Posted: February 6, 2023
JR Automation is proud to release FlexChassis™, an exciting modular automation platform that expands the company’s portfolio of turnkey solutions for manufacturers. Unveiled at ATX West 2023, this high-speed linear chassis minimizes up-front system concepting, design and build time to provide customers unmatched flexibility for high-speed and high-volume assembly in almost any industry.
Built with standardized, pre-designed modules, FlexChassis can be configured to meet a very wide range of manufacturing objectives for assembly and process applications. Ideal for the medical, consumer goods and electronics manufacturing markets, FlexChassis has the adaptability to resolve challenges for most automation markets. Its flexibility also makes it scalable and allows customers to quickly grow from pilot lines into full production systems.
“We recognized a market need for an automation platform that allowed for high flexibility without requiring a significant amount of upfront engineering; thereby lowering cost, minimizing risk and shortening delivery,” said Greg Herman, Business Development Manager.
FlexChassis offers a wide range of configuration choices to match a customer’s needs. It is adaptable to many platforms--continuous motion, indexing, benchtop, power and free— and can be configured to work with multiple prime movers. FlexChassis also includes full digital control and process monitoring. Additionally, linear motors give FlexChassis speed, accuracy and operational flexibility with multiple configurations through a human machine interface (HMI) recipe selection.
From a capabilities perspective, FlexChassis offers a wide selection of choices. Assembly capabilities can include ultrasonic welding, riveting, screwing, snap fit, gluing, UV gluing, decorating, heat sealing, joining dissimilar materials and more. Material joining capabilities could include heat or ultrasonic foil sealing, laser tacking, laser ablation, laser or ultrasonic cutting, die cutting and more.
From UL and CE to FDA and Gamp5, the FlexChassis design can be tailored to match specific production requirements. 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,” said Mick Trompen, Medical Market Chief Engineer. “With its modularity, including optional HEPA filtration and stainless-steel construction, it offers the flexibility that our customers expect.”
Best of all, FlexChassis is fully supported by JR Automation. With facilities worldwide and a team of over 2,000 skilled professionals, JR Automation offers end-to-end custom automation services. From Digital Solutions to Advanced Application to Lifecycle Management, JR Automation helps its customers keep their operations running and evolving to meet their needs.
Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more.
In 2019, JR Automation was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. In a strategic effort towards offering a seamless connection between the physical and cyber space for industrial manufacturers and distributers worldwide. With this partnership, JR Automation provides customers a unique, single-source solution for complete integration of their physical assets and data information, offering greater speed, flexibility, and efficiencies towards achieving their Industry 4.0 visions. JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 28 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.jrautomation.com.
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