Streamlining Of Bucket Elevator Foot Assembly
Examensarbete på grundnivå
Maskinteknik 180 hp (högskoleingenjör)
Skadia Elevator is a global leading provider of transportation solutions within the agricultural industry. With a rich history spanning over several decades has Skandia Elevator established itself in the industry as a pioneer and innovator consistently delivering high-quality service and products all over the world. As the agricultural industry continues to evolve, so does Skandia Elevator. They are constantly looking for opportunities and solutions that can increase their production and benefit their company. This project looks to analyse their assembly department and the ability to streamline one of their assembly processes concerning their Bucket Elevator Foot. The end goal is to reduce the final assembly time. To conduct this study a literature review was held in the early stages to find out the best way to approach the problem. The streamlining of an assembly process as complex as the one in this project would require pre-assemblies to be implemented which was the way to move forward. The process of assembly was documented closely from beginning to end in order to understand where the most amount of time could be found. During this, interviews were held with experienced assembly personnel to fully understand how different parts and components were connected to each other. This was crucial since it opened up for discussion with the people involved to determine in what ways pre-assemblies could be supportive for the end assembly. This resulted in a total of eight potential pre-assembly options that were listed and evaluated based on including components, storage availability and time. To finalise the process of implementation was looked at to make a decision.