Front ends must be automatically screw-fastened to the body and assembled on a continuously moving production line.
A 6-axis robot has been equipped with a customized gripper that was specifically designed to pick up the front end.
The robot uses this gripper to seize the front end before using the tightening spindles - that have also been attached to the gripper - to screw-fasten the front end to the body.The movements of the robot have been synchronized to match the assembly line conveyor technology.
In order to establish the exact position of the body before it is joined to the front end, the gripper has been equipped with a 3D sensor system that determines the dimensions of the body and forwards the correction values to the robot.
Additionally, sequence checks of the body and the front end are performed before the assembly.
Improved productivity by avoiding downtimes and by ensuring high availability levels for your production system.