Press Release Summary:
Pallet-based Dynamic Assembly System (DAS) incorporates factory concept platform with standard modules and operational/quality software. System supports concurrent engineering, fast capacity increases, or changes of line layouts. Able to cope with customer order initiated assembly and less than 24 hr production lead time, product achieves balancing of production mix and volume by utilizing pallet flow buffers and control software.
Original Press Release:
FlexLink's New Dynamic Assembly System (DAS) Facilitates Final Assembly, Box Build
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - FlexLink's DAS - Dynamic Assembly System - is a pallet based system that facilitates final assembly and box build due to its unique flexibility and modular concept. DAS is a modular factory concept platform that incorporates standard modules with operational/quality software to create manufacturing solutions. DAS supports concurrent engineering, fast capacity increases or changes of line layouts with a minimum of production losses, enabling shorter assembly and delivery times, faster installations, step-by-step automation and higher degree of space utilization. DAS has been designed to cope with customer order initiated assembly and less than 24 hours production lead time. By utilizing pallet flow buffers and control software, simple balancing of both production mix and volume can be achieved.
A typical DAS flowline, for example, might include a dynamic buffer; a modular workstation; an automatic assembly cell, and other modules and workstations such as loaders/unloaders. All are supported and driven by such software tools as Machine Integration Management (MIM), a Quality Assurance System (QAS), Stock Flow Management (SFM), and Assembly Flow Management (AFM).
"DAS increases production efficiency, saving money, increasing profits, and minimizing capital investment" Kevin Donahue of FlexLink stated. "The reusability of modules and lines, plus the simple integration of automatic assembly and test systems leads to less "work in progress" and faster ramp-up of production volumes" as well as reduced capital investment.
Benefits of DAS implementation include integrated control systems in functional assembly modules; automated shop floor logistics; improved factory floor utilization; short throughput time for orders; easy changes in production; good ergonomics/low noise level; more efficient assembly; and higher quality production.
FlexLink is a global company with sales and service facilities in 16 countries, and FlexLink products are sold in more than 50 countries. Headquarters are located in GÃ¶teborg, Sweden, and the company's US office is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.flexlink.com, or contact FlexLink Systems, Inc., 1530 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017 USA, Tel. (610) 954-7000, Fax (610) 954-7045, and Toll-Free (USA) (800) 782-1399.