Workpiece holders for kits – so-called kit trays – are used to accomodate all the individual parts of an assembly. In kit trays, the various individual parts of assemblies consisting of two to x parts can be compiled in a workpiece holder before cleaning, cleaned and then transported in this kit tray to the assembly area. The part receptacles for the individual parts are part-specific.
In the actual assembly process, for example in laser technology or medical engineering or in the production of injection pumps or aircraft landing gear, kit trays offer numerous advantages. Since the workpieces for the respective product are delivered complete as a kit, assembly no longer has to be interrupted due to missing components. Compared to a sorted delivery of the parts, assembly can be accelerated significantly, as there is no longer any time-consuming picking from different containers. At the same time, the use of kit trays reduces the space required at the assembly areas.
Optimization potential can also be utilized with kit trays, for example when new component assemblies have to be disassembled as a result of a faulty component or used component assemblies have to be disassembled for maintenance. In these cases, they ensure that all parts of the disassembled component stay together and that defective parts can be exchanged. Another area of application is the reprocessing of assemblies such as gears or motors. Here, the compilation of the different components in a kit tray eliminates subsequent mix-ups.