Benefits & Features of eFlex Assembly

Benefits of a Flexible Assembly Architecture

eFlex Assembly integrates equipment and manpower on the plant floor to create an intelligent manufacturing system that is globally standardized, high quality and highly flexible for production, maintenance, quality, process and training.

Some of the top benefits include:

  • Robust Error Proofing & Improved Quality: Improve first time quality by building the part “right” the first time through our extensive assembly error proofing toolkit (discrete sensor error proofing, vision error proofing, part pick error proofing, barcode scan error proofing).
  • Optimize Cycle Time: Decrease and level takt time throughout the entire assembly process.
  • Monitor WIP Inventory: Continually monitor work-in-process inventory to further lean efforts.
  • Empower the Operator: Empower operators with detailed, real time information and collaboration tools to understand process performance and communicate waste reduction ideas to improve productivity.
  • Send Alerts: Set-up the system to send critical event alerts in the assembly process through SMS text and emails.
  • Make Quick Line Changes: Meet changing market demands, with minimal downtime, by line balancing without recoding.
  • Use Existing Resources: Instead of contracting from outside, you can use internal resources to move stations and set-up new configurations.
  • Increase Productivity: Reduce or eliminate operator/product errors and wasted time to improve your plant efficiency and productivity.
  • Improve Lean Efforts: The framework and core design support your lean manufacturing efforts, including quickly responding to continuous improvement ideas, reviewing measured feedback, and encouraging suggestions and participation in the continuous improvement process.
  • Real Time Standardized Data Reporting: 100% data measurement with standardized statistical reporting and analysis to identify and locate issues and make objective, data-driven decisions. Review up-to-date critical production data, cycle/takt time data and reports on any HMI/PDA/browser device.
  • Improve Process Standardization: Enforce a corporate global assembly standard across hardware, software, analytics and processes, to save time, labor and cost, and increase ROI.

Features of eFlex Assembly

eFlex Assembly works with model based manufacturing or component based manufacturing systems.  Simply configure and introduce new models, model variants or component based products on your assembly line.  Launch new assembly lines quickly with significant cost savings.  eFlex Assembly provides you with the tools to rebalance, reconfigure and report on your production line. 

  • Rebalance: Assembly line balancing and process task revision without recoding or stopping operations.
  • Reconfigure: Enables pull on-demand through real-time configuration of multiple model/component assembly processes.
  • Report: Full assembly line error proofing for production operations with real-time measurement and analysis.

THE TOOLS: Our infrastructure contains a Process Configuration Tool, Process Improvement Tool and Process Engineering Tool that are accessible and visible from the office to the plant floor. 

Would you like to maximize lean manufacturing efforts with a Flexible Assembly Architecture?  Contact an eFlex team member for questions or learn how to get started.
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