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The Factory 56 - Maximum flexibility thanks to an innovative mounting system

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The most important feature of the Factory 56 is maximum flexibility. All assembly steps for vehicles with different body styles and drive systems can be performed on a single level in the Factory 56 - from conventional to fully electric drives. First of all, the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan and long-wheelbase version rolls off the assembly line in the Factory 56. Later on, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and the EQS, the first fully electric member of the new S-Class family, will be produced here on the same line with full flexibility. The hall is designed to be 100 percent flexible, so that in the future all Mercedes-Benz model series can be integrated into the current production process in the shortest possible time, depending on demand - from compact cars to SUVs. The assembly system of the future creates a more flexible structure for the entire production. Two so-called TecLines serve to avoid fixed points in assembly, which increases the flexibility of the entire hall. They bundle all complex system technologies in one place. This makes it even easier to carry out conversion work in the rest of the hall, for example when new models are integrated. In the TecLines, the classic assembly line is replaced by driverless transport systems. To integrate a new product and the associated new plant technology, only the route of the automated guided vehicle (AGV) needs to be changed. In total, more than 400 AGVs are in use at Factory 56".

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