Hydralign Industry Leading Safety Chucks Brought to Market by Butler Automatic

By John Gonsalves, Purchasing Manager, Butler Automatic


While the market is in a state of hurried change – Hydralign Safety Chucks continue to be “rock solid”. Our obsession with high quality components, competitive pricing and lightning speed deliveries set us apart from the competition. Our safety chucks provide our customers with a quick change and improve cycle time at the end of their production process. By simply replacing the hardened upper and lower jaws our customers save time and money in replacement costs.

Many companies in our position would succumb to the temptation to outsource their safety chuck manufacturing. We choose instead to take advantage of our lean and continuous improvement assembly practices as well as our ISO 9001 accredited manufacturing facility to protect product superiority. Every component of our safety chuck is designed and manufactured in the United States to ensure the highest quality level possible. Our current fill rate on safety chuck orders is 95% with a company goal of 100%.

In today’s rapidly changing manufacturing landscape, we understand that delivering a clear, consistent message to our customers is now more important than ever. Our message is that Hydralign parts are available and we are ready to fulfill your needs.

For more information please visit http://www.butlerautomatic.com/hydralign. To place an order please call 1-800-688-0954, or email parts@butlerautomatic.com.

Butler Automatic Announces New Sales Director

Industry Veteran Brings Capital Equipment and Packaging Experience to the Team

Middleboro, MA - Butler Automatic is pleased to announce that Bob Hamilton has joined the sales team as Sales Director - EAST. A highly experienced sales executive with an extensive capital equipment and packaging background, Bob will be responsible for growing Butler equipment sales and key OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnerships.

“Butler Automatic has a unique position in the packaging industry where the focus on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and the exponential growth of flexible packaging applications are top-of-mind. Bob joining our team is well-timed and opportune.” states Phil Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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One Point Lesson Plans – An Effective Learning Tool In a Manufacturing Environment

By William Brum, P.E., Manager, Aftermarket Parts & Service at Butler Automatic, Inc.

Today’s manufacturing equipment can be complicated in nature with many integrated components all controlled by computerized technology. The responsibility of running and monitoring the equipment and process can be an intimidating task to an equipment operator on the production floor. Manufacturers have learned a simplified design combined with operator engagement is the best recipe to deliver a highly reliable process and quality product. One of the leading tools to accomplish this engagement is the use of the OPL or One Point Lesson Plan.

The One Point Lesson Plans are the cornerstone of any good technology transfer and training plan. As the term states, a One Point Lesson Plan is intended to transfer knowledge on one specific feature or function of a larger process. The format incorporates pictures to aide in the visualization of the task. As the tool is also used as a training aide, a training date and signature record is included. A Butler Automatic Splicer OPL can be seen in Figure 1. The OPL in figure 1 teaches an operator how to inspect film role core adaptors. Although simple in nature, a quality core adaptor contributes to the precise application of the film splicer when integrated with the larger production process.

Read more about One Point Lesson Plans in Manufacturing Global.