Automation increases Dolle’s production capacity by 50%

Dolle A/S Frøstrup

Dolle A/S is one of the world’s leading staircase producers and is the European market leader. The primary product is attic ladders that are produced at the Frøstrup factory in the northwest of Jutland.

In close collaboration with management and employees, NTO has developed and implemented control systems for the new production structure. The old production line has been replaced by assembly stations, where the employees put the attic ladders together one at a time. The production process has been optimised by an advanced and future-proof automation, based on barcode information and RFID chips on each of the different components. That is vital in order to differentiate between the more than 350 variants of the world renowned Dolle Attic Stairs.

The new system has increased both capacity and efficiency, just like management asked for, and has also meant greater flexibility and fewer mistakes. All of which are defining factors in the survival and success in a global marketplace, where Danish production is still doing well thanks to the sweeping optimisation of the manufacturing process.

– At Dolle we’re very good at everything to do with stairs, but we know full well that we need help from the outside when it comes to logistics. That’s why we contacted the logistic advisors at Langebæk Logistik, who recommended NTO as a competent partner for development and implementation of production control and software, COO Lars Torrild informs.

NTO leverer komplette maskinstyringer

NTO har siden 2003 leveret komplette maskinstyringer til specialmaskiner i industrien. Vi har bl.a. hjulpet Pressalit A/S med styringer til over 40 pressere. Her var opgaven at standardisere styringerne, så de blev så ens som muligt. Det er løst med tre basisstyringer med kodebaser i softwaren. Styringerne er koblet i netværk, så produktionsordrer hentes fra overliggende IT-systemer og der færdigmeldes med kvalitetsdata tilbage til IT-systemerne. Pressalit har også fået en Engineering-server med egen adgang og ejerskabet over den nyeste software.

Vil du vide mere om fremstilling af nye eller opgradering af forældede styringer til specialmaskiner og opdatering af styringssoftware, så kontakt NTO på +45 9715 3344 og tal med Henrik, Peter eller Torben

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