We feel at home wherever component parts are assembled

We have gained our expertise and tools from the automotive sector and were able to transfer this knowledge to many other industries. Today we are also involved in aircraft, medical care and consumer products industries.

An interdisciplinary team of experienced assembly experts guarantees successful project work by Plan B assembly planning. In addition to engineers of various disciplines our team is made up of constructors, programmers and business economists. This range of proficiency ensures that complex assembly planning tasks are viewed, rationalised and considered from all necessary perspectives.

Planning in every detail

D. Wilhelm, B. Kalusche
Head of department planning

Planning modules

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Assembly Process

With the use of customized planning modules, we are able to support concept development through to operational production. All our planning projects start with a thorough analysis of both product and process. Our planning always proceeds "from the inside out", targeting your specific priorities.

Our unique selling point is the combination of planning and realisation of assembly planning projects. On completion of the conception and planning phase, we can provide assistance in the selection of suppliers and implementation, or we can completely realise the project with our department of special-purpose engineering, Plan B assembly solutions. Either way, valuable experience gained from such projects flows directly back into our planning team.

We are well acquainted with all industries wherever component parts are assembled. Our knowledge and experience has been gained from automotive sector. We are now transferring this knowledge to aircraft, solar and consumer products industries.

What about you - what product do YOU assemble?

The apparently impossible does not intimidate us.

Digital Planning

Assembly processes and material flows are complex issues. Our simulation tools aim to make your manufacturing system manageable and comprehensible. Increase your productivity and benefit from resources, in order to reduce costs and optimise the working conditions for your employees.

  • Human Simulation
  • Material flow simulation
  • Machine simulation

With these building blocks, we are able to set up a virtual representation of your production facility. Your individual requirements determine the level of detail - from examining basic concepts, to a fully functional digital twin of your facility.

Benefits and goals of the digital factory are increased efficiency, improved planning quality, an abridged product launch and standardised planning processes.

Visit our website »Digital Factory«

We develop and optimize your technical concepts

Plant designs

Beyond process planning we develop precise technical concepts for workstations, transport solutions, automatic stations and robot cells. By means of profound construction expertise and most andvanced tools for 3D-construction and simulation we create a functional basis for subsequent detailed constructions. Due to the development of various concept designs all influencing factors can be discussed and considered according to their priority at a very early project phase.

The evaluation of existing installations and their optimization requires the same approach and expertise as well. In many cases we were able to increase the plant efficiency significantly by specific modifications. For changes of cycle time or the introduction of new products we can handle the complete conversion planning. Thus the subsequent use of facilities offers significant potential for cost savings.

As with process development we always proceed holistically. Technical aspects such as mechanics, electricity and IT connection play just as important a role as issues of operablity and ergonomics.

Project management

A view from outside has often led to significant changes. As external project management Plan B benefits from not being directly involved in operational hierarchies. You will be surprised how quick we get familiar with your company, your systems and the characteristics of your production. We assume responsibility  - open communication despite awkward issues and a close integration within the team have always proved to be a guarantee for success.

Our thinking and acting is always project-related and in consequence inter-divisional. We consider individual, operational framework conditions, deadlines, costs and resources and achieve agreed project targets by providing professional stimuli and motivating the existing team.

 

White Paper »Assembly Planning«

Assembling represents the core business of many companies. In order to gain a maximum benefit from it, the added value taking place here needs to be planned optimally. Being able to manufacture flexibly and prompt new product variants and to react to quantity changes is crucial for competitive advantage. The investment both in assembly systems and the related IT-technology should be characterized by long-term-usability and variablity. Fundamental requirements such as efficiency, ergonomics and energy efficiency are equally provided as the achievement of 100% product quality.

Planning and construction of assembly systems is a complex and profound matter. Our free white paper "Assembly Planning in Practice - the Plan B Method" will provide a comprehensive overview and summarize key elements and the essential procedure.

If you are interested we will send you a download link via e-mail.

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