Kitting and assembly line for the bicycle industry
The bicycle and e-bike industry is growing rapidly and is characterized by innovative solutions with high demands on sustainability and tailor-made solutions.
With a range of leading bicycle manufacturers in our portfolio we have extensive experience from delivering smart conveyor solutions to the bicycle and e-bike industry. We help bicycle manufacturers improve productivity and secure capacity through smart kitting- and assembly line solutions. We offer turn-key solutions with our Power & Free overhead conveyors including a carrier designed for optimal ergonomics for the operators.
With the OCS patented overhead conveyors solution – based on friction instead of space-intensive and inflexible chain or the more expensive EMS Electric Monorail system – all requirements are achieved for smooth, quiet and clean moving.
For any kind of bicycle:
Mountain bike, road bike, touring bike, e-bike, cargo bike, scooters etc.
Assembly line following lean principles and thus high productivity.
Batch or mixed order-based production allows just-in-time production.
Sequential and/or parallel workstations for various capacity needs.
From kitting and pre-assembly to final assembly, quality control and packaging including needed buffers.
Smart layout to optimize floor space utilization.
Flow management and track & trace using RFID technology and SCADA system.
Riese & Müller is a German manufacturer of premium e-bikes, cargo bikes and folding bikes. As part of planning a new building, Riese & Müller wanted to bring its production up to the latest level of technique. After visiting other bike-manufacturers with OCS installations installed, Riese & Müller contacted us to discuss the different solutions and possibilities for bike-assembling using an OCS Overhead Conveyor System.
Material are picked at order start and then two-step pre-assembly. The trolleys are automatically transported to final assembly stations and then to quality control, then onto pick-up / packing. The product carrier is designed so that all bicycle variants can be transported. Furthermore, it is height-adjustable and rotatable, providing the right working angle and access to the operator.