Munich, Germany-based Krauss- Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH has invested in a flow assembly-line production for its extruders, dubbed synchronized flow assembly.
The move follows Krauss-Maffei's earlier flow assembly for its MX and CX injection molding machines.
K-M is now using synchronized flow production to build all electrical and mechanical subassemblies for twin-screw extruders from the KMD 75 to the KMD 114, and single-screw extruders from KME 45 to KME 90. The machines are now built in four synchronized stages.
The firm renovated its extruder production late last year. Production is now fully synchronized, and parts are “pulled” by the requirements of the assembly line.
“It is not only our products that must be continuously improved, but also our processes,” said Josef MÃ¤rtl, Krauss-Maffei's chief executive officer.
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