Machine Tending & Process Integration

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Successful automotive Tier 2 supplier expert in complex pipe manipulation
  • Undertaking strategic review of manufacturing processes to ensure sustainable global cost and quality competitiveness
  • Drive to eliminate waste

 

THE PROBLEM

  • Shop floor configured by process
  • High levels of WIP
  • Multiple manual interventions
  • Too much movement of parts on shop floor
  • QA on a sample basis

THE VISION

  • Introduce machine cell structure
  • No manual intervention from raw material to finished product
  • Automated inspection and recording of every part

 

PROJECT TARGET

  • Reduce WIP
  • Reduce movements between operations
  • Improve cycle times
  • Reduce reject rates
  • Optimise existing investment in machine fleet

THE SOLUTION

  • Working with client engineering and quality teams
  • Integration into cells centred on a single robot
  • Tube bend and end forming machinery
  • Roll form machine
  • Robot and bespoke design end of robot tooling
  • De-burring station
  • Camera Inspection and data feeds
  • Wash Tanks
  • Out feed conveyor

 

TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED

  • KUKA KR16 six axis articulated arm robot
  • Siemens PLC
  • Cognex Vision Measurement
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • HMI Graphic User Interface
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