Long before it needed help with manufacturing and logistics, a major lighting OEM teamed with MES, Inc. on the development of a new luminaire. As a result of involving MES in the product’s earliest design stages, development time for the new luminaire was shortened dramatically.
A flange used globally posed a cost and supply problem for Schneider Electric. The challenge presented to MES was to reduce the flange’s production cost while securing its availability. MES was able to meet Schneider’s needs by delivering an end-to-end engineering solution. THE CHALLENGE The Schneider component consisted of a nut and a flange. Both parts were stainless steel, a relatively expensive option that had originally been chosen in order to withstand outdoor applications where potential exposure to moisture, cold or chemical environments could otherwise result in corrosion and component failure. The nut had been brazed to the flange. The use of stainless steel and the added production step of brazing meant increasingly higher production costs for the component, and Schneider was seeking an alternative that would reduce cost without compromising the durability of the finished part. THE SOLUTION MES proposed an engineering solution that would lower the component’s manufacturing […]
Fast sourcing turnaround by Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o. allowed a lighting manufacturer, LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o., to showcase its new lighting product at the 2018 light + building Exhibition in Frankfurt. With operations located in Zielona Góra, Poland, LUG Light Factory was seeking to launch its AVENIDA line of aluminum die cast lighting parts at light + building. These aluminum parts are used for products lighting a variety of residential and public spaces including avenues, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, promenades and residential roadways, among other applications. LUG chose Euro Metrics as the supplier in this project based on the company’s global sourcing capabilities and its proven history of short lead times for tool building. Euro Metrics managed to deliver the first AVENIDA samples within 55 days. That allowed LUG to assemble the lighting samples it needed to launch the AVENIDA product line at the Frankfurt show. The AVENIDA […]