FlexLink’s vision is to be the first choice for production logistics, and the launch of the new X85 conveyor platform, X85 pallet system, line control and Youtilize™ software is a major step towards fulfilling this vision.
“Efficient use of capital, and great flexibility while maintaining total process control, is critical to succeed. By partnering with FlexLink you get access to tools, knowledge and experience that will help you improve production efficiency. This means increased throughput and yield in your production, decreased products in process, and improves your ability to respond to the needs of your customers” says Mattias Perjos, CEO FlexLink AB.
The new X85 conveyor’s capacity and speed sets new performance standards to what a conveyor system can do. It offers longest in class MTBF and lowest in class noise level. Substantial concern has been spent on trouble free operation and good factory environment. The conveyor is subject to several registered designs and patents.
FlexLink’s distributed line control allows dynamic speed control, with soft starts and stops. This enables gentle product handling, and efficient line balancing at considerably lower power consumption. The concept ensures easy engineering, installation and maintenance.
The new X85 pallet system is a toolbox for single piece flow solutions enabling flexible routing, and full control of each product in process. There are different configurations in accordance with application needs, and the pallets are prepared for communication with machines, line control and MES solutions.
“The pallet system and line controls are subject to several patent applications, and their properties allow more flexible production and reduce the throughput time” says Göran Abbestam, project leader for the X85 development.
Youtilize™ from FlexLink is a MES (Manufacturing Execution Software) that manages all resources available in the production: operators, machines and parts used; as well as all data and information needed for the production. It communicates in real time, enabling enhanced production efficiency and automatic quality assurance.
FlexLink is a leading production logistics supplier – providing material and information flow management solutions to assembly and manufacturing industries. Based in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has 650 employees, operates 25 sales units and is represented in 60 countries. In 2006, group turnover was MSEK 1,278.