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That's how it's done

Postby ianc53 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:41 am

Interesting video of the BMW factory found on the R1200/50RS site. It's a S1000RR they're building but you do see the odd boxer engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2DGhCk2aFo

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Re: That's how it's done

Postby dave the german » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:46 am

Good find Ian!! Not sure I'd like to work there!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: That's how it's done

Postby big rob » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks for that Ian, interesting viewing :)

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Re: That's how it's done

Postby boxerscott » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:55 am

Henry Ford would be impressed. The end product is remarkable. i would not like to work on that production line or any other either.

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Re: That's how it's done

Postby ianc53 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:18 pm

I'd have to agree, the whole point is that they want every bike to be the same, no room for individuals on a production line!
You have to wonder when they say they use people for the jobs that the robots can't do. That's good I suppose, but as the robots get cheaper and more versatile it can't be a good feeling if you work there.
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Re: That's how it's done

Postby slparry » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:09 pm

ianc53 wrote:I'd have to agree, the whole point is that they want every bike to be the same, no room for individuals on a production line!
You have to wonder when they say they use people for the jobs that the robots can't do. That's good I suppose, but as the robots get cheaper and more versatile it can't be a good feeling if you work there.



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Re: That's how it's done

Postby boxerscott » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:05 pm

slparry wrote:
ianc53 wrote:I'd have to agree, the whole point is that they want every bike to be the same, no room for individuals on a production line!
You have to wonder when they say they use people for the jobs that the robots can't do. That's good I suppose, but as the robots get cheaper and more versatile it can't be a good feeling if you work there.



.. and BMW probably give more selectable options than any other manufacturer … much to the chagrin of the sales staff at times :D
Sales staff are probably the ones that should be happy, I can not see a robot massaging ones ego " That is the bike for you sir" I fear that now some production lines are fully automated down to the point of folding a garment and boxing it there is little point of producing humans to do such tasks.On that sobering note perhaps population control is the answer to all our problems.


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