Assembly Line Automation
Assembly lines typically employ multiple shifts per day to increase productivity. Assembly line labor continues to increase in cost and turnover may be high due to the repetitive nature of many tasks. Additionally, the handling of heavy and dangerous materials that may be necessary can pose a risk to workers.
Automated assembly improves productivity, quality, and precision while minimizing the labor challenges. Automation can be used in a range of tasks such as part-placement, welding, grinding, polishing and material handling. Automation systems include robot arms, rotary indexing tables, and conveyors. Integrating Genesis Motion Solutions direct drive motors into these systems generates performance benefits such as:
- Smaller footprint
- Faster settling times
- Higher accuracy
- Reduced downtime
The compact form factor of Genesis’ direct drive motors versus gearmotors enables a reduced system footprint. This means more machines per square foot and higher productivity. Additionally, direct drive motors allow for faster settling times compared to systems with more mechanical components such as flexible couplings and gearboxes. These added components introduce resonances and increase the likelihood of instability.
Genesis direct drive motors offer a zero-backlash solution for higher accuracy than geared solutions and enable tighter tolerances for high precision machining and assembly.
Our direct drive motors are the best solution for assembly automation systems that require high throughput and precision with minimized factory footprint. Assembly systems have high run times for optimal throughput and efficiency. LiveDrive® direct drive technology reduces system downtime by simplifying the motion system. Our direct drive motors enable fewer points of failure which means higher mean time before failure (MTBF) and lower cost of ownership.
Contact a Genesis Motion Solutions representative to learn how we can advance your assembly system.