We have a new video for assembling and adjusting linear motion carriages. The procedure is the same for the regular and extended carriages. You can view the video below or watch it from the product pages. Please feel free to send in suggestions for what you want to see improved or comments about the video.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Sometimes you make that purchase because it’s an incredible deal and you think you can “make it work”. Well, if we factor all the wasted time in, this gantry crane has been one of the biggest money sinks we’ve had. Now, we had to spend a little money for the forklift, but it’s hardly what […]
When you start on your lean journey, most often it’s the simple, cheap things that save a bunch of time. For $16 a bit, we save 30 minutes per kit or 50+ HOURS a year. Not only does this 2 Second Improvement save a ton of time, but it’s an example of Poke Yoke as […]
We are using FastCap’s ChopShop saw hood to save up clean up time at the miter saw station. The hood has saved us 10-15 minutes each day in clean up time and allows us to easily separate aluminum chips for recycling. In addition, the hood solved a minor safety problem; anyone walking behind the miter saw when […]
If you are watching this video and thinking “this is obvious” then you are correct. Even though it was obvious, we just lived with it because everything was always a mad rush to fill orders. Sorted, Swept, and Standardized. Now if I could only get 8020 to ship the extrusions without wrapping each one in […]
So What Is This Lean Thing? I have gotten a few questions on what exactly this Lean thing is and why we are doing it. Lean is a process pioneered by Toyota and implemented in shops all over the world. It is about continually improving every process you and your employees, from manufacturing to cleaning […]
The Black Friday sale is almost over. We have had an excellent response and I would like to thank everyone for the best Black Friday sale yet! All orders will be shipped and arrive at your door in time for Christmas. We added some new questions to the FAQ list that explain if we take […]
The Black Friday sale has begun. In addition to the price cuts on CNC Router Kits and Electronics, we are offering $10 Off all End Mill and V-Groove Starter Sets! The sale goes until 8 AM Tuesday morning, so you have plenty of time to take advantage of the sale. Happy Thanksgiving from Fine Line Automation!
For those thinking about buying a kit, we will be having a Black Friday sale again this year! $200 off any kit and $75 off all electronics kits. The sale will start at Midnight the Friday after Thanksgiving and go through Monday. All domestic orders that come in before December 16th, 2011 will be shipped […]
Today I spent 8 minutes looking for a particular blueprint for one piece a kit. I never did find it… I had enough and spent 10 minutes making this holder. I will never have to spend time looking for these papers again!