Rexroth publishes guidebook to Optimize Assembly Operations

  • December 19, 2007
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • News
December 19, 2007 - 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
  • ReusabilityFinally, 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.Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $6.2 billion (4.9 billion Euros) in 2006 with over 29,800 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth’s unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. Learn More

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