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How to Choose the Right Conveyor System for Your Assembly Operation

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Challenge:

Whatever the product being manufactured, the assembly processes will likely require some combination of manual and automated transfer operations. A simple but effective way to determine if a transfer operation should be automated is to consider two factors: production volume and product life cycle.

 
 
 
 

Key Insights and Considerations:

  • A simple way to determine if a transfer operation should be automated is to consider two factors: production volume and product life cycle.
  • When the decision leads to automated transfer, consider what benefits you expect to realize by using conveyor-based transfer – for example, reduced costs, increased throughput, or a better working environment.
  • Transfer application requirements can be broken down into two parts: product requirements and process requirements.
  • Pallet-based conveyor systems are often the best choice for assembly operations, and their modular construction makes them scalable as requirements change.
  • When determining the ROI for an automated transfer system, include ongoing factors, such as maintenance, as well as improved safety and lower changeover costs.