The multi-coupling system helped Eaton cut down on the time needed for switching hoses and connections by almost 40 percent.

Multi-couplings reduce down time and improve efficiency

Case Study from | Staubli Corporation

THE PARTNER

The Eaton Corporation is one of the world’s leading providers of energy management solutions that help customers use electric, hydraulic, and mechanical energy efficiently, safely and sustainably.

 

APPLICATION

Mold temperature control

 

The challenge

Eaton’s French headquarters specializes in injection molding to produce plastic components of all forms and surfaces including structures that require millimeter-accuracy for clients in the building construction industry. However, their prior cooling system for their molding machinery required employees to switch couplings one at a time, leading to excessive downtime in the molding process and lost productivity.

 

The solution

Stäubli presented Eaton with a centralized solution: a multi-couplings module allowing for the simultaneous connecting or disconnecting of 12 hoses at one time. Not only does this apparatus feature a user-friendly lever for quick connecting and clamping to speed up the cooling cycle and increase productivity, but also ensures a guaranteed leak-free connection.

 

The result

The multi-coupling system helped Eaton cut down on the time needed for switching hoses and connections by almost 40 percent. Since this solution’s implementation, Eaton’s French facility has also seen a decrease in coolant spills – eliminating the need for absorbents, reducing the risk of slips or falls and limiting their need for coolant consumption.

 

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Staubli Corporation

Staubli Corporation

Stäubli is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery, quick release couplings and robotics systems. With a workforce of over 4500 employees Stäubli is present in 25 countries supported by a comprehensive distribution network in 50 countries worldwide. Stäubli's North American headquarters is located in Duncan, South Carolina and has over 200 employees supporting Textile, Connectors and Robotics customers, with a dynamic sales force strategically placed on the West Coast, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere throughout the continent.

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