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1. (WO2017058019) PLANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A CYCLE TIME IN AN AUTOMOBILE FACTORY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/058019    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2016/050675
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G05B 19/418
B62D 65/18
Applicants: REXNORD FLATTOP EUROPE B.V.
Inventors: MENKE, Cornelis Hendrik Mijndert
Title: PLANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A CYCLE TIME IN AN AUTOMOBILE FACTORY
Abstract:
An automobile factory planning system (100) and method for controlling a cycle time (Tc). The system (100) comprises a conveyor belt (11) configured to transport a plurality of automobiles (Ca, Cb) at a controlled displacement velocity (Vc) along a manufacturing path through the automobile factory. A feedback device is configured to provide a visual indicator (M) of a designated position (Pb) at which a next automobile (Cb) is to be placed on the conveyor belt (11) relative to the position (Pa) of a previous automobile (Ca). The designated position (Pb) is calculated as a function of the cycle time (Tc) and the displacement velocity (Vc) of the conveyor belt (11).