Originally Posted by frfv
The plant we were in was all done by hand. No robots or computers running anything. The workers looked like ants running back and forth but they were getting it done. I was watching my watch as we went through the plant and every time I saw the line move I looked at my watch. Most of the time it was at 13 minutes.
Cool but when I say done by hand the only thing about a line is a rail that they push along by hand during the second half of the plant, moving the units along as they sit on some sort of dolly that is on rails. Each move is still workers pushing it by hand. For the dozen or so stations it is like backing in to a parking spot at Home Depot then moving from back in parking spot to parking spot, and finally after walls are up and roof is on they move it back through the roof station in to the final line where it starts riding on the dolly from station to station. Barely warrants being called an assembly line. But anyway smaller slower plant obviously.