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Feb 11
2015

Process improvement by eliminating a hazardous, manual labor task

Problem: A medical device manufacturer was using Polyisobutylene polymer to produce Electrocardiogram heart patches. Although the customer’s material usage was relatively low, the feed material was only available in 79 lb bale form. The customer had employees cutting small squares from rubber bales using razor blade knives. Several lost time injuries resulted from this process. […]

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