Skillet conveyors, available from Webb Conveyor , are large, moving platforms that support both the vehicle and the manufacturing team performing assembly operations. Known as platform conveyors, the “skillet conveyors” are arranged in a positive contact, accumulated manner, creating the effect of a moving floor.
This type of conveyor system provides a synergy between people, processes and technology. The ergonomic design helps to reduce fatigue and improve production quality by allowing the vehicle height to be adjusted throughout the assembly process. Each pallet can be customised for each product, station and operation.
Some systems are so advanced that as vehicles progress between the different stations the conveyor system adjusts their height automatically for improving the quality and ergonomic ease of the assembly.
Depending on the process, team members may also be allowed to adjust the working level to their comfortable working height. The decking on these pallets is normally a fatigue relief material to further improve worker comfort and productivity.