Application Example: Gluth

Brought into line over 35 metres

50 processes were brought together in a single 35-metre-long system, employing three LS linear assembly systems operating in total synergy.

Challenge

Gluth Systemtechnik specialises in modular automation and testing technology. The global player in special machine construction has a special focus on the automotive sector. For the assembly and testing of proportional solenoids, 50 individual processes were to be united in a single system with extremely short changing times. However, the required implementation time for the system was only ten months.

Solution

Gluth Systemtechnik chose the LS linear assembly system to form the backbone of the system. Two LS systems were used in sequence in order to enable flexible operation, for example around a corner. The special LS concept allows a short realisation time as well as a high level of system availability as a functionally tested and reliable basic system. Additional advantages include the short changing times and easy accessibility. Linked rotary indexing tables would have compromised accessibility and the cycle rate of conventional linear transfer systems would have been too low. With the new assembly line, however, the cycle time was almost halved from 6.5 to 3.5 seconds.
Products in use
LS 280 LS 280
Linear Assembly System
The LS 280 is a tried-and-tested system that enables changing times of just 0.5 seconds.

Stefan Schnurrenberger
Managing Director at Gluth Systemtechnik GmbH

Solutions

  • 50 individual processes in one system with extremely short changing times and outstanding accessibility.
  • Realisation time of just ten months thanks to a flexible and modular basic system with a high level of system availability.
  • Reduction of cycle time by almost 50% from 6.5 to 3.5 seconds.
  • The new system consists of three linear assembly system connected in series and combines 50 processes.
    The new system consists of three linear assembly system connected in series and combines 50 processes.
  • New design options and very good accessibility: logistics and process station are strictly separated.
    New design options and very good accessibility: logistics and process station are strictly separated.
  • Flexible in every respect: differences in processing times are compensated by the use of single or double strokes.
    Flexible in every respect: differences in processing times are compensated by the use of single or double strokes.