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OVER CONVEYOR, NON-INTRUSIVE, LIFT AND LOCATE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007911D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-03

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Scott Hovey Carl Davis

Abstract

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.