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Forwell Paves Way for Modern Automation Machinery


Forwell Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. focuses on developing automatic quick die/mold change systems for entire factory floors. The firm has rolled out innovative and mature automation equipment for machine tools and machinery for plastics since 1987, intending to improve efficiency, reduce work labor, and offer safer working environments.

Forwell quick die change system (Photo courtesy of Forwell Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.)Forwell quick die change system (Photo courtesy of Forwell Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.)
Machinery Industry Automation is Inevitable Trend
President Hsiao Wen-lung pointed out the potential of investing in automation equipment over 30 years ago. In that period, the automation industry was still in its infancy, and Taiwan lacked quick die/mold change system equipment as well, fully relying on imports. Regarding this as a new, uncultivated frontier, Hsiao decided to carve a role in this niche market at the time. To this day, Forwell continues to invest heavily in developing new automation technologies. However, the firm had faced several challenges in that era when attempting to expand its market share, including the fact that the amount of labor readily available meant automation was not as needed. Yet, the circumstances did not hinder Hsiao's long-term plans to continue to focus on R&D, as he saw automation for its future potential instead of its short-term gains. He stood fast with his decision to stay on the road less taken, and to strengthen the company's role in automation.

Recently, with industry upgrades and Taiwan's 2025 economic initiatives underway, both heavily require automation systems to increase manufacturing efficiency and quality. The current trends have proven to be favorable for Forwell, however, but it is not entirely based on luck, rather on the continual accumulation of technological experience, the team's dedication to innovation, and the leader's steadfast and foresightedness attitude. Managing a company is the act of maintaining momentum, Hsiao said, likening altruism in social welfare. He added that upgrading the industry and improving Chinese manufacturing quality should both be operations based on logic, standardization, automation, and implementation of smart features, to automate a factory floor. The current climate is the perfect recipe for Forwell to show its experience and serves as a critical turning point for sustaining the machinery industry.

Forwell's Quick Die/Mold Change System Boasts Modular Design
Forwell's expertise in producing quick mold change systems has in turn accumulated real-life application know-how, including fields in stamping, forging, die-casting industry, metal cutting, plastic injection, tire industry, as well as plastic and rubber raw material factories. These are all fields that Forwell has worked in by offering customization services for clients. Data on Forwell's quick mold change systems show at the best circumstances, it could shorten a mold change, usually a 30-minute-long operation, to only 3 minutes. Shortening operation time can introduce further impact on the production chain, and increase manufacturing volume, as well as reducing human error and ensuring better safety for personnel.

The biggest feature of Forwell's quick mold change system is its modular design. Since the president's entrepreneurial foray into the industry, Hsiao has continued to keep modular design concepts. Incorporating a systematic design to machinery bodies is consistent with Forwell's standards, as the firm believes that designing and maintenance are two sides of a coin. In essence, this makes it easier to change, maintain, and upgrade parts. One-body modular design system such as “block-to-block” concepts at Forwell is an example of Hsiao's belief that understanding both design and maintenance are equally crucial. This has allowed the firm to offer long-term factory operations, easy maintenance, upgrades, and quick processing adjustments to its quick die/mold change systems, die/mold cart systems, and die/mold storage systems. Forwell can still offer repairs and upgrades to products that were bought by clients 30 years ago, thanks to consistent designs. This is an unparalleled advantage for manufacturers as it allows them to offer sustainable services to their clients.

Forwell's strength is in its ability to customize systems for different industries. Aside from working with clients on primary machinery and stamping presses, the firm has recently begun to assist global plastic material firms to standardize their factory operations. This role to plan out automated die/mold change systems and quick clampers can help factories achieve a safer operating environment. Die/mold change is an incredibly time-consuming process. Current technological trends show that cutting metals and plastic ejection operation speeds have reached its peak, yet mold change speeds are still lagging. Moreover, the larger a piece of machinery is, the slower the process of mold changing is, and factories would need to procure more equipment to assist die/mold changes. Therefore, automated operation is an incredibly attractive choice for global manufacturers.

On the other hand, Forwell also partook in special projects like increasing material feeding speeds into spot welders. This particular client employed Forwell's quick clampers and machine arms for welding and thus shortened processing times. Be it standardized or unique client needs, Forwell can most definitely apply their knowledge and boost clients' operation efficiency.

No. 399, Mingsheng Rd., Sec. 2, Pusin Township, Changhua County, Taiwan 513
Fax: 886-4-834-5197
Website: www.forwell.com

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