JR Automation recently launched FlexChassis, a modular automation platform that expands the company’s portfolio of turnkey solutions for manufacturers. This high-speed linear chassis minimizes up-front conception, design, and assembly times to provide customers flexibility for high-speed and high-volume manufacturing.
From a capabilities perspective, FlexChassis offers a wide selection of choices. Assembly capabilities can include ultrasonic welding, riveting, screwing, snap fit, gluing, UV gluing, heat sealing, joining dissimilar materials, and more. Material joining capabilities include heat/ultrasonic foil sealing, laser tacking, laser ablation, laser, or ultrasonic cutting and die cutting.
FlexChassis offers a variety of configuration choices to match a customer’s needs. It’s adaptable to several platforms —continuous motion, indexing, bench-top, power and free — and works with multiple prime movers. It also includes full digital control and process monitoring. Linear motors provide speed, accuracy, and operational flexibility with multiple configurations through a human-machine interface (HMI) recipe selection.
“We recognized a market need for an automation platform that allowed for high flexibility without requiring a significant amount of upfront engineering; lowering cost, minimizing risk and shortening delivery,” said Greg Herman, business development manager with JR Automation.
Built with standardized, pre-designed modules, FlexChassis can be configured to meet a range of manufacturing objectives for assembly and process applications. For example, it is ideal for the medical, consumer goods, and electronics manufacturing markets, with the adaptability to resolve challenges in almost any industry. Its flexibility makes it scalable and allows customers to quickly grow from pilot lines into full production systems.
For clean manufacturing needs, FlexChassis meets various ISO classes.
“FlexChassis was engineered from the ground up taking into consideration the needs of our medical customers while offering the flexibility our customers expect,” said Mick Trompen, medical market chief engineer.