With this new approach, we have proven time reductions, especially for measurement, while improving yields. Our shop can produce 1,000 cuts per day. Many shops still using manual processes get 1/10th of this productivity.
Off-site fabrication racks improve on-time deliverability. We typically deliver the pipes the day the floor is ready, with none of the usual time delays. Plus, pipe production is all done in a controlled environment.
On a recent job, we produced 204,000 feet of pipe (12,000 feet of copper pipe per floor times 17 floors). The entire production required only three days, where it was placed on a truck and delivered to the job site.