Overhead Conveyors for Final Assembly
In today’s time, conveyors play a vital role in the final assembly application in almost all the major industries worldwide. A conveyor system is a quick and reliable mechanically handled apparatus used to transport loads and materials automatically within an area. This system helps reduce human error, lowers workplace risks, and even helps cut down labor costs. They are beneficial when it comes to moving bulky or heavy objects from one point to another. This system might use a belt, wheels, rollers, or a chain to transport things.
What does Dürr India offer to make the final assembly system more streamlined?
Dürr offers a wide range of overhead conveyors to suit various requirements depending upon ergonomics and economics. As a result, it helps in maximizing reliability and lowers the maintenance cost.
It provides system solutions for both pre-assembly and unit assembly (marriage).
Dürr offers 3 different types of overhead conveyors –
1) Electric monorail system (EMS)
This system from Dürr is available as a standardized and unique solution for the final application system across India. The EMS system comes in 2 different variations depending upon the use –
– Lightweight EMS for smaller components, i.e. up to 500 kg like doors, cockpits, engines, and other assemblies.
– Heavy-duty EMS with a capacity of up to 3,000 kg for transporting bodies.
Dürr also offers a special design for this system, which can lift to 7 tonnes.
Dürr offers a customized approach for its final assembly application equipment to meet the varying needs of its customer. Hence it supplies and develops hangers with stroke scissors with a stroke of up to 4.5 m in various designs. This optimizes the setup and gets optimum ergonomic conditions for every work cycle, which helps transfer the logistics and transport routes through the factory.
2) Vertical Adjustable Carrier (VAC)
Dürr also offers height-adjusted load-bearing devices (VAC), which pair well with either Electric Monorail Systems or the Twin Trolley Systems. The scissor lift can help customize the final assembly system as it offers hanger stability and allows height adjustment at every work zone. Body carriers are available as C-, T- or four-arm hangers. For lifting, the polyurethane belt is integrated with steel cables which can bear up to 3 tons of load, which gives you the option of replacing the conventional busbars with non-contact energy and data transmission. This results in less wear, higher availability, and, ultimately, minimized repair and maintenance costs.
Due to its minimum height requirement, Dürr VAC can be used in almost all existing plants like the body shop, painting, and even in final assembly application. This gives complete accessibility to the body and can be used in flow or stop-and-go modes. Moreover, the system meets all worldwide safety standards in the automotive industry.
Alongside VAC, Dürr also offers rotary hangers for the overhead conveyors to improve ergonomics even further. They help in swiveling the vehicle, giving a far more comfortable position for the underbody tasks.
3) Twin Trolley System (T.T.S.)
The twin Trolley System is one of the most silent and clean conveyor systems ever made.
The T.T.S. is nothing but a system of modules used to handle the loads in body-in-white, paint shops, and the final assembly system. These modules (aluminum rails, trolleys, drive modules) can be combined in several different ways. The whole layout is completely customizable by adding switches, vertical and horizontal bends in the free stretches between one drive unit and the next. The movement of this system comes essentially from pairs of two trolleys. That’s why we call it “twin”.
T.T.S. is the most sustainable conveyor system in the market. Quiet operation, no lubrication, less energy consumption are just some of its features.
The T.T.S. offers 4 different versions –
1) T.T.S. Classic – for medium payloads, automotive industry, body-in-white, paint, and final assembly systems.
2) T.T.S. light – for payloads up to 500kg, for example – automotive industry, light components, and bodies.
3) T.T.S. heavy – for payloads up to 6.500kg, for example – aircraft industry
4) Inverted T.T.S. – floor conveyor
Around the world, over 60km of T.T.S. have been installed. This covers 3 continents, which was for over 30 customers, in over 30 plants. Which makes it safe to say that T.T.S. is the better and more sustainable alternative than the older and traditional conveyor systems.