Conveyor Belt Vs Assembly Line

- Dec 27, 2018-

Name : Flexible assembly line

Also known as: Programmable assembly line

Basis: Non-intermittent transfer assembly

Composition: Assembly station, material handling device and control system


Composition editor

The flexible assembly line FAL (Flexible Assembly Line) usually consists of an assembly station, a material conveying device and a control system. [1] 

(1) Assembly station

The assembly stations in the FAL can be programmable assembly robots, non-programmable automated assembly devices and manual assembly stations.

(2) Material conveying device

FAL inputs are the various parts that make up a product or part, and the output is a product or part. According to the assembly process, the material handling device sends the different parts and the assembled semi-finished products to the corresponding assembly station. The conveying device is composed of a conveyor belt, a reversing mechanism and the like.

Control system editing

1 is a schematic view of a flexible assembly line in which an unmanned transport device 1, a conveyor belt 2, a dual-arm robot 3, an assembly robot 4, an upper bolt robot 5, an automatic assembly station 6, a manual assembly station 7, and a feeding station 8 are formed. . There are material banks and reclaiming robots in the feeding station. The magazine has multiple overlapping boxes placed, which can be extracted, also called drawers, in which the parts to be assembled are stored. The reclaim robot has a variety of different jaws that automatically remove the part from the box and place it in a tray. The tray containing the parts is automatically transported by the conveyor belt to the assembly robot or assembly station.