new assembly system to handle a 100 percent increase in production.
Ryobi had been assembling the side covers with a labor-intensive hybrid process including many manual operations, but that had to change to meet the customer’s expectations. That’s when Magna Machine and Tool in New Castle, IN, got involved. Magna is a full-service tool and die shop that also designs and builds automated equipment for machining and assembly.