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The XS Plant: The Vertical Line for Window Makers

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The XS Plant: The Vertical Line for Window Makers

Carlo Zucchetti, Trasmetal S.p.A., Milano, Italy


ABSTRACT—An innovative vertical line managed by one or two people is capable of powder coating
enough profiles for the needs of the medium-sized window fabricator. The line introduces the concepts of
“lean manufacturing” in window making, drastically improving flexibility, shortening the time to market,
saving operation costs, minimizing the profiles stock and the running capital, and optimizing production

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