Three Common Problems Of Automatic Assembly Line


Over (or Under) Producing Due to a Change in Demand The […]

  1. Over (or Under) Producing Due to a Change in Demand

The Issue

Are dramatic changes in your industry forcing you to rethink your manufacturing strategies? There is a new landscape emerging that requires manufacturers to move and change at lightning speed. Whether you’re experiencing changes in the market for lower (or higher) demand for specific products, an inflexible assembly line and lack of proper tools makes rebalancing your Automatic Assembly Line costly and time consuming.

The Solution

Rapidly accommodate production schedule changes due to spikes in customer demand with eFlex Assembly. You can easily rebalance your assembly line within hours to meet changing demands with eFlex Assembly’s Process Configuration Tool and its “plug-n-play” hardware and software architecture.

  1. Diminishing Returns on Lean Manufacturing Efforts

The Issue

If your company has successfully embraced lean methods for assembly, but is now seeing diminishing returns from your Kaizen efforts, it may be time for a paradigm shift to keep PDCA moving.

The Solution

Stop “splitting hairs” in continuous improvement efforts and take the next step in lean assembly with technology. The technological advancements of eFlex Assembly can take you to the next level and provide a complete solution for your assembly operations.

The modular design makes rebalancing or reconfiguring the line simply a matter of unplugging and re-plugging the equipment.

Perform line changes with the Process Configuration Tool, instead of ladder logic.

Validate a change with the Process Improvement Tool.

Run line balance scenarios offline with the Process Engineering Tool. The software is all pre-written and validated, which eliminates development and debugging when rebalancing the line.

  1. Lack of Real-Time Information

The Issue

Many manufacturing assembly lines do not have the infrastructure or the tools to identify problem areas and analyze the entire assembly line process from one central location. Without accurate, ongoing, real-time information about your assembly line, you are not equipped to foresee potential issues or quickly react to them when they arise.

The Solution

Whether you need ongoing information, periodic status updates or data to observe a recent line change, it is imperative to have a tool to continually monitor and analyze your assembly line. The Process Improvement Tool in eFlex Assembly provides you with real-time, continuous and standardized task level data to provide analysis for every station in your assembly process. With a good understanding of your assembly line, you can easily identify problems and make accurate decisions to meet the changing demands of your assembly line.

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