PEKO Precision Products

The PEKO Perspective: Less Meeting More Making

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 23, 2019 1:05:00 PM

In manufacturing, we are used to major projects taking months from prototype to production.  Without fail, this involves weekly meetings with internal personnel like managers, operations personnel, floor managers purchasing and of course, the customer.  This usually means getting half a dozen people in the room to solve problems, delegate and usually make some committee decisions.  Heck, we struggle to cut an hour off the setup time for a part but have six folks with ties sitting in a meeting for an hour to discuss it.  We all know this isn't the most efficient way to communicate.  Do we even know if it's effective?  Is this just our comfort zone? Here at PEKO we are well aware of the costs associated with getting so many people in the room for an hour each time.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

PRODUCT REVIEW: GAT Systems Powder Coat Line

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 17, 2019 1:02:49 PM

Product Type: Powder Coat Line 

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Topics: Product Review

Attaining High-Quality Production Through a Robust Quality System

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 16, 2019 11:15:00 AM

The Quality System is the backbone of a successful and repeatable manufacturing system.  The strongest companies employ a QMS that oversees all facets of the contract manufacturing operation.  With these systems in place, products can be built repeatably each and every day, dramatically reducing the chance of discrepant products ever reaching the customer destination.  

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Topics: ISO13485, Quality Assurance, Quality Control

The PEKO Perspective: IoT or Not?

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 15, 2019 3:15:00 PM

We keep hearing that the Internet of Things, or IoT is coming.  In many cases, it's already here.  Your watch knows how many steps you've taken, your phone knows where you are, your fridge knows if you have any limes in the fridge.  It won't be too long before your blender sends you a text that your spouse is making margaritas so please pick up some lime juice on your way home from work.

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Product Review: Keyence Vision System

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 15, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Product Type: Vision System

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Topics: Product Review

Product Review: KIWA Methods-KMH-1000B

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 12, 2019 12:26:09 PM

Product Type: CNC Machine

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Topics: Product Review

The PEKO Perspective: "Wear" can we improve efficiency?

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 9, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Everywhere you look you see people and their wearables.  People tracking calories, activities, movements, etc.  I stumbled upon an article by Jeff Elliott titled "Miniaturizing Smart Wearables and Activity Tracking" in US TECH magazine, of which I am currently subscribed.  The article is a great primer on the inner workings of wearables and touches on their future.  But with the technology growing, I couldn't help but think, how can the wearable industry help optimize manufacturing? 

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How Program Managers Drive the Success of Your Project

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 9, 2019 10:15:00 AM

From the Program Management team to the corporate executive team, it's absolutely critical that a communication line is established with the customer, when it comes to Contract Manufacturing.  The CM should be proactive in their efforts to ensure that inevitable manufacturing concerns can be remedied with the customer as soon as possible.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, machinery manufacturing

The PEKO Perspective: Fighting for the underdog

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 5, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Not even last week, we published a PEKO Perspective article that applauded Larry Fast on his contributions to his community via manufacturing education.   I hadn't planned on writing a similar article so soon, but when  I read Adrienne Selko's article "The Skills Gap is a Lie, Says Titan Gilroy", it was near and dear to my heart.  

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Topics: CNC Machining

Product Review: Mighty Viper PMC Bridge Mill–4127

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 3, 2019 1:57:17 PM

Product Type: CNC Machine

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Topics: Product Review