Improving efficiency with lean manufacturing systems
Published: 3 September 2018 - Sarah Mead
Bosch Rexroth, the specialist in production technology, has transformed its aluminium profiles, ensuring cutting edge design and flexibility which supports the specific goals of manual production environments.
As factories evolve to meet changing demands within the market, it’s crucial that the infrastructure of each facility evolves too. With MGE solutions from Rexroth, effective ergonomic solutions can be achieved to support employees to work more comfortably – as well as streamlining processes to harness greater efficiency. Reduced lead times on core MGE aluminium profiles also mean that the benefits can be felt immediately.
To make the most of these benefits, Rexroth customers gain access to intuitive layout design software. With MTpro, the most effective solution can be realised for a particular environment, taking into account its size and usable space.
“Lean manufacturing is at the heart of successful, efficient manual operations. Making sure your facility is kitted out with equipment which supports workers to do their job efficiently is critical,” says Andrew Minturn, Strategic Product Manager at Bosch Rexroth. “Part of this involves making employees involved in manual processes comfortable, reducing superfluous movements where possible, as well as working towards reduced volumes of stock and waiting times.
“We’ve done a lot of work to align our MGE offering with the needs of customers today, so our aluminium profiles go a long way towards improving efficiency. Not only that, but with Industry 4.0 becoming a key focus for many manufacturers, it’s crucial to consider how a facility’s infrastructure can support these adoptions and prepare facilities for digitally aligned systems.”
Combining strength and flexibility, the updated range offers more than 120 aluminium extrusions alongside over 25 types of joints and connections. With the broadest range of sizes in the market, you can be sure of a complete solution which adapts to your existing environment, minimising excess motion, reducing stocks and eliminating waiting times.
To find out more about Bosch Rexroth’s aluminium profiles and equipping your facility with the latest lean innovations, visit www.bit.ly/AssemblyTechnology.