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Overhead conveyors for the automotive industry

January 7, 2015

Many aspects of the automotive industry rely on overhead and floor conveyors to maximise operational efficiency, these include manufacturing, assembly lines, delivery systems and paint plants.

Here at LB Foster Materials Handling in Leicester we handle a wide range of clients within the automotive and auto-component market. Our expertise lies in the design and manufacture of bespoke systems to minimise downtime and increase productivity. Each conveyor system is tailored to meet the rigorous standards which are required in this industry.

At MINI Plant Oxford a conveyor solution has been installed to improve the wheel fitting operation. LB Foster designed and manufactured zero line pressure accumulating roller conveyors complete with pop up transfers and tilting units for either side of the production line.

The new conveyor system presents a constant supply of wheels to the fitting operators on each side of the line in the most efficient and ergonomic manner.

LB Foster has also designed and installed a triple strand chain conveyor for the light vehicle drive line of Dana Traction Technologies Europe in Witton, Birmingham. The conveyor transports Jaguar rear axles away from the Dana assembly line to the company’s despatch area. A total of six dunnages, each weighing up to 750kgs, can be transported on the conveyor at one time.

Whatever your conveyor requirements in the automotive industry, LB Foster has an experienced team who are committed to solving your challenges, creating a cost effective, automated solution.

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