Element’s assembly stations utilize generic code that allows for on the fly adjustment of assembly station steps and scalable manufacturing support. With configurable work instructions at the machine level, operators have a clear visual indication of each step of an assembly process minimizing necessary training. With optional integration of poka–yoke methodology, analog or discrete verification and keyed operator assembly variables, our stations can integrate into any manufacturing process. We provide methods for configuring work instructions at the machine level to minimize operator training and reduce any assembly mistakes.
In addition to supply of assembly stations, Element can work with your manufacturing team to identify and design a smooth assembly process. This can include: process flow mapping, work instruction development and pre-programming, design/supply of supporting material flow racks, and design/supply of assembly fixturing. Let us help you with your assembly process.
In many instances, Element Machinery’s configurable architecture eliminates the need for re-verification of standardized processes because changes are configured at the machine level without a programmer. These standardized processes and certifications can take weeks, or even months, to re-qualify – which makes our assembly solutions simple to justify.
Our work-in-process tracking system allows for collection of data relevant to the assembly process. The type of data typically collected, but not limited to, includes the following:
- Applied screw torques
- Quantity of fasteners installed
- Tooling selected and used in process
- Time to complete assembly – overall and individual steps
- Assembly BOM based on scanned parts
- Verification of applied product labels
Element has supplied assembly stations for many custom applications and can help with any of the following:
- Modular Assembly Stations
- Lean Assembly Stations
- Lean Manufacturing Workstations
- Automotive Assembly Stations
- Manufacturing Assembly Workstations
- Assembly Cell Design & Tooling