Competing in manufacturing often means figuring out ways to outdo yourself. So when our multicooler engineering team investigated how to improve and reduce costs on jumper pipes, they began thinking outside of the box – and pipe.
Our own Afsheen Mozammel, a senior processing engineer, is part of the team recognized for ushering in massive changes to the mass production process, which resulted in significantly lowering the cost and number of products used in securing these unique condensers. By brazing the pipes, associates use less time driving-in screws (8 less screws, to be exact) and can more efficiently weld or crimp on new extruded metal brackets before brazing.
When the 2019 model year multicoolers start rolling off our assembly lines, the estimated savings are up to $3.3 million per year. Thanks to Afsheen and her team, DENSO is saving both time and money one jumper pipe at a time.