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Spika Design & Manufacturing Inc - Q&A with Rick Zaitonia, Kuka Systems Aerospace Group: Integrators Outsourcing Work Platforms

October 26, 2016View for printing

Rick Zaitonia, project manager for KUKA Systems North America, approached Spika about partnering to custom design mobile work platforms for assembly lines. Spika sat with him for a Q&A about the successes and challenges of outsourcing the work platforms for his assembly line.

Between the robotics required to build the equipment to the hundreds of tools necessary to support the manufacturing process, engineers are overloaded with developing customized systems and tools that not only satisfy the needs of the manufacturing line, but also meet or exceed safety standards, utilize ergonomics that promote efficiency, and employ cutting-edge designs that require little maintenance or repair.

While top-notch engineers are available to develop these systems, resources need to focus on the most complex and technical aspects of the line -- which is why integrators are beginning to outsource their work platform design to experts in the work platform industry. Why spend valuable time reinventing the work platform when there are experts that already know how?

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