Storage of production parts
A large high-rack warehouse is located in front of the assembly lines.
Here both parts and subassemblies are collected from in-house production
until they are called for by the assembly lines.
The quality of the parts is continuously monitored in an adjoining test
Storage of supplied parts
CLAAS balers are distinguished by a high percentage of components produced
in-house. This high degree of vertical integration is evident in the production
of knotters, rollers and rotor technology.
There are approximately 5000
different parts in this warehouse. They might be custom pipes
for the frame, but also V-belts, baler belts, ball bearings, electrical
parts of leading suppliers.
The supplied parts are checked during receiving inspection for the agreed
quality and the correct unit quantity. Unit quantity checking is often
done by weight calculation.
A portion is weighed precisely. In the presentation, you see a rotor star
for the ROLLANT ROTO CUT cutting system that weighs 3.5 kg. If a stacking
box weighs 542.5 kg, then 155 stars were delivered.