Because FUJI maintains advanced manufacturing skills obtained through ISO management operations, 5S activities (*) and small group activities, they are capable to provide variety of order made nuts at high quality in a short delivery schedule. CEO Kimura is continuously challenging to transform corporate strength to widen exclusive technologies to other processes by assisting development of worker’s awareness and notice to the issues. “Like sports players, workers need to improve from reserves to star players.”

(*) Japanese 5S methodology: Sorting, Setting-in-Order, Shining, Standardizing and Sustaining the Discipline.)

Find out why and how presidents of MOBIO exhibitors have started “INNOVATION and CHALLENGE” through the special interview.

No.45 is Mr. Kimura of  *** FUJI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. (Read more) ***

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– Extremely large nuts, Lock nuts, Ultra coupling nuts

● The hex nut exclusive manufacturer

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Color coated nuts designed by young workers

Fuji’s technology has been awarded by several official organizations, such as Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Osaka Local Government and Municipality.

In the Japanese trade it is frequently said to ask FUJI for large nuts because of their manufacturing capability of those nuts. FUJI is one of a few manufacturers who provide large nuts up to 150 mm at different shapes, with high quality and at a short delivery schedule.

Actually their large nuts are widely used in the bridges, the high ways, marine ships, power plants and sky scrapers. One example structure close to Osaka is the usage at the Akashi bridge that uses several thousands of FUJI nuts (diameter 70 mm, height 45 mm) to connect hanging wires. Practically Fuji is supporting social infra structure.

Their technical superiority as of today is not good enough for CEO Kimura. He continues to strengthen business fundamentals, saying “When business was brisk mass production was required, however it is now required small-lot multi-production to meet variety of demand. The company is asked to respond to the need of small quantity for business continuation, even it’s one piece. At Fuji manufacturing is mainly operated by skillful workers who learned to machine and manipulate from predecessors. That’s why Fuji has been capable to respond to those needs.”

●Development of the new functional nut meets the needs from the nitche market

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- Ultra coupling nuts, Fuji manufactures longer nuts up to 500 mm.

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- Time saving “Quick nut” for fastening long nuts. The lower nut opens and closes for installation at any position quickly.

In line with improvement of large nut manufacturing, FUJI targeted to develop new nuts – the first in the industry.

One example is development of ultra coupling nuts that can be manufactured only by FUJI, the highly machining skilled corporation. They are tall nuts to be installed in metal joints of a seismic isolator at sky scrapers or in heavy machine assembly.

“I have asked our machining staff to produce the tallest (or longest) nut they can manufacture. And I was really surprised to receive the reply that they were capable to machine nut up to 500 mm tall with high accuracy. In order to guarantee reliability of structure and products, major companies are demanding those ultra coupling nuts,” Kimura said with a smile.

Other than ultra coupling nuts, FUJI has a series of exclusive nuts and has made many of them as patented technologies.

Collaborating with Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture, FUJI has developed “Fuji Lock Nut” by use of the pitch deviation. With additional development in technology at FUJI, they have produced “Fuji Double Lock Nut” and “Fuji Triple Lock Nut” that provide strong fastening force by preventing looseness with the use of the eccentricity . Moreover, to reduce operation time “Fuji Speed Lock Nut” and “Fuji Bearing Lock Nut” were developed.

Their latest technology is “Fuji Quick Nut” whose lower nut opens and closes to be installed at the desired position of the long bolt, and is under patent pending. It is an exclusive nut and drastically saves installation time to longer thread bolts. With those unique nuts FUJI is capable to respond to any demand even from the nitche market. And another late comer is “Color Nut” with color coating surface that reveals their new technology.

●Transformed working environment to comfortable condition through 5S activities

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- Machine bit sizes are noticeable at a glance. Easy to identify the user’s section.

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- Tools are kept tidy and in order. No time loss for searching items.

One of their “Change and Innovation” issues was to improve working condition, that had been know as typical 3K(*) surroundings. It was mandatory to pass on their accumulated skills to young generation who feels comfortably and work willingly in the factory. Therefore they had started to apply ISO 9001 and  had been certificated in 2002 through hard work.

(*) Japanese 3K means 3D in English - Dirty, Dangerous and Demeaning

ISO certification was a turning point of KAIZEN at FUJI. When they had understood fundamentals of technological improvement and stepped into “5S activities”, employees have started to propose possible changes voluntarily. And those original solution by the factory workers has been carried out on and on. Awareness and notices of employees linked each other and rolled out as one program. It is widely believed that passive activities demanded by the management does not last long, however positive “bottom-up” activities go on. Kimura said proudly, “When rules are followed strictly, they will become our customs”.

He continued “Our ultimate goal is to improve working conditions and ISO or 5S activities are only tools to accomplish it. Better surroundings will improve operational efficiency and productivity. At the end of the day FUJI, as the corporate, makes a profit. And its profit will be shared among FUJI workers and management. I sincerely hope to establish such an Win-Win relationship and let our employees to be proud of working at FUJI”.

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- Master Craftmen at the FUJI factory

Interviewed on February 3, 2015
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Feb. 18 MOBIO Cafe Meeting was the session Part II relating to “Monodzukuri New Selection in Kansai / Special Exhibition”, held at MOBIO till March 27.

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Ten companies explained their technologies, followed by interactive discussion about better business transaction and cross industry collaboration with participants. The MOBIO Cafe Meeting is the place to go for direct communication with exhibitors without any hesitation.

1) Hybrid plunger pump (dispensing systems)

NAKA LIQUID CONTROL CO., LTD.

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Their model HPP1 discharges infinitesimal glue with high precision by integration of plunger system and posiload system.

2) Laser welding of dissimilar metals

SANGO METAL INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.

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The world leading technology for EV batteries. Sango is capable of laser welding of the paper thin aluminum plate to the paper thin copper plate (0.2 mm to 0.2 mm).

3) MONOREACTOR for organic synthesis

EMAUS KYOTO, INC.

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Their monolith reactor for flow organic synthesis reduces synthetic process period up to 1/10, without using any flasks.

4)  Prepreg textile sheet

MARUHACHI CORPORATION

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They have developed the thermoplastic prepreg textile sheet and laminated material at the world widest width(1,000 mm), that react faster for forming and reduces processing cost.

5) Wearable, voice activated  data entry system

RASIS SOFTWARE SERVICE CO., LTD.

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Doctors simply send messages via microphone and speech recognition system for endoscopic examination converts them into data and display at tablet PCs, decreasing clerical works.

6) “MOIST-CURE” first-aid adhesive hydrocolloid bandage

TOYO KAGAKU CO., LTD.

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By deleting the pad, their bandage thickness is less than half (0.3 mm) comparing to that of previous series. It assist moist wound healing as well.

7) “BAILER”, Compact biomass boiler

ICROSS CO., LTD.

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It effectively burn wooden fuel even with high moisture content (wetbase 50%), applying patented technology to burn constantly at more than 1200 C.

8) NANGO-gram

NANGO CO., LTD.

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Their stereoscopically shaped molding by 3D stereogram is applicable to metal rollers for embossing. They even process thick flat plate to create a trick art.

9) Ultra fine laser processing

TORAY PRECISION CO., LTD.

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They manufacture micropore with high aperture ratio (an inlet diameter is 30 micron and an outlet is 40 micron) at a high speed. Its technology can be used at a blood filter.

10) Nut runner system

YUTANI CORPORATION

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Their model TMW-600-M2  is a dual axis clamping equipment for wheel nut for trucks and buses to be used at maintenance site. It assures same tightening torque for all operators.

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Coming up the MOBIO Cafe Meeting
Date: March 3 from 18:00

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By ten companies displayed at Prototype & Short Lot Manufacturing Technology exhibition

Read corporate details by clicking company names:

ITEC CO.,LTD.

ARICE CO., LTD.

USHIO CO., LTD.

EIGHT-TEC. CO., LTD.

JOUNAN CO.,LTD.

TOHO ENGINNERING CO., LTD.

Nisshin Seiko Co., Ltd.

NetCrew Co.,LTD

FUJI SEIMITSU KOGYO CO., LTD.

MITSUMOTO RASENKAN KOGYO CO., LTD.

At MOBIO, the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-KANSAI) is hosting exhibition fair

by displaying approved technology of “New Selection in Kainsai”.

(METI-KANSAI is a regional branch organization of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan)

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On Feb. 18, ten exhibitors explained their technology at MOBIO Cafe Meeting.

Visit MOBIO and participate in the activities!

 

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Exhibitors (Click the company name for details)

ITEC CO.,LTD.

ARICE CO., LTD.

USHIO CO., LTD.

EIGHT-TEC. CO., LTD.

JOUNAN CO.,LTD.

TOHO ENGINNERING CO., LTD.

Nisshin Seiko Co., Ltd.

NetCrew Co.,LTD

FUJI SEIMITSU KOGYO CO., LTD.

MITSUMOTO RASENKAN KOGYO CO., LTD.

Technology presentation by exhibitors will be on Mar. 3.

Send your reservation from here!

 

At Feb. 3 MOBIO Cafe Meeting was the special session relating to “Monodzukuri New Selection in Kansai / Special Exhibition”. Five companies explained their technologies, followed by interactive discussion about better business transaction and cross industry collaboration with participants. The MOBIO Cafe Meeting is the place to go for direct communication with exhibitors without any hesitation.

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1) Superheated Steam Generator

TOKUDEN CO., LTD.

Superheated steam generated by UPSS (Utility Power Super Steamer)  is hotter than saturated steam and a maximum of 1000 C of steam temperature is possible. Their UPSS runs at half of required cost comparing to conventional high frequency types and at  high thermal efficiency (95%), that is market leading ratio. Its super heated steam be used for various purposes in the foodstuff industry, medical industry and etc for cleaning, sterilizing or drying.

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2) The air-cooled inverter chiller for industrial use

MEIWA CO.,LTD.

To maintain operating temperatures of ultra precision machining, injection molding and food processing, their advanced inverter control serves and circulates chilled water to maintain operating temperatures at plus or minus 0.1 C range between 3 C to 30 C. Since air inlet and outlet are located at the front and the rear only, chillers can be installed side by side to save space.

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3) NDCO® (Nano Diamond Composite)

EYETEC CO., LTD.

They have developed a composite plating material contains a dispersed nano diamond particles (10 to 100 nm) on an electroless nickel- plated film, that provides higher hardness, lower friction and  better wear resistance (improved by 50 % comparing to hard chrome plating. It will be applicable for pistons, cranks and driven valve systems of automobiles to result in a good fuel efficiency.

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4) Universal Inverter Driver

SMACH CO., LTD.

Their smart technology is to activate and control any type motors by made-to-order specifications of motor manufactures and R&D divisions of consumer electronics companies, regardless motor sizes. Installed auto-tuning function makes operation easier by simply activating graphical user interface loaded from PC.

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5) Smart tunnel ventilation control systems

SOHATSU SYSTEMS LABORATORY INC.

The world first inverter system for jet-fan for tunnel ventilation has been developed and commercialized. Their feed-forward cascade feedback ventilation controlled by inverter detects traffic volume and number of jet-fans to effectively adjust operation and saves electricity. In case of tunnels fire, jet-fans are programmed to rotate reversely to prevent smoke flow and to hold smoke at upper side and keep fresh air at lower side of tunnels for evacuation.

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Coming up the MOBIO Cafe Meeting

Date: February 18 from 18:00

By ten companies displayed at “MONODZUKURI New Selection in Kansai” exhibition

SANGO METAL INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.: Laser welding of ultra thin aluminum to copper plates (English site)
MARUHACHI CORPORATION: Thermoplastic prepreg textile sheet and laminated material
TOYO KAGAKU CO., LTD.: “MOIST-CURE” first-aid adhesive hydrocolloid bandage
EMAUS KYOTO, INC.: MONOREACTOR
NANGO CO., LTD.: NANGO-gram
ICROSS CO., LTD.: “BAILER”, Compact biomass boiler
YUTANI CORPORATION: Nut runner system
TORAY PRECISION CO., LTD.: Ultra fine laser processing
NAKA LIQUID CONTROL CO., LTD.: Hybrid plunger pump (dispensing systems)
RASIS SOFTWARE SERVICE CO., LTD.: Speech recognition program for endoscopic examination

Five exhibitors from “ Monodzukuri New Selection in Kansai ” explained their technology on Feb. 3.

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Next session will be on Feb. 18. Come to MOBIO Tech. hall and listen to presentation by 10 exhibitors.
Read exhibitors list from here

… and view company list of Feb 18 explainers