Foodservice Equipment Takeover

A customer needed outside support to take over an internal production line which was making foodservice equipment from #4 brushed stainless steel. WMPI took the project in-house and supplied laser cutting, punching, forming, welding, assembly, testing and managing purchased components. The goal was to have this lined up and running concurrent with customer operations within 4 months.

In just 8 weeks, WMPI’s engineering team gathered all current process information and began producing product, including UL approval. We now ship the full volume directly to the customer’s warehouse. We fully assemble the units at our facility, including serialization, functional testing and Hipot testing. This allowed our customer to shift internal resources to other projects without any disruption in monthly shipments. Our 3-shift capacity has allowed us to meet current delivery volumes as well as handle a recent 8% increase in volume.

Foodservice Equipment Takeover
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Project Details

Product Description

Foodservice Equipment

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Laser Cutting & Bending

Secondary:
Welding, Assembly, & Testing

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Fiber Laser, CNC Punch, Hardware Insertion. MIG & TIG Welding, Spot Welding, Assembly, Some Polishing, Packaging, Hipot tester

Overall Part Dimensions

36 x 36 x 72"

Tightest Tolerances

±.010"

Material Used Stainless Steel
Max Material Finish #4 Brush with vinyl
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed Virtek Scanner, Faro Arm and Fit & Function, Hipot test, functional & temperature testing
Estimated Part Weight 100 lbs.
Industry for Use Food Service
Volume 2,000 yearly
Delivery Location Midwest, USA
Standards Met

UL Listing
Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing,
Customer supplied testing requirements
MIL specifications
ASME Y14.5M-1994
MIL-C-5541

Product Name Foodservice Equipment