JR Automation's FlexChassis modular assembly platform is designed to offer manufacturers, including those in the life sciences, semiconductor, automotive and other industries, a flexible solution for building machinery for factories or plants.
James Figy, marketing content leader at Beckhoff Automation and contributing editor at partner publication Automation World, details how FlexChassis allows manufacturers to start with small systems for testing or proof of concepts and rapidly scale to series production. This scalability is supported by built-in monitoring functionalities such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) monitoring and quality control.
The platform also integrates Beckhoff's PC-based control system, eXtended Transport System (XTS), which offers intuitive dashboards for monitoring operations and setting alarms. Moreover, the inclusion of the XTS provides a modular and adaptive linear transport technology capable of accommodating constant change in production processes.
XTS enables high OEE and throughput rates with enhanced flexibility, allowing for efficient defect rejection, rapid changeovers for new products, and space savings through its compact design. The integration of EtherCAT industrial Ethernet system ensures fast and flexible communication, crucial for coordinating various components within the assembly process.
To learn more about JR Automation’s FlexChassis system and Beckhoff’s XTS intelligent transport technology, read Figy’s article from Automation World.