Robotic Machine Assembly for Automotive Tier 1

Flexible assembly cell for heat shield assembly. The cell utilized five bowl feeders for feed and registration of washers, bushings, brackets and fasteners. One Epson 3 axis Scara robot and Two six axis Kuka KR5 robots were utilized for assembly and handling of the heat shields.

Five MESH designed 2/5 ton presses for bushing press and rivet expansion.

Fully fenced safety system with trapped key door interlocks and zoned for partial manual operation.

Machine Performance: 

  • Cycle rate = 20 sec per part
  • Labor savings per shift = 3 people
  • 670,000 annual heat shields per year

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