DIXIE uses state-of-the-art, automated, high production equipment for its plating processes.
DIXIE's automatic lines are controlled by Programmable Logic Controller's (PLC) with touch screen interface. These automatic lines have been custom built by DIXIE's Engineering Team to provide increased efficiency and greater flexibility. For example, production lines are built to minimize material handling on the plant floor and maximize material throughput on the process while maintaining a high level of quality.
DIXIE's capabilities include:
5 Automatic Zinc Process Lines
4 Manual Process Lines
AA Unit (ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROPHOTOMETER) This instrument is used for analysis of the following:
X-Ray Thickness Tester
DATA-TRACKING COMPUTER SYSTEMS have been implemented at DIXIE to provide the company with vital information. Managers can identify production levels, uptime and downtime of process lines, and machine efficiencies. These figures are printed daily and serve as benchmarks in an attempt to increase productivity and efficiency.
INTEGRATED COMPUTER SYSTEMS also track process line cost data on a real-time basis. Such information provides managers with an up-to-date cost analysis of each production line. Actual cost per machine cycle is computed and analyzed.