With the implantation of our HoD Robots we have added a truly functional and reliable component to our manufacturing process. Our employees have embraced the change knowing that these improvements will make their jobs easier, while at the same time maintaining the quality and consistency especially with our connector plates. With the uniformity of the robotic system and the excellent service and support we receive it helps lay to rest our concerns with labor shortages we have experienced knowing we can count on them to operate every day. The safety protocols with the equipment are top notch and everyone that works around the robots with confidence, the typical injuries from extra handling of the component materials has been practically eliminated.
The HoD system has created a lot of excitement and employee engagement in our organization. Our employees have been eager to learn and work with this exciting new technology. The quality of the trusses and plate placement is substantially better than
a manual build and the output on the machine is extremely reliable and predictable. We used to touch a piece of lumber fourteen times and now we touch it between 4 and 5 depending on the product mix. It was both more efficient and less impactful on people.