HEMI has taken an important step in the professionalization of the company. Recently we invested in the purchase of an automated assembly line!!
As a company we are constantly looking forward, we test the total process. We look at where there are points for improvement. All points are discussed, whether small or large.
With this information we came to the conclusion that we could still improve the assembly process. We want to shorten the assembly time, but also maintain consistent quality in production. The constant maintenance of quality is number one priority within our process.
With our newest acquisition, we can guarantee quality and shorten the process. This refers to serial and modular production.
The kitchen cabinets for the Center Parcs concept are currently being produced on the new assembly line. Our employees on the new assembly line have followed internal training. People are satisfied with this investment. This has accelerated the process, allowing us to handle mass production in a short period of time.
The components will be pre-assembled at this station in the correct assembly order. Parts such as cross plates, drawer rails, mounting blocks, for adjustable feet, etc. will be mounted.
At this station the pre-assembled parts will be glued, inserted and assembled into a corpus.
As soon as the corpus has been assembled, it is automatically fed into the press. The press measures the size of the corpus, positions the corpus and starts the pressing cycle. The pre- determined program can adjust the pressure of the press and the time and positioning of the press clamps.
Given the total length of the line, it should be placed in our current layout assembly department, in a corner. This station is also equipped with a zero alignment, which means that the corpus is aligned at the front of the conveyor. The corpus must be rotated, so that it reverses onto the turntable (for further construction, if the corpus needs to be stapled for) and with the back of the corpus facing the rear, once assembled.
Because a corpus must pass through the conveyor belt on its side, for the final assembly the corpus must be standing upright. This will be done by the tipper, and if it is possible this will be indicated in advance in the press program.
The processing/processing time of a station will differ per item of furniture and per assembly employee. To be able to cope with the differences per station there must be a buffer in the line. This buffer can (depending on the size of the corpus) support more than one corpus, so that all stations can function optimally as possible.
7 Product Finishing
The corpus will be assembled at this station. For example: suspension of the front panels and assembling drawers.
Finally, the corpus must be packed. This station can be lowered to 300mm, so the corpus can easily be put on a pallet.