High mix – low volume
To produce machines for the agricultural and construction sectors, the company has programmed 77 different assemblies on its first TRACK-FRAME-E welding robot system. This system has two side-by-side workstations with a clamping length of 3.5 meters each, and a Panasonic TM2000WG3 welding robot mounted on a track. "Where one product is welded in 1 minute, another requires 150 minutes of welding time. Our programmer David has programs sent to both stations and the loading operator can choose which station to place the fabrication on. That way we can distribute the workload equally."