(Buchanan, MI)- The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of the Bosch Rexroth Corporation has published a guidebook titled “How to Optimize Your Assembly Operations.” The 12-page resource is available online for free download at www.boschrexroth-us.com/lean.
In addition to multiple application photos, charts, and graphs, the guidebook includes a detailed comparison and contrast of synchronous and non-synchronous flexible assembly conveyor systems along with side-by-side illustrations of both types. This section also includes a more detailed diagram of a non-synchronous pallet-based modular conveyor with call-outs of all of its major components, such as the drive unit, belt, stop gate, coding system, and so on.
The guidebook also features tips on when to consider modular conveyors, and a listing of the many benefits of modularity, including:
• Phased implementation
• Integration of automated processes
• Line balance flexibility
• Integration of test functions
• Implementation of process controls
• Material flow options
• Reduced work-in-progress
• Improved ergonomics
• Reduced footprint
Finally, the guidebook offers illustrations of how the modular conveyor line can be reconfigured or expanded over time, as well as system configurations, including rectangular, over/under, carousel, serpentine, parallel, and in-line.
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