In advance, the used brake modules are dismantled and the old parts that can no longer be used are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The reusable parts are cleaned in a washing plant. Now the new assembly line comes into play:
Storage of the still usable old parts
An individually marked basket with cleaned old parts is recorded by a member of staff in a computerised system at an entry point. He opens a transparent lifting gate and pushes the basket to a collection point. From there, the FlexShuttle transports the basket to the opposite storage rack, where spare parts are also stored.
Inspection of the repaired brake control
In principle, the same work steps are carried out here as for the repair itself. Only the work processes within the employee’s workplace are different. The system, which costs around 250,000 euros, is controlled by a network-compatible Siemes S7-1500 controller. The assembly line was connected to the internal DB in-house network by means of EDP technology so that the data of the conveyor system can be visualized web-based. We have to commission the new assembly line within the agreed period of two weeks without any problems and have it accepted by the customer.