CAD/CAM specialist Tukatech has teamed up with Switchtrack Systems and will market the resulting TUKAtrack production handling solutions to customers  worldwide.

This new system is aimed at manufacturers in low labor cost exporting countries. It eliminates bundle handling while typically increasing productivity by over 20 per cent the company says.

It also provides 75 per cent of the benefits of computerised UPS at 25 per cent of the cost, making it a viable option for companies unable to justify the cost of Tukatech's existing TUKAina fully automated computerised unit production system.

Tukatech has added the option of data collection at every Switchtrack workstation allowing for online payroll, work status, and operator efficiency calculations.