The company

MECAN’OUTIL works for three sectors of the building industry :

Facades specialists, joinery manufacturers (doors and windows in aluminium/ PVC) and their suppliers : the systems builders (aluminium/PVC).
Profilors, traders or users of roll-formed steel sheets for facades claddings and roofs
Manufacturers of roller shutters

Since 1973, the company has benefited from strong experience in design and manufacture of toolings and specific machines. Today it is using the most recent technologies :

  • C.A.D./ C.A.M

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Tools

SPS TGV
Machines

  • NC machining centres
 

.to design and produce machines and toolings purpose built,  according to the customers’ requests, which offer the best safety protections, and a high productivity at a competitive price.

In each sector, MECAN OUTIL has been constantly innovating, for a state of the art satisfaction of its customers needs. Patents are filed regularly.

Mecan outil has a powerful design team, that allows to create purpose built products for diverse customer’s requests

 Main products are as follows :

  • Punching tools, pneumatic or hydraulic presses for systems builders and their customers (facades , doors ans windows manufacturers).
  • Specific machines for shearing or curving roll-formed metal sheets, and for cutting sandwich panels.
  • Presses and tools for manufacturing profiled metal roofings accessories.
  • Specific machines for roller shutters manufacturersf , for major companies, as well as smaller local businesses.

MECAN OUTIL PHILOSOPHY FOR TOOLINGS:

PURPOSE BUILT PRODUCTS

  • More demanding than standard product, but able to fulfil each customer’s requests
  • This requires a modular design, and standardized technologies for a competitive price
  • Multiple diverse solutions, depending on type of use, for an optimal productivity/ flexibility/ cost equation

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CUSTOMERS

  • Close competent and proactive commercial relationship
  • Direct relationships between our designers and customer’s engineers
  • We regularly make suggestions to our customers ,in order to make cheaper, easier to use products, and/or allowing a better reliability through less stressed mechanical parts on our machines/tools

RELIABLE PRODUCTS

  • A privileged relationship with N°1 special steel specialist in Europe, allows to use state of the art steels and treatment
  • Vacuum treatment for long life of stressed parts (up to 60HRC on cutting edges, impossible to reach by far on pretreated steel used by some of our cheaper competitors) 
  • Over engineered parts
  • Precise clearances, with systematic pin locating of punch and dies

       traitement et marquage                    

                                    systematic pin locating                  

AN ESTABLISHED TRADITION OF INNOVATIONS

  • The first pulling pneumatic press with multistation, quick exchange rotating tool
  • The first system with quick exchange of cartridge
  • The first system with quick exchange of cassettes
  • Punch Tools really optimized for high volume windows and doors manufacturers 
  • The first automated rotating tool (station selection, lateral positioning of profile)

 

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                                outil industriel                                             
                              industrial tool                                            


AN EASY MAINTENANCE

  • Easy part identification: systematic engraving of ref number
  • Fast delivery: same day for wear parts, various lags depending on emergency for other parts
  • Interchangeable parts, without fitting jobs, due to close tolerances and pin locating
  • Clear maintenance instructions in user’s manual
  • MECAN'OUTIL may provide full maintenance service, or spot renovating of used tools 

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                                                              user’s manual maintenance service    


MECAN'OUTIL PHILOSOPHY FOR MACHINES :


Every MECAN OUTIL worker is fully aware that each machine plays a central role in our customer’s manufacturing process.
This puts a lot of pressure on us
Here are our key choices

PURPOSE BUILT MACHINES

  • Customers processes are all different, we meet huge or smaller production capacities, therefore we have to offer, at each level of the process, diverse solutions, each with a competitive productivity/flexibility/cost equation
  • This is more complex than offering “one size fits all” machines, but it will satisfy the requests of each customer 
  • We have to use a modular system, for obvious competitive reasons (lean manufacturing)

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 to each customer, one solution

 DESIGNED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KEY CUSTOMERS

  • Our sales people know the business inside out, spend lots of time with our customers, listening to them
  • They often come with our design engineers.
  • Faithful customers, trend setters in their business, that allow us to anticipate the future requirements of this market

A powerful design team composed of qualified technicians (3 engineers, 6 designers)

  • Clear geometrical references
  • Pin location of mechanical parts for a precise positioning
  • Simple adjustments
  • KAIZEN improvements may be retrofitted on earlier machines

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                                Pin location of mechanical parts for a precise positioning                          

A state of the art design process

  • Specification requests are made after benchmarking the competition
  • Specs validated with the pilot customer (chosen in MECAN'OUTIL vicinity)
  • Frequent project reviews, some with the pilot customer, some with our safety approval engineer, the last ones with the production people (use of FMECA for hard points).
  • Use of state of the art finite elements tools for computing load in stressed areas
  • Partnership with pilot customer for prototype first months, for a quick product maturation
  • Use of a powerful tool for complex problems resolution

 

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Computing simulation


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Ishikawa diagram

 

An established record of innovations in the world of roller shutters :

  • The first panel machine with alu/PVC ability
  • The first panel machine using boards of laths (4 / 4 or 5 / 5) patented
  • The first side rail machine really competent (no jigs, no programming)
  • The first assembly/control bench for roller shutters
  • The first axle cutting center with a pushing dead stop
  • The first lintel box cutting center with automatic clipping of wings
  • The first cutting center designed for roller shutters with its unique V table
  • The first packing machine optimized for roller shutters patented
  • And part of our genes, SMED is generalized for production exchange : easy to fit jigs, no 10Kg+ jigs ! small number of parts

machine à tablier MEP 

  panel machine - 1994                                                     MEP                                                                           side rail machine - 1994    

      JYFAX CIEMI          
               assembly/control bench - 2002                                                    axle cutting center                           lintel box cutting center

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Reliable controls

  • The same in house automation engineer for 20 years
  • The same partner, now with a worldwide diffusion, and the same project manager http//www.serad.fr/

Our automation engineer
 

State of the art safety, taken into account from day 1 of design 
  • What is the use of fitting safety guards, if they are removed by operators? Accidents are often linked with guard removal. Guard removal does not mean machine manufacturer’s liability or customer’s liability are not engaged. Existing laws  can mean very costly consequences for both….
  • MECAN'OUTIL is working in partnership with safety certification specialist from early design stages our safety guards are often more sophisticated and costly than our competitors, but no accident could ever be traced to a cheapish safety protection on our machines…
  • Production machines are delivered with a safety approval report. For taylor made executions, we suggest a certification specialist visit before machine shipment 

 

     JYFAX     document dekra
TGV safety guards                                                   Axle cutting center safety guards                                                 Safety report                     

EASY MAINTENANCE

  • Easy part identification: systematic engraving of ref number
  • Fast delivery: same day for wear parts, various lags depending on emergency for other parts
  • Interchangeable mechanical parts, without fitting jobs, due to close tolerances and pin locating
  • Clear maintenance instructions in user’s manual
  • MECAN OUTIL may provide maintenance contracts for the bigger machines

 

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                                                        user’s manual                                                                

EFFICIENT AFTER SALES

  • Fast and competent answer on the phone
  • No dispersion on exotic countries for a better communication with traditional existing customers
  • No dispersion on traded products for a better knowledge of all machines
  • Service engineers part of production workers, for optimal quality and motivation
  • Many competent engineers for fast reactions
  • Maintenance contracts for preventive maintenance and high level performance

OUR MACHINES ARE NOT CHEAP, but they will provide the best long term value.


MECAN OUTIL INDUSTRIAL PHILOSOPHY :

We manufacture technological products their performance depends directly on the accumulated know how everywhere inside our business

Very tough requirements:

  • No turnover at any level in our workforce
  • Team spirit, conviviality
  • Open space design/factory/services
  • Stable industrial partnerships with suppliers/subcontractors
  • No use to make in house when we are lucky enough to have qualified and competitive suppliers
  • As it is the core of their business, they will ever be more efficient, better equipment, and/or more intensively and competently used. For instance what is the use to invest 400 000€ in a machine that will work a few hours per day.                           

A TIGHT SHIP

  • Focused communication: no gadgets, no frills, no advertising, we prefer to exhibit on few selected trade shows, for efficient communication, and display of as many products as possible. Sorry, No professional escorts, your usual contacts will welcome you!
  • Efficient use of our facilities, half the rent of a competitor, which is half our turnover!
  • Non predatory pricing of spare parts or consumables
  • But, if you come and visit us, there are very nice restaurants in the area!
 

For 20 years,MECAN OUTIL has been sailing through ALL crises without firing anyone in its crew.