The need for more frames
After the start-up of the line and the gradual debugging of all downstream processes, which corresponded in addition with the gradual further recovery of demand after the pandemic period, it became apparent quite quickly that the idea of keeping the project modular (i.e., relatively easy to expand) proved to be very sound." mentions Aleš Hájek, Production Manager at Kögel Chocen. Aleš Hájek adds: "During the first months of 2021, Kögel increasingly started to consider expanding the line with an additional welding station and the final decision was made in May 2021.
The expansion of the line
Since the concept chosen when designing the original line proved to be correct and functional, following this decision, Valk Welding was able to embark, together with its suppliers, on the expansion of the entire line with a total of three additional welding robots installed in a copy of the previous two welding stations. The routes of the transport system were extended and modified, bringing the total length of the entire line in the new configuration to a total of approximately 105 m