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Robust modular assembly system

01 March 2018

Thorite is launching AMAS – Aluminium Modular Assembly System – an extremely flexible extruded aluminium sectional system manufactured by Bosch Rexroth that, says the company, has unlimited capabilities.

In its basic form, AMAS is available in lengths of up to 6 metre high quality extruded sections which can be cut to size and joined together using different connectors. In actual fact, the range of different connectors fills a large catalogue and it is possible to make practically anything that isn’t curved. Static and mobile workstations, machine guarding, KanBan flow racks, machine frames and access platforms can all be built using AMAS.

Even though AMAS has been designed for industrial purposes it is still an attractive looking system which is durable and corrosion resistant. AMAS is also very cost effective in that if an assembly such as a flow rack needs to be extended or modified in any way, different connectors and additional sections are all that are needed. 

While AMAS is available for customers to build their own projects, Thorite has launched its own assembly department. A team of trained technicians have access to a software system which can plan the most complex of projects without error. A member of the team will visit the customer’s site, discuss the requirements and take measurements. All the different parameters are then keyed into the software which then produces a cutting and fitting list. If this is a large project it will be test assembled and then broken down prior to delivery. Smaller projects are delivered assembled and ready to use.

Ross Gowler is the Thorite marketing and engineering director: “The phrase ‘future-proof’ is something, rightly or wrongly, that you hear a lot at the moment but AMAS really is future-proof. Taking a workstation built from AMAS as an example, it can be larger, or smaller or completely redesigned. AMAS is almost infinitely flexible.”