Chaining of systems
Manufacturing systems are made of manufacturing cells, manufacturing islands, individual machines, and/or individual processing steps. A computer system controls the order workflow and the supply of parts, tools and equipment. Automated processing in individual steps requires self-monitoring of the system components to a maximum degree.
The application area covers medium-sized and large lots with various part families and different manufacturing methods. It is possible to process unlike workpieces on individual machines in the case of changing lot sizes. Manufacturing systems are increasingly assuming the function of “transfer lines” and simultaneously offering greater flexibility.
Each level of manufacturing automation has its own application area with regard to lot size, productivity, and flexibility. We offer inductively controlled floor conveyors with high flexibility and versatile application areas. Coding of the workpieces determines the manufacturing station or manufacturing method to be chosen. In addition, it becomes clear which components are detected and this knowledge is important for a smooth workflow.