Keith Co. Partners with Smith International to Automate Diamond Tool Bit Manufacturing Operation
September 11, 2001
Keith Co., Los Angeles, Calif., was awarded a contract from Smith International, Houston, Tex., to design and manufacture a totally automated, high-temperature diamond tool bit processing system. Several of the key issues of the project were process improvement capabilities, production bottlenecking, operator safety in moving hot loads, loading and unloading difficulties and integrating new hardware with existing equipment. New production supervision, tracking and quality control capabilities are also part of the upgraded control system.