Manual Production Systems facilitate lean manufacturing.

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Based on modular aluminum framing components combined with ergonomically tested, manual workplace components, Manual Production Systems consist of workstations and accessories that support lean production principles, including one-piece flow, line-side parts stores, and water-spider inventory replenishment. All systems are configurable and can be adjusted to any workplace requirement. Many components are also ESD safe, expanding applications range.



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Rexroth's Manual Production Systems (MPS) Create Lean, Ergonomic Production Cells Fast, Inexpensively



Bosch Rexroth has introduced a new line of manual production components designed to speed and simplify the implementation of lean manufacturing systems to help companies of all types reduce waste and increase productivity. The new Manual Production Systems (MPS) product line delivers an impressive array of configurable products to create production systems for all industry segments. MPS is based on Rexroth's extensive line of modular aluminum framing components, combined with its proven, ergonomically-tested manual workplace components. MPS adds a range of new workstations and accessories designed to make it easy to follow lean production principles such as one-piece flow, line-side parts stores, and water-spider inventory replenishment.

Production demands can change rapidly and MPS gives customers the ability to adapt quickly as demand dictates. All systems are easily configurable and can be adjusted to any workplace requirements. Users can configure ergonomic workstations to fit dimensional and functional needs thanks to the flexibility and wide range of the structural framing components and workplace accessories from Rexroth. Many MPS components, such as complete workstations, tabletops, flow racks, material shelves and other accessories are ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) safe, which expands the application range of lean manufacturing systems.

To speed design and implementation, users can quickly design workstations and material flow racks with MPScalc design software. MPScalc captures all critical parameters such as dimensions, material type and quantity, and allows users to design a workstation with just few clicks of a mouse, calculate its price, and produce accurate 3D drawings.

Rexroth's Manual Production Systems provide a complete, easy-to-use lean manufacturing solution, allowing manufacturing and plant engineers to implement any degree of lean production. The system ensures that no space is wasted and that ergonomic principles are built-in for optimal working conditions. The result? Maximum productivity, worker efficiency, and quality, with vastly reduced waste throughout the system.

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal year 2004, some 242,000 associates generated sales of 40 billion euros.

The Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of some 260 subsidiaries and more than 10,000 service centers in over 130 countries.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs nearly 23,000 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $7.8 billion in 2004.

Under the industrial automation and mobile products segment, Bosch Rexroth Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. In the year 2004, Bosch Rexroth achieved sales of approximately $5.3 billion (4.1 billion Euros) with 26,400 employees worldwide.

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. For more information, visit www.boschrexroth-us.com.

Please Direct Reader Inquiries To:
Kevin Gingerich
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies
816 East Third Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Telephone 1(800) 322-6724
Fax (704) 583-7294
kevin.gingerich@boschrexroth-us.com

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