We Automated our Middle Name
TURBOCAM launched its TURBOCAM Automated Production Systems (TAPS) division in 2001 with the goal of running 24x7, and fully unmanned on Sundays. Today, TAPS has the capacity to turn out over 400,000 turbocharger impellers annually.
Along with impellers, TAPS produces a similar number of turbocharger turbine nozzles, and assembly of these parts required difficult operations that threatened repetitive-motion injuries for our workers. TAPS has developed many robot-operated systems that automate these mundane tasks. One such system was named "Best in Class" for Six Sigma efforts at our customer, Cummins Inc.