Shorter throughput times
The goal was to use intelligent synchronization to paint individual machine parts and assemblies and return them to the assembly line as they are needed. To achieve this KraussMaffei is building an innovative surface treatment centre at its
Overhead conveyor for parts up to 32 tonnes
In the indexing system, KraussMaffei can paint machine components up to four metres long, three metres wide, three metres high and weighing up to 32 tonnes. The parts are fed into the system on an overhead conveyor. The basic step-by-step processing concept is analogous to the way the company builds its injection moulding machines – KraussMaffei has already converted its assembly lines to synchronized flow. The combined unit will be used to paint parts that are too big for the indexing system. This unit can handle parts up to twelve metres long and up to 80 tonnes in weight. Both units in the new Surface Treatment Centre are engineered to reduce emissions and water consumption, emphasizing KraussMaffei’s concern for environmental protection.