Say goodbye to line downtime, waiting employees and wasted resources
Shorter innovation cycles, increasing product variants and individualization- sound familiar? The ever-changing demands for products are a challenge for many factories and their assembly. The finely tuned processes of the classic assembly line cannot be divided or expanded to fit these changing needs.
However, if you were to assemble in flexible cells, you could implement changes quickly and efficiently!
Flexible cell manufacturing: How does it work?
Thinking in cells? Clearly advantageous!
Discover the advantages of manufacturing in flexible cells:
The product range can be expanded as required
Since cells can be added or changed individually and AGVs can be easily added, the product range can be expanded as required and it is possible to quickly react to volume fluctuations.
No more complete line downtime
Since only the respective cell is affected by adjustments or technical defects, a complete line downtime is a thing of the past. The flexCell algorithm simulates the changed occupancy of the cells at the push of a button and triggers the diversion of the AGV to other cells.
No more cycle sequence loss times
The logistics is timed in such a way that the product waits for the assembly worker and not the worker for the product. Lost cycle times are almost completely eliminated. To be more precise, there is no longer a classic “cycle”.
Integration of different products in one assembly system
Due to the flexible arrangement of the cells, different products (e.g. electric motor and combustion engine) can be assembled simultaneously.
Flexible cell assembly: More a pipe dream than reality? Not anymore!
Our calculations with real data show that assembly in flexible cells and the use of AGVs - in comparison to the classic line - can increase worker utilization by 12 percent! Labor costs are reduced by a similar percentage. Many details were published in the study "Will Flexible-Cell Manufacturing Revolutionize Car Making?”
Flexible cell manufacturing is more than just a theoretical concept. It has potential! The whitepaper published as part of the Boston Consulting Group's study uses hard facts to show that rethinking can be worthwhile.
Flexible assembly at the push of a button? Feasible with software support!
Want to experience what flexible cell manufacturing looks like in concrete terms? Then watch our free webinar with flexCell examples in our ipolog software.
"Flexible Cells: Break Up Your Rigid Assembly System!"
Take the first step towards flexible cell production! We’d love to be your guide.
1. First Analysis
Recording of the current state (typically line)
2. Building the digital twin
Building a digital model for flexible cell manufacturing
3. First fundamental planning
Planning of processes in the digital model
Comparison between line and flexible cell manufacturing through simulations with ipolog
5. Planning of next steps
Deduction of next steps based on the results generated in ipolog
Talk to us about your project without obligation. We can’t wait to show you what a difference flexible cell manufacturing can make!
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Flexible Cell Production Webinar
Flexible Cells: Break Up Your Rigid Assembly System!
Individualization, increasing complexity, batch size 1! These are topics that many companies are currently dealing with. Flexible cell production can be an answer to these questions. In this webinar we will show you a simulation of flexible cells based on real data.