Obertshausen - The new assembly hall at warp knitting builder Karl Mayer's site in Obertshausen, Germany, is now operational
The first machine bed arrived at the new site on 1 November, precisely on schedule. "We have installed a state-of-the-art assembly line here with optimum cycle times – from delivery of the parts and modules to dispatch,” explained Herbert Lohr, who was pleased that the assembly operations could now begin.
According to the Head of Karl Mayer’s Warp Knitting Business Unit, “optimum” means maximum efficiency for the best quality, and is a guarantee of future success. “With the next generation of assembly operations, we are strengthening the competitiveness of the entire Karl Mayer Group,” Lohr added.
The short processing cycles in particular ensure that the assembly processes run optimally and that the materials flow operates efficiently. For example, the component groups are delivered according to the fishbone principle, and then on to the assembly stations next to the main flow of the process. This results in short transport paths, and a high degree of flexibility and coordination. The individual workstations in turn are located next to a continuous rail system, on which the machine is assembled step-by-step to form the final product, without any diversions.
The building covers an area of 13,500 square metres and has an assembly capacity of 2,500 machines per year.