Flow Rack System targets lean manufacturing environment.

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Using individual components, modular Flow Rack System can be adapted to specific needs. X-lean roller section consists of steel profile and rollers, with or without roller flange. Using rail holders, roller section is suspended securely on tubular aluminum cross tie. Lean roller section uses colored rollers, making inventory information clearly visible in entire process. Smooth slide rail is available for heavy containers or containers with uneven bottom surfaces.

Original Press Release:

New Rexroth X-Lean and Lean Flow Rack System Adds Modularity, Flexibility to Lean Manufacturing Environments

Company to display its Flow Rack System at the National Design Engineering Show and Conference, March 7-10, 2005, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, Booth #2016

The cost-effective, modular flow rack design-with optional colored rollers-permits users to build custom flow racks with visual indicators for lean cell re-supply.

BUCHANAN, MI - The new flow rack system by Rexroth is ideal for those applications in which economy and ease of assembly are paramount. It offers users the most flexibility in configuring flow rack systems, as individual components allow them to adapt the system optimally to their needs.

The X-lean roller section, which consists of a steel profile and rollers, with or without a roller flange, is a particularly cost-effective alternative for flow-rack construction. Using rail holders, the roller section is suspended quickly and securely on a tubular aluminum cross tie.

The lean roller section offers rollers in various colors mounted in a heavy-duty aluminum channel. The use of colored rollers makes inventory information clearly visible in the entire process, creating a multi-color kanban system. A side guide can be easily added to the lean roller section if the use of non-flanged rollers is more appropriate to the application.

A smooth slide rail is also available and is particularly suited for use with heavy containers or containers with rough or uneven bottom surfaces.

All flow rack systems are completely compatible with the Rexroth Aluminum Structural Framing System. The broad range of the Structural Framing System assures that any flow rack size or configuration can be accommodated.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufacturers and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch Rexroth Corporation, a merger of Bosch Automation Technology and Rexroth, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2003, Bosch Rexroth AG achieved sales of $4.4 billion (3.7 billion Euros) with 25,700 employees.

Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all relevant drive, control and motion technologies: from mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics to electronics and associated services. Rexroth has 500,000 customers in over 80 countries and is an extensive supplier of components and systems for industrial and factory automation and mobile applications.

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