The process which individually separate but related items are packaged, grouped and supplied together as one unit is known as Kitting. Getting the right part in the form you need is often just the beginning of your material supply challenge.
Our kitting process is focused on assisting and providing the necessary materials and services to complete a project.
Kits can be an integral part of your material and process solutions and an active part of your manufacturing, installation, and field repair process. This process allows the correct approved items with documentation and procedures to get the job done efficiently.
Our kitting process focuses on matching the part that is needed with other components as well as providing the instructions to assist in the completion of your project. KraFAB is known to assist customers with significant issues including a customer that had an issue with galvanic corrosion on large outdoor enclosures for electronic communication equipment.
We provide the EMI Gasket materials and design a solution that solves corrosion and shielding issues.
The next challenge was the need to support the customer’s subcontractors who were tasked with replacing the gaskets on the rooftops and towers. The solution was to offer a field repair and installation kits that include the gasket, instructions and other tools to assist in the completion of the project.
KraFAB recognizes the need for high quality, complementary product, and service that are specifically tailored to meet the exact specifications of the customer.
Some benefits of KraFAB Kitting includes:
- Avoids delay (all items are shipped together)
- Reduced material waste
- Improved manufacturing time
KraFAB offers a wide range of kitting solutions to meet the demands of the customers. Our step by step process allows matching of the correct part with other components while getting it in the hands of our customers.
KraFAB has a step by step process that allows matches the correct part with other components and gets it in the hands of our customers with the necessary tools and instructions. For more information in regards to our Kitting solution, contact KraFAB and a highly skilled representative will assist in answering any questions that you may have.
See how our wide-range of kitting solutions meet your needs.
A KraFab Kitting Case Study
How we do what we do BEST
As is often the case, KraFAB is asked to help with a gasket problem and we apply our wide range of expertise, services, and materials. We deliver a complete field repair kit to locations globally; solving for significant quality, warranty, and performance issues. This case study is for installed microwave communications systems.
A manufacturer of microwave communications equipment has a big problem with galvanic corrosions on large cast aluminum outdoor electronic enclosures. The enclosures are mounted on buildings and other elevated structures around the world. Each enclosure has a large gasket in a groove to provide an environmental seal and EMI Shielding on a large access door. Due to the outdoor environment and the type of conductive gasket, galvanic corrosion eats the aluminum housing away.
The Manufacturer Needs:
- Different gasket material that resists corrosion
- A gasket that works in the existing enclosure groove cross sections and lengths
- A gasket that works with the designed closure force for the doors in order to provide both environmental sealing and EMI Shielding
Beyond that, what they really need is a complete Field Repair Kit which includes:
- A material list and instructions for use in several languages for different enclosure models
- Tools and materials for removing the old gasket & preparing the gasket groove and door surface
- A new gasket
- New breather gasket assembly to prevent moisture build up in the enclosure
- Labeling and packaging materials for ease of use
- Kits labeled for shipment to locations around the world
KraFAB rapidly set up an assembly line for this customer which includes sourcing the components, cutting and splicing the gaskets to the required sizes. Finally, thousands of kits are assembled and shipped on an as-needed basis.