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Digitalisation ensures costs don’t go through the roof at IKO

30 June 2022

There are times when the continuous output of just one accurate, digital measurement can transform a manufacturer’s ability to control a production process.

IKO Roofing, a UK producer of roofing products, digitalised production speed data using a new laser-based, non-contact measurement technology from SICK. This solved a daily headache for operating engineers at one of its UK plants, while helping managers thousands of miles away to monitor output, costs and product quality. 

The production machine at IKO’s Appley Bridge site in the Lancashire town of Wigan produces well-known product brands for both commercial and domestic markets. These range from engineer-specified construction products for major developments to grades marketed to the consumer DIY market...

Read the full article in DPA's July issue

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