Highly Interlinked Furniture Production for approx. 4.800 parts per 8 hours

The interlinked system concept for furniture production offers you a complete solution with maximum performance from a single source. The latest machine technology and end-to-end control give you cost-effective industrial production up to batch size 1. This solution enables smooth processes from the warehouse to the drilling cell with effective use of space and minimal staffing requirements.

Highly Interlinked Furniture Production for approx. 4.800 parts per 8 hours

1. Storage & Cutting

The revolutionary cutting cell with four single saws enables customized cutting of individual panels. Behind this innovation is a concept that completely redefines the flow of parts in order-based production and enables customized cutting with series conditions.

  • Fully automated sequences
  • Automatic labeling of components
  • Great flexibility for the design in the length and width of the storage system
  • The installation of the cell can be varied depending on the feed direction
  • Automatic handling of offcuts
  • Unlimited recuts
  • Fully automated sequences and onward transport on two levels

More Information can be found here: Storage system und Cutting.

2. Buffering

The buffer system is used to isolate performance spikes in cutting and to adjust the material flow for edge processing. Smoothing out output fluctuations achieves a significant improvement of the overall availability. 

  • Material flow is equalized through buffer zones as well as the infeeds and outfeeds
  • Optimization of the material flow with options for sorting in layers
  • Optimal preparation of the edge processing through manipulation of the material order
  • Direct access to each shelf
  • Storage removal lists can be flexibly changed until the last panel
  • Option for infeed of workpieces that have been cut externally 

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3. Edge processing

The edge processing cell with four edge processing machines connected in series enables four-side processing in just one throughfeed. This edge cell provides smooth processes and is ideal for flexible batch size 1 production with maximum performance. 

  • Maximum performance with four edge processing machines
  • Four-side processing in just one throughfeed
  • High-performance feed systems and joint trimming

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4. Sorting

In the two-channel picking center, the sorting system automatically separates random flows of incoming parts, sorts them and supplies them to the next process step in the ideal order. The result is optimum utilization of capacity in the entire production process. 

  • High storage capacity thanks to ideal positioning of the material
  • Fully visualized parts management throughout the entire production process
  • Components can be sorted according to a wide range of factors such as color, shape, material, etc.
  • Buffering of optional parts to increase material efficiency
  • Infeeds and outfeeds that operate independently of each other

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5. Drilling

The drilling concept enables a custom combination of drilling, trimming, grooving or fixture positioning in just one throughfeed. 

  • Flexible order-based drilling and trimming
  • Six-sided processing in one throughfeed
  • Extremely adaptable due to free, configurable equipment
  • Reliable and precise workpiece transport using dynamic clamp system

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Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

The production control system guarantees the performance and efficiency of the system concept. Batch size 1 production therefore depends on a higher-level intelligent production control system, alongside high-performance and flexible system concepts.

  • Transfer and feedback of production orders from and to the ERP system
  • Generation of production and optimization batches
  • Management of production-related master data
  • Rule-based generation of data records for edge processing
  • Edge preview & edge management
  • Completeness checks and indication of missing parts for production batch/customer order
  • Organization and prioritization of the reworking of defective components
  • Statistics and analyses regarding the error, cause, time and frequency
  • Universal concept for marking and identifying components using barcode
  • Universal network infrastructure and teleservice

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