Assembly Line for GEA Separators

The GEA Westfalia Separator Group has launched a one-piece-flow assembly line at its headquarters in Oelde, Germany. The facility is based on RoundTrack technology from STROTHMANN Machines Handling. Separators are placed on carts for final assembly. Thus, they can be easily moved from station to station. The RoundTrack rails are manufactured from hardened, polished steel. The accompanying cart wheels are machined from ball bearing steel and feature minimal contact with the rails. The system thereby achieves excellent running characteristics and resistance to wear. "We demand efficiency and top quality from our products as well as from our facilities," says Herbert Kleigrewe, test field team leader at GEA Westfalia Separator Group, Oelde. "RoundTracks from STROTHMANN have enabled a resource-friendly line layout."

Company Background

Based in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, STROTHMANN Machines Handling GmbH provides automation solutions for mechanical engineering, automotive industry, aircraft assembly, wind energy industry, and other sectors. With a service range that includes the branches PressRoomAutomation, IndustrialAutomation, and ProductionLogistics, STROTHMANN develops and integrates entire new press lines and assembly lines as well as modernization projects in order to optimize production processes throughout the value added chain. Founded in 1976, the company offers a comprehensive program of handling technologies with a special focus on linear robots. STROTHMANN's RoundTrack© technology, a rail system suitable for the shop floor, enables ideal logistics solutions particularly in heavy load applications. STROTHMANN belongs to the Siempelkamp Group and has sales partners on three continents, sales and service offices in North and South America, and a subsidiary in China.



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