Kaman Automation’s engineers are available to examine our customers’ control panel require­ments; manufacturing and testing procedures; production volume and demand timing; shipping requirements; and any in-field technical support needs.

Five specific areas where Kaman adds value to OEM Control Panel develop­ment include:

Value Engineering

This process typically involves a detailed technical review of the customer’s application and bill of materials. Our engineers work with our supply chain specialists to specify the most price competitive components, while ensuring compli­ance with function and design objec­tives. This process includes a focus on manufacturing efficiencies and other benefits derived from a Design for Manufacturing approach.

OEM Control Panels

Kaizen Event

Frequently used to support Value Engineering exercis­es, Kaman often hosts Kaizen Events involving a customer’s engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and product managers. Kaman facilitators work directly with the customer to achieve cost reduction goals but frequently find that the synergistic cooperation also leads to improvements to the overall product design.

Component Inventory Management

Engineered inventory management and stocking agreements allow Kaman to assure its OEM custom­ers that the necessary components will be available during standard and peak production cycles.

Codes & Standards Compliance

The Kaman team can work as a virtual extension of your product engineering team, modifying designs for compliance to the applicable NEC/UL, IEC/CE and other codes as required, and can typically provide the construction file necessary for final CE marking or system installation.

Enhanced Manufacturing Capabilities

Kaman’s manufacturing capabilities are not limited to control panels and cables. Depending upon the product type and physical size, custom electromechanical sub-assemblies and fully assembled and tested complementary products are also available.