Find out why and how presidents of MOBIO exhibitors started “INNOVATION and CHALLENGE” through the special interview.
”Meet the President” No.54 is Mr. Sasaki of SASAKI CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. (More info.)

- Chemical polishing solution, Oxide film remover, Stripping solution

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Basic Business Principle – Problem Solving

Since its foundation, it is the Sasaki’s everlasting business principle to search for potential demand in a market and to relieve manufacturing difficulties from operators.

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Therefore an “S-Clean” product line, neutral rust remover, was developed to avoid product damage without using a toxic substance, such as hydrochloric acid or nitric acid.

Sasaki said, “We have improved its efficiency several times to be used for electronic components for LCD TVs when it was mainstream of TV business. Now it is widely used for solar cell components. At each manufacturing site, customers appreciate its neutrality because it is much easier to manipulate.”

SJ-Gel Won “2016 New Selection in Kansai” by MITI, Japan

Since Sasaki was assigned as a CEO, he paid his attention to develop new products, new services and expansion of branded products. One of new products is an oxide film remover “S-PURE SJ-Gel”, designed to respond to voices from welding workshops who wanted to solve problems in water quality and environment.
“Is they any oxide film remover that does not contain nitric acid and phosphorus to solve effluent problem?” was requested by welding operators to Sasaki. Sasaki decided to start a product development. In order to apply its remover to more locations and to reduce effluent problem, Sasaki’s engineering team struggled to develop a gel type remover.

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The team came to a rough idea to create a new remover by using chloride-based chemicals without using poisonous substances, however it took three years for the team to find out the best compounding mix. When a SJ-Gel was released in 2012, it was well accepted by welders owing to its convenience of brushing and feasible reduction of drainage problem.

Sasaki said “I have requested a public research institute to analyze metal surface condition after removing an oxide film caused by welding. And it was proved SJ-Gel created a protective film on metal surface that has durability more than equal to treatment result by popular nitric hydrofluoric acid. Such an official proof assisted SJ-Gel to promote its outstanding technology and resulted in “2016 New Selection in Kansai” by MITI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan).

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Because it is not poisonous substance, it can be distributed through online selling system. To penetrate such distribution, Sasaki developed three types to have established new business market. Especially 300g type is widely appreciated by small welding factories and has been selected by more than 60 on-line business companies as a hot seller.

An alchemist style manufacturing

Sasaki describes his company as “an alchemist style chemicals manufacturer”, that means Sasaki has invented series of epoch-making products by compounding pharmaceutical and different material effectively. Instead of setting up major production system, as an SME, Sasaki has established high-mix low-volume production system, that effectively maneuvers to fit a market need.
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“Dry-Keep” is a patented and popular product, created through such a chemical compounding technology in 1989, by kneading hygroscopic agent in a plastic resign. It is possible to form “moisture absorbing” bags and containers to package valuable medicines and foods because “Dry-Keep” application does not require any drying silica gel. It reduces material consumption and extends product life-span and awarded by Kyoto Eco-Style Product in 2015.

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Taking command of a corps in a battle, Sasaki is tackling another object. Sasaki said, “Since a corporate foundation Sasaki has worked in a pharmaceutical market, now we would like to enter a new market. Expanding our business domain in a science category, I wish to put in place a new business framework that can meet the needs of the times, such as to provide services to improve manufacturing productivity, to develop eco and human friendly technology and etc.”


Interviewed on March 17, 2016

Send your question or request from here to Sasaki.

 

The cross-industry meeting in the MOBIO Tech Hall is filled with topics. Three exhibitors explained their state-of-the-art technologies on April 12.

Participants asked many questions to speakers, such as “Does it mean …?”, “So do you think …”.

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●New products for construction market

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SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO.,LTD. (More info.)

1)The first launch in the industry! The metallic color sealant is suitable for aluminum plate sealing, Denatured metallic M, and is usable to overcoat sheet metal repairing.
2)Peel off  when the paste thickened!  The new gel type paste is good to post papers on the concrete wall where rivets are improper, that is distributed through online sale channel.
3)Luminous in the darkness: A selant is formed of a resin material containing luminous phosphor in a synthetic resin.

●Shave metals, cut operation hour, reduce production cost

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SOLID TOOL CO., LTD. (More info.)

1)One carbide tool works as five tools

Formed (stepped) carbide tools can precisely finish holes in 2 to 10 steps. One formed tool can perform H7 (JIS standard) finishing, replacing combined works using several different tools, and reducing the number of processing steps and production lead time, exclusively by each users.

2)Finishing multi-stage holes

Using an integrated, multi-step burnishing reamer designed to match the shape of the work piece can serveseveral functions at the same time, solving the problem of concentricity or coaxiality and reducing total work time.

●Speed reduction to transmit increased power

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MAKISHINKO CO.,LTD. (More info.)

1)The warm reduction gear market leader in Japan! It offers a wide product line including 1M tall size, applicable models for multistage parking system, moving a stage curtain and  a lighting apparatus at a stage setting and etc.

The latest introduction is a aluminum body series, whose weight is lighter by 45 percent for easier installation to machinery. Moreover its surface area is increased by 200 percent to increase heat radiation drastically.

2)Its jack line is well-known to offer variation of product range in the industry. The large type lift the vessel at the ship yard and some models are equipped in the stage setting. The displayed jack in the Tech Hall is capable to lift 500 kgs.

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Frank discussion continued overtime and participants were relaxed and enjoyed their free time as much as possible. We, at MOBIO, really look forward to collaborate with participants all the year round.

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MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering, held twice a month. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely. In May MOBIO goes out the Tech. Hall and holds the Meeting in the town hall at Settsu city in Osaka. Hand-on communication among companies is to be delivered by speakers from Settsu city and MOBIO.

Date: May 12 (Thu)  PM 6:30 – PM 8:30

Location: Settsu city, Osaka

➡Read more information.

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It was another fun time to know attractive technology informed by exhibitors: Aluminum body warm reduction gear, metallic color sealant, high-efficiency cutting tool, etc. Watch and listen exhibitors’ presentation. Read company details from here:

MAKISHINKO CO., LTD.

SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO., LTD.

SOLID TOOL CO., LTD.

 

MOBIO Cafe Meeting on March 23 was a memorable gathering, celebrating its 100th session. All participating exhibitors (twelve) joined to explain technologies. It was another step forward to develop new business among participating parties. MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering, held twice a month. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely.

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●Extinguishing fire earlier with water saving function

ECTechno Inc. ⇒Click for more info.

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A portable fire extinguishing unit with a water saving nozzle is connectable to the nearest water faucet to the origin to a fire.

●Aiming at the Japan’s leading plastic hook manufacturer

KAWASHIMA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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It offers rapid integrated support for planning, injection molding, ultrasonic welding, paining, coating and assembly of plastic products.

●Fabricating prototypes for a new product development

TAISEI MONAC CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Whether plastic or metal, it provides a wide range of cutting, machining and other work techniques to produce realistic models.

●A vanishing scrub agent in a hand-wash detergent

SUZUKI YUSHI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Adding to an inorganic spherical porous particle for use in chemistry, it introduced a new industrial hand-wash detergent that include a vanishing scrub agent.

●Metal machining from made-to-order parts to mass production parts

KINKI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Applying its expertise fabricating hydraulic cylinder parts for hair dressing chairs, it offers a high-mix low-volume machining production.

●Its pre-coating process makes the difference!

FUTABA-TOSO CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Its original putty protects metal castings from oil for more than 30 years and bake coating of rich colors provides functionality and beauty of a machinery.

●Helping stamping processes reduction up to 1/6 by a mold

KONISHI METAL MOLD ENGINEERING ,LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Its “new hybrid mold” is an entirely new mold technology to simultaneously conduct processing and machine processing.

●Thin plate welding by laser: The world leading operation for lithium batteries

 SANGO INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Its ultra thin plate welding technology has developed another step forward realizing “alloying” by different metal welding, such as combinations of aluminum and phosphor bronze, and nickel and iron.

●An information operations through “creating stories’ about “assets’

Osaka Chaos CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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It aims at strategic collaboration to enhance companies’ values through multifaceted creation of services and markets.

●The Last Stronghold for Weatherability (light resistance) Testing

KANSAI LABORATORY CO., LTD. ⇒Click for more info.

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One year’s outdoor exposure can be reproduced in two to three days by super-accelerated testing equipment for discoloration and degradation of plastics, films and metallic paints.

●An ultra thin rubber sheet

KAMEIDO RUBBER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.

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With its unique technology the ultra thin like 0.1 mm rubber sheets are available.

●Multilayer bellows for vacuum and high pressure applications

MITSUMOTO RASENKAN KOGYO CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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Using an original deep drawing technology, it reduces thin plate ( 0.1 mm) to fabricate thin and equally thin wall, offering great flexibility and a large contraction ratio.

●Metalworking will be improved by made-to-order lubricants!

KANSAI TOKUSYU KOSAKU-YU CO., LTD. ⇒ Click for more info.

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It uses a trial and error approach to develop metalworking fluids that meet customers’ needs, and manufactures them in small lots.

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Frank discussion continued overtime and participants were relaxed and enjoyed their free time as much as possible. We, at MOBIO, really look forward to collaborate with participants all the year round.

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The next MOBIO Cafe Meeting will be hosted on April 12 by three exhibitors.

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The MOBIO Cafe Meeting on March 23 was the 100th anniversary session.

All the participating exhibitors explained their technology with their products in hand.

MOBIO Cafe Meeting on March 16 was Technology presentation by exhibitors at a March special display on “Prepare for emergency by new products”. It was another step forward to develop new business among participating parties. MOBIO Café Meeting is a cross-industry gathering, held twice a month. It offers opportunity to participants asking any questions freely.

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●Chain stairs for evacuation to higher elevation

MATSUMORA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Read corp. details)

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Due to the special structure, safe and stable stairs can be easily installed at low cost on steep slopes not by specialists during a short period. The stairs are ideal for forest conservation work sites because they can be easily installed and removed.

● A pinpoint earthquake warning system

ISAAC CO., LTD.

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A device automatically transmit warning signals before an earthquake hit the specific site, by receiving data from Japan Meteorological Agency to calculate the expected arrival time and the seismic intensity based on registered latitude, longitude and soil hardness.

●A knock-down type storage box with a palette

ADF CO., LTD.

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An aluminium frame storage box can be easily assembled, stacked up to four high and is accessible to a cargo in a bottom box due to a detachable front cover. It meets the sanitation control standard code such as HACCP.

●Solar cell powered LED guidance sign

 ECO FUTURE CO., LTD.

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An unit has three advantages to be used in the night. They are 1)Solar cells covered an entire inner surface 2)Using popular rechargeable batteries for easier maintenance 3) No power wiring required.

●A rescue stretcher to be handled by three citizens

KISHO CO., LTD.

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A portable stretcher is light weight (2 kgs) and equipped with a shoulder strap for easier handling by senior citizens. Its structure helps maneuvering the stretcher even at stairs, that was hard to handle by bar stretchers.

●Luminous type evacuation guidance sign

CODOMO ENERGY CO., LTD.

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Even when there were no electricity, a luminous type evacuation guidance sign is visible in the dark. Because it is composed of ceramics and luminous materials, it brightens longer, is durable and heat resistant without any maintenance work.

●Portable water purification system

JTOP CO., LTD.

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At  homes or shelters, its device purifies river water or lake water to provide with a colorless, odorless and transparent water abundantly. The company helps recycle its carbon content to reactivate by super heated steam

●Emergency LED panel guide

TSUKUSHI CRAFTS CO., LTD.

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It is a guidance panel made of corrugated card board building materials and LED, lasting three hours at a power failure. Normally it is a normal sign board and will be switched to show evacuating guidance sign. It is economical at a self standing structure and can be used at shelters.

●A two-in-one life vest

NEST JAPAN CO., LTD.

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It is a convenient life-saving product, combined a bag pack and a life vest. Detecting water its shoulder strap automatically expands to be used as a float and items stored in the back pack is easily taken out.

●A waterstop CFRP board

NOMURA FOUR C’S CO., LTD.

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Because a board is made of CFRP, its weight (13 kgs) is 1/3 comparing to prevailing aluminum type, to be handled by one person.  It is stronger, more rigid and possible to install immediately at an underground space entrance with a one-touch connection.

●A clear body fire extinguisher

HATSUTA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.

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A stored pressure type fire extinguisher with transparent plastic body is the first in the world. It has a soft touch, is light weight (4 kgs vs. 5 kgs./conventional type)  and easy for senior citizens and children.

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Frank discussion continued overtime and participants were relaxed and enjoyed their free time as much as possible. We, at MOBIO, really look forward to collaborate with participants all the year round.

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The next MOBIO Cafe Meeting will be hosted on March 23 by exhibitors and is the 100th anniversary session. Read on for details and register participation in advance from here!

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Hot news from March 16, MOBIO Cafe Meeting

Join the Cafe Meeting in the Tech Hall and learn the full story from next time.

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Read on schedule from here

View how its works! The First LED Indicator Type in the world among magnetic float liquid level gauges (Pat. Registered) developed by SAWADA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD., Japan.

More info: SAWADA SEISAKUSHO 

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Makishinko’s unique gear transmission technology provides reliable support to industries.

They recently updated display by using moving demonstration model.

Find out why and how presidents of MOBIO exhibitors have started “INNOVATION and CHALLENGE” through the special interview.
”Meet the President” No.53 is Mr. Shirooka of TAIYO PARTS CO., LTD. (Read on details)

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- Metal parts, housing equipment and apparatus

One stop shop to offer design, manufacturing, processing and assembling

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Major machinery companies and housing equipment companies consider Taiyo as the indispensable partner, who provides aluminum die cast parts, rubber parts and plastic parts. At aluminum parts business, it is capable to design mold, cast, press, machine, trim, assembly for various sizes. Especially its “UNIT DIE SYSTEM” (called eco-die cast system) is patented and saves mold cost and operation cost drastically. Shirooka clearly said his business strategy, “We are the late comer in manufacturing market. Therefore from the corporate establishment I challenged to cultivate exclusiveness as a factory, considering conditions to set the company to be selected by customers. It ends up with present five business principles and those uniqueness and differentiation from others enable customer to leave business to us. They believe that Taiyo can do it!”

1) Process any materials by any manufacturing technology

2) Production expertise from unit production, unit combination to assembly

3) Unit die system to save manufacturing cost and to run extremely small lot

4) Off shore facility to supply to global market

5) Engineering department to propose unit from the scratch

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

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▲UNIT DIE SYSTEM – Saves mold cost by half, allows extremely small lot run from 50 pcs

Taiyo’s unit die system (Eco-die-casting) is widely known in the industries as the very unique technology, that is considered to be ideal for small lot production run such as medical equipment components and its demand is increasing. Companies notice its advantage that the exclusive mold is made from the scratch at much less cost than machined mold cost.

“Twenty years ago when I proposed to kick off this development, I received negative response from all members. I knew it was quite natural because we had no such a request, had to invest huge amount of money and to assign dedicated members. However, if my proposal was turned down, we could have never accomplished today’s business,” Shirooka said. He had been firmly convinced that there should be needs for “extremely small lot run” between prototyping and small lot run. He persuaded continuously that if Taiyo could offer such an assistance to companies, they would request Taiyo for prototyping and small lot production run, and started the project. He came up with the idea to apply mass production technology to small lot run by creating the mold base unit that is commonly used and to insert the custom-made small mold, that saves customer’s mold cost tremendously and installed equipment  step by step.

Shirooka said, “Starting the project, we had noticed that making mold would be made by everybody but die casting process was obstacle, requiring advanced engineering. That’s why nobody had every tried. And I thought we would do it! 15 years ago we had assigned the unit die system section to run exclusively small lot only with dedicated engineers.” Noticeably this organization change was quite successful to have developed further technology for customer’s benefit, to reduce mold material consumption by 50%, mold processing hour by 50% and mold replacement time by 80%. Interestingly, Taiyo’s positive attitude to tackle difficulties has been well known to customers and worked as a good promotional activity to other engineering.

Keep on evolving and entering ODM business

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▲Dedicated ten engineers are designing mechatronics to match to customer’s requirement

There is another strategy at Taiyo. “It must be seldom case to maintain ten engineers at the company of our size. So we are capable to design units, manufacturing equipment, jigs by our selves to respond to customer’s  demand and are ready to take order from upper process. It helps us to keep away from price only competition.,” Shirooka said.

Today, Taiyo is receiving more than 100 OEM project from product designing to manufacturing. Shirooka’s next goal is to enter ODM business. He understands it takes some time to establish more reliance with customers. In that case their corporate strength will assist to establish harder relationship with ODM customers.

Lastly Shirooka said, “Our goal is to make Taiyo to be selected and appointed by the society. Accomplishing this target we have challenged continuously and resulted in corporate growth. I sincerely hope as a team Taiyo, we will improve the extremely small lot production run system and develop new technologies in order to be chosen by customers.”


Interviewed on January 19, 2016