OVER CONVEYOR, NON-INTRUSIVE, LIFT AND LOCATE
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-03
Manufacturing and assembly lines are normally gated by the slowest cell. To eliminate the impact of slower cells replicates are often placed in parallel. Unfortunately, implementation requires adding addi- tional material handling to move product from the main manufacturing line to the duplicate equipment. This method has the disadvantages of increasing the depth ofthe overall line and substantial cost for the material handling equipment.