The ABB ModulFlex define a new era of bodyshops. Designed for multiple model production with fast change-over ensures reuse of hardware and maximizes the return on investment.
The ModulFlex allows different sub-assemblies to be produced in the same station, unlocking the full potential of flexible automation like robotics.
The production line now has the ability to build different models at any stage, without modification to the underlying plant infrastructure.
This is done by swapping different tooling into the workstation which are held in storage.
- Flexibility in your subassemblies
The ABB ModulFlex is able to store and exchange 6 different tooling jigs. This allows multiple parts to be produced on the same station thus reusing the investment across these parts. It also allows the introduction of future parts onto the same line.
The ModulFlex allows fully random production, without affecting the cycle time of the production line. The result is the production planner has freedom to adjust production levels according to the plant requirement.
- Modular design
The modular concept allows new tooling can be added over time with no effect to the existing production. This allows gradually investment over time as more flexibility can be introduced when needed.
- Simpler, faster and safer
The ABB ModulFlex can be installed on any shop floor without the need of a pit or elevated hardware. All motion is controlled through the ABB Robot controller, the IRC5. The ModulFlex uses the IRC5’s advanced coordinated motion and multi-tasking abilities, removing this complexity from the operator and programmer. This makes the commissioning and operation of the ModulFlex station simpler, faster and safer.
- Standardized and easy to maintain
The ABB ModulFlex replaces custom machines with a reliable robust product. Its standardized design is validated, and uses proven components and technology. Tooling can be repaired offline and maintained in its storage, resulting in higher up-time of the production line. The offer includes fully product support, comprehensive documentation, maintenance information and spare parts.