Automotive Conveyor Systems
From Henry Ford developing the assembly line to today’s use of conveyor and towline technology, industrialization and mass production were constructed around the conveyor’s dependability and versatility.
Overhead conveyors and floor conveyors can help improve production rates in automotive facilities and achieve required TAKT times, a manufacturing term used to describe the required product assembly time that is needed to match the demand or “rate.” Automating manufacturing and finishing processes is also essential to lean operations because conveyor systems can help eliminate activities that do not add value to the product (i.e., sorting, handling, transporting), service and/or process by reducing waste and improving operations and workflow.
Pacline conveyor systems can be engineered for various automotive applications such as transferring parts between weld cells or workstations, storing or buffering parts, painting, curing and assembly lines. A Pacline engineer can recommend the appropriate product line and solution depending on the weight of the automotive parts being carried and the process requirements.
Enclosed track conveyors can offer additional benefits, especially in paint and finishing applications, because they protect the chain against build-up and residue that could ultimately cause damage to the system or parts. However, when handling heavy loads, an I-Beam Conveyor can meet the more demanding capacity requirements.
Examples of Automotive Conveyor Solutions
The PAC-LINE™ is a medium-capacity, enclosed track overhead conveyor designed for maximum conveying flexibility in small spaces. 50 lbs. per pendant.
PACLINE’s Power and Free conveyors provide asynchronous conveying. Each load-carrying trolley set can be stopped and moved independently, with the ability to divert parts into multiple lanes for buffering, sorting, QC or processing purposes.
The PAC-MAX™ is a heavy-duty enclosed track conveyor that features a unique cross “+” shaped track for exceptional load stability. 200 lbs. per pendant.
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