System cladding, from concept to system solution
Design: Platform family
Individual items: 25 main assemblies
During the design phase, various production processes and materials were evaluated by means of collaboration with Romay.
After the design had been finalised by the customer, the appropriate construction for the material and technical implementation of the individual assemblies were worked on and established by means of collaboration with the Romay Engineering department. In the process, focus was directed towards not just the cost-effective production of individual cladding components but also requirements for fastening and mounting options, with the aim of reducing production times.
Several tools for a wide range of production technologies were used in the manufacture of the individual cladding components. The requirement for identical components of different lengths to be combined in a single tool was a challenge during the tool manufacturing process.
The following production processes are used in the manufacture of components:
- SMC hot pressing (Romay)
- Aluminium casting (Sourcing)
- Electrical components (Sourcing)
- Viscoelastic polyurethane (Sourcing)
- Various mechanical components (Sourcing)
The finishing of the visible surfaces of all components is carried out in Romay's own painting lines by giving them a structured painted surface.
The procurement and timely supply of the above-average number of purchase items is an extremely challenging task for our supply chain.
The whole process of choosing and assembling the individual components is carried out on a specially designed assembly line.
The customer's assembly line is supplied with products in returnable packaging via a consignment warehouse at the customer's premises. Components that are not due to be fitted until the system is finally completed are provided at the same time in disposable packaging.
The high inherent stability of the material used for the application – SMC hot pressing – enabled the requirements relating to the substructure to be reduced. A simple installation concept with concealed connectors which can also withstand system and production tolerances if need be was realised at the same time.