One of the largest challenges facing manufacturers is an increasing demand for flexibility and diversified product options. Traditionally, the development of the assembly line made mass production economically feasible, but at the cost of flexibility. Since each manufactured product must travel down the line at the same speed, the slowest station on the assembly line becomes a bottleneck, limiting production rates. Using MagneMover®, products must no longer visit every station on an automation line, allowing for a wider range of products to be made on the same product line, with no changeover downtime. Planar motor solutions, like the XBots developed by Planar Motor Inc, is an additional option for providing flexibility to manufacturers.
Feb 20 2023