One of the largest manufacturers of electronic components in the automotive sector wanted to optimize its production line for electronic printed circuit boards. In a three-shift operation, the electronic boards had to be sorted manually into the various finishing or packaging stages after the production process. Manual sorting was time-consuming and error-prone. The customer therefore needed an efficient semi-automatic sorting and transport system in a 20-meter space.
Our answer was a buffer system consisting of a total of six two-track lines on the lower level and a
roller conveyor on the upper level. The semi-automatic transport and sorting system increases the autonomy of the production and packaging departments by allowing them to control two processes simultaneously: The unloading and sorting of the parts from the production machine via the conveyor on the lower level, and the return of the empty boxes positioned on the upper level via an inclined gravity roller conveyor.
The customer benefits
- Support for project development
- Significant reduction of the margin of error
- Significant reduction of time wasted
- Space-saving system
- Reliable solution for three-shift operation