Flexible Production Creates An Intelligent Industry

What is Flexible Production?

The concept of Flexible Production first appeared in 1965, and it was first proposed by the Molins company in the UK.

The market is prosperous, and the competition is fierce. The manufacturing industry needs more advanced production methods to meet the growing production requirements, so Flexible production came into being. And rigid production is reflected in the product mass production. On the one hand, it meets the society’s demand for numerous industrial products.

Consumption Structure Upgrade

Accompanied by consumption structure upgrades, the buyer’s market and consumers’ personalization, customization, and timeliness requirements are pressing step by step, and flexible products that meet “diversification, small-scale, and cycle control” are the key to future survival and success of enterprises.

The HCNC presented a flexible production island that is not a kind of equipment, but a kind of concept. Here, every component has been optimized to the max. Only integrating robots, trusses, pallet standardization, and software constitutes the hard power of production line automation.

Flexible production

When integrated die-casting is becoming popular, it will also bring new opportunities for one-stop station islands; to achieve zero inventory, flexible production islands are a very important way; how companies can offset expensive labor, that is, through this In a flexible production line, even after work, the machine is still working by itself, and the automatic supply of materials on the flexible production island is the key point.

Problems brought by traditional automated production lines

At present, Most of the traditional automated production lines are non-standard customization, and the implementation methods are different. The implementation period is long and the investment cost is large. It often fails to achieve the expected goals. There are insufficient demonstrations in the early stage and insufficient improvement in the later stage, resulting in the phenomenon that the production line will be used not well.

Secondly, most of the equipment used in the production line is ordinary equipment with ordinary precision. Although the quality, precision, and efficiency of the processed products meet the production needs, with the development of the industry and the continuous improvement of product quality, Is the existing equipment still satisfactory?

traditional automated production lines

Furthermore, most of the equipment used in the production line is composed of foreign equipment. With the prolongation of use time and the intensification of wear and tear, it is difficult to guarantee the processing accuracy of the products. At the same time, the high maintenance cost and long procurement time will affect the normal operation of the entire production line.  

high maintenance cost of traditional automated production lines

Existing problems in external expansion processing of high-end equipment parts

In recent years, the high-tech industry represented by new energy vehicles has developed rapidly, but higher and higher requirements for the precision of high-end equipment parts follow it. However, in terms of external expansion processing and management, there are mainly differences in product processing quality Problems such as unevenness, difficult management of external expansion units, waste of human resource costs, etc.

Higher precision, better quality, greater output, and lower cost are the constant pursuit of the manufacturing industry. However, in the face of an increasingly open market, the sharp increase in production costs caused by personalized products, and the increasingly fierce market, How does an enterprise maintain its core competitiveness in the face of competition?

Introduction of Huazhong CNC flexible intelligent production line

Is there a certain model that can realize the two seemingly contradictory requirements of product non-standardization and mass production at the same time?

Introduction of HuazhongCNC flexible intelligent production line

HuazhongCNC associates with other companies to research and develop high-precision CNC machine tools, and create a flexible and intelligent production line for the processing characteristics of “multiple varieties and small batches” of parts. With the “small unit” method, it is not limited by the site and the size of the enterprise, lowering the user threshold and being efficient. The characteristics of high precision and high processing precision can ensure that most of the features can be finished in one clamping process, which improves the product processing efficiency and product consistency and satisfies the needs of transformation and upgrading of more enterprises.

The “small unit, standardized” production line is composed of a logistics unit, a cleaning unit, a testing unit, and several processing units.

Flexible Production line

The logistics unit of the production line is mainly responsible for the tooling management of all parts and the connection between each unit through the AGV trolley, which consists of a three-dimensional warehouse and an AGV trolley. The cleaning unit is mainly responsible for the cleaning of parts, products, and tooling, and is composed of a cleaning machine, a buffer shelf, a handling robot, and a loading and unloading workbench.

Coordinate measuring unit

The measuring unit is mainly responsible for the precision measurement of the processed parts and consists of a three-coordinate measuring machine, a buffer shelf, a handling robot, and a loading and unloading workbench.

The processing unit is mainly responsible for the processing of products and consists of three CNC machine tools, a handling robot, and a loading and unloading workbench.

The processing unit

Adopt intelligent manufacturing methods, solve the processing of small and medium-sized pieces of “small batch and multiple varieties” through “small unit standardization”, with small investment cost and quick effect, and at the same time, it can cultivate production technology management talents for enterprise development.