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Emerson completes $8M in upgrades to Indiana facility

September 10, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

Emerson has completed $8 million in upgrades to its Rushville, IN plant. The upgrades are part of an effort to enhance its Copeland compressor remanufacturing capabilities and OEM manufacturing operations.

The company has invested $13 million in the plant since 2013, with a series of upgrades completed since 2015.

Those upgrades include the addition of Okuma machine centres with an auto-load system; a switch to cellular assembly with various compressor sizes on one line; and installation of a new parts washing process.

Additional upgrades to the facility aim to prevent operational disruptions and enhance safety.

“With the increased adoption of digital and smart technologies and more complicated equipment, these investments have allowed us to shift to faster, more efficient equipment and significantly improve employee training, thereby simplifying processes for operators,” said Thomas Chrysler, refrigeration product planner at Emerson.

Future projects include the introduction of metrology equipment for targeted equipment replacements. www.emerson.com



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