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Yaskawa: Driving Efficiency from the First Component

Feb 03, 2020

Last fall Drives & Control Solutions had the opportunity to tour Yaskawa America’s primary low voltage drive production facility. The facility is located in  Buffalo Grove, IL, just outside of Chicago. Hosting both an assembly facility and roughly 100,000 sq/ft warehouse and distribution centre, the site is quite impressive, particularly considering the level of efficiency employed.

Personally, I was immediately struck when walking onto the manufacturing floor by the hygienic feel and extremely quiet environment. This is something I didn’t expect for an assembly facility, particularly considering they are also assembling motors within the same space.

The level of organization is a direct reflection and consistent with Yaskawa quality, and in fact is the driving force behind it.

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