Press Release Summary:
With guide rails attached to floor serving as fixed tracks for dollies, material shuttles, and carts, FIFO (first in, first out) station helps to standardize material supply in production environments and ensure clear, transparent operating sequences. It supports 5S principles; sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain, for material supply. Aluminum profiles integrated into guide rails enable further customized application options, such as enclosures and information supply.
Original Press Release:
FIFO Station Systematically Eliminates Waste
Guide rails attached to the floor serve as fixed tracks for dollies, material shuttles and carts. Rexroth's new FIFO station ensures clarity and transparency in the production system. Clearly defined delivery routes / channels facilitate implementation of the first in, first out (FIFO) principle. (Buchanan, MI - www.boschrexroth-us.com) Waste elimination - that is the primary objective of Rexroth's new first in, first out (FIFO) station. Users can easily standardize material supply in production environments and ensure clear, transparent operating sequences. Guide rails attached to the floor serve as fixed tracks for dollies, material shuttles and carts. To implement the Kanban principle, users can construct a modular system according to their exact requirements and special conditions. The FIFO station supports the 5S principles (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain) for material supply. This leads to a significantly more efficient process. Areas blocked by indiscriminate material supply and costly inventories become a thing of the past. Rexroth offers guide rails and end caps for the FIFO station which can be freely combined with the material shuttles and flow rack systems from Rexroth's Manual Production Systems line of products. As a result, lightweight parts within the upper flow rack system and heavy ones below on dollies are equally well organized and quickly available. In addition, the aluminum profiles integrated into the FIFO guide rails enable further customized application options such as enclosures and information supply. Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of approximately $7.4 billion (5.4 billion Euros) in 2007 with nearly 33,000 employees. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company offers all drive and control technologies, from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated service. Over 500,000 customers worldwide utilize Rexroth's unique technological know-how to implement their innovative and future-oriented systems and machine concepts. The global player, represented in over 80 countries, is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications. Visit www.boschrexroth-us.com for more information.