The first machine bed arrived at Karl Mayer’s new assembly hall in Obertshausen, Germany on November 1st, right on schedule to the great delight of everyone involved.
Herbert Lohr, who was pleased that the assembly operations could now begin, says, “We have installed a state-of-the-art assembly line with optimum cycle time, from the delivery of parts and modules to dispatch.”
The short processing cycle in particular ensures that the assembly process runs optimally and that the materials flow operates rationally. For example, the component groups are delivered according to the fishbone principle, and consequently to the assembly stations next to the main flow of the process. This results in short transport paths and a high degree of flexibility and coordination. The individual workstations in turn are located next to a continuous rail system, on which the machine is assembled step-by-step to form the final product, without any diversions.
The hall was set up on the basis of state-of the-art assembly logistics at Karl Mayer’s headquarters in Obertshausen. The building covers an area of 13,500 square meters, and the assembly capacity is 2,500 machines per annum.