Pratt Statesville continues to invest in innovation with the installation of a fully automated material and tooling handling system. The system keeps track of every unit run off the corrugators and gives the operators total visibility of all work in process via monitors at every work station.
The system delivers all sheets, print plates, cutting dies, and inks to the presses as they are needed. It also automatically routes all multi-pass items back into the system for the second operation. When completed in September, plant capacity will increase while reducing waste. Furthermore, plant safety will be improved by the elimination of all fork truck traffic in converting.