One Piece Flow

For consistent quality and quantity
With assembly lines from STEIN you can realize highly efficient One Piece Flow production systems. The work pieces are transported from station to station accurately while associates independently perform all process steps from the first to the last station. The effortless and varying working conditions for your employees guarantee highest quality and long term motivation of your team.
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One Piece Flow as part of LEAN Management

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STEIN Components

STEIN 300 with individual components is the basis for successful production. To allow customers to go their own way when realising their installations, all components and corresponding data are available in the ‘toolkit’. Plant designers and engineers can use them to create custom solutions with all the possibilities of STEIN technology.

STEIN assembled

STEIN 300 assembled is a good choice for anyone wanting to order an installed system rather than individual components. Savvy planners can configure a system themselves, whilst STEIN assembles the individual components and delivers a system that is virtually ready to use. Controlling the system with software and hardware is left to the customer.


The complete system for central management and control is quick to get up and running. With the STEIN 300 assembled and equipped with the STEIN LOGISTIC system controller, the process can be managed and monitored. Individual orders and entire production schedules can be created and processes can be configured at the click of a mouse.


The method known as “STEIN LEAN” is used where material is to be continuously processed from the beginning of a production process to the end in a single flow, to the extent possible. This also makes it possible to react flexibly, in the event of errors, and to interrupt the production process quickly so that no further bad parts are produced.

More secure, faster and more reliable transport through the production line

STEIN LEAN & the right modules

Of course, basically all parts of the proven STEIN 300 can be used in a LEAN PRODUCTION-variant of the system. The most common components, which meet the basic needs of LEAN PRODUCTION, are however:

  • manual roller track or conveyor with drive
  • manual Workstation
  • roller table
  • centering unit

The main advantages of One Piece Flow for your production

In times of Industry 4.0, production is changing systematically. Topics such as batch size 1, product variance, networking, process oriented production steps are important requirements that a transfer system must fulfill in the future. It is important to consider processes as a whole when converting them. Here STEIN has already implemented many solutions and is working on many more.
Better quality short term
High flexibility in regards to variants
High flexibility in regards to associates because not all work stations need to be staffed
Better pre-conditions for Mass Customizing and versatile production systems
Less inventory resulting in smaller space and capital demand due to batch size 1
Shorter delivery times because there is no need to wait to have a full batch of a certain variant

Automation and logistics for the industry of tomorrow

In logistics, which has strongly influenced our portfolio since 1992, STEIN has set a cornerstone for Industry 4.0. With our logistics control, we are distributing our many years of logistics and data processing knowledge since 1992. Networked production systems are controlled intelligently using RFID-technology.
  • Noise reduction by SOFTMOVE up to 75%
  • Energy savings using SOFTMOVE up to 80%
  • Flexibility using height adjustable manual workstations – 100%
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In over 3,900 assembly facilities STEIN 300 has its firm place in production. At a variety of customers and in various configurations


STEIN 300e

Instead of pneumatics, the stoppers, transfer units and centering units are controlled with electrical drives in STEIN 300e.



Especially heavy and demanding tasks are handled by STEIN 400. Large workpieces with up to 80 kg in weight are transported effortlessly.
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STEIN Control

The well-engineered control system without special SPS programming knowledge inspires the users by simple operation and flexibility.
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Thanks to SOFTMOVE, we transport our customers’ products from station to station very gently and with maximum energy efficiency.


With STEIN LEAN you can process your production cycle completely from start to finish in one flow.

Modular system

With the STEIN modular system you can choose your ideal size from a pallet size of 160 x 160 mm.
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In our download area you will find CAD drawings, documentation and further information material on STEIN products.

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