Conveyors for a complex industry with new components
The automotive industry is characterized by many components that are renewed at relatively high frequency, demands from the market on new models and many suppliers.
Therefore, internal transport systems with conveyors for the automotive industry must be flexible, easy to maintain, and able to communicate with machines such as robots, screwdrivers and superior process systems. Furthermore, conveyor systems must be modular to be able to be quickly expanded, for example, new workstations.
Like other modern industries, the conveyor solutions should also be clean, quiet and ergonomic to meet both technical and human requirements . With the OCS patented Overhead conveyor solutions – based on friction instead of designs that are space-intensive, inflexible chain or the more expensive EMS Electric Monorail system – all the requirements are achieved for a smooth, quiet and clean motion.
Of course, we also offer traditional floor conveyors for handling pieceware.
A floor-based conveyor system that transports instrument panels from assembly line, through test and quality control, to the position for it to be installed in the car. The system handles both loaded and empty racks and also contains a buffer.
Assembly of door panels
OCS 500 system in combination with floor conveyors for the assembly of door panels.
Order picking and assembly of radiators
OCS 500 order picking / kitting details to build a complete radiator. The operator manually transports the trolley or alternatively drives it through the picking area. After loading the trolley with components, it is automatically transported to the available assembly station. In each assembly station, all the materials are assembled in the product carrier in line with specification and quality requirements.
Production line for car tyres
OCS 500 system with multiple assembly stations where the operator loads tyres onto the OCS product carrier for further transportation to an automatic unloading station. Each assembly station has a 10-minute production buffer. The entire OCS system is ceiling mounted and thus integral with assembly machines leaving clear road access for forklift trucks.
OCS 150 system for buffer and assembly of leather onto instrument panels.
Assembly of instrument panels
OCS 500 system for the lean production of a complete mounted instrument panel. Operators along the line can assemble the instrument panel in line with the specification but in the case of problems, easy access means a team leader can easily attend to assist. Full tracking and communication with RFID and screwdrivers. Prior to unloading, contacting and functionality test. Unloading is managed by a robot.
Assembly of bumpers
OCS 500 system for the assembly of front and rear bumpers. With the help of the unique product carriers, the operator can raise, lower and rotate the bumper to provide the best ergonomic position during assembly. At order start, the bumper and product carrier are scanned automatically for the optimal fit of the product.
Assembly of Front-End modules
OCS 500 assembly line for Front-End modules (front of the car containing beam, radiators, lamps and bumper). Fully automatic rotation of assembly fixtures in the product carrier to provide the best ergonomic position during assembly. At nominated assembly positions, the OCS carriage can stop with a +/- 3mm accuracy to allow docking of special assembly equipment.
Instrument panel buffering
OCS 150 manual system that manages instrument panels hanging from injection molding to paint. The product carrier is designed to handle a variety of variants. The carriers are transported through the process as a single piece or in a row.
Buffering of bumper
OCS 150 bumper buffering system. After assembly, the bumper is sent through an elevator to the mezzanine to buffer. The ceiling height is maximized with this solution. The bumpers are sorted out through three sorting runners to the correct sequence and then released via a lift to relieve racks. The product carrier is designed to handle a variety of variants.
Assembly of the convertible
Two OCS 500 systems for assembly of the convertible. One system transports the three key parts on individual wagons through a mounting process. In the second system, the three parts are placed on a common assembly jig and assembled into a complete unit. Before unloading, the entire cabriolet unit goes through a quality control.
Order picking of parts for door panels
Two OCS 500 systems (front and rear doors) for order picking of in-depth details for door panels. The product carriers are designed to handle all the in-depth details for 9 complete door panels. Picking is guided by the “Pick to Light System” and the entire system communicates with the overall FMS system.