The question here is: OK or NOK?! The customer, a manufacturer of trucks and buses, attaches great importance to quality. Not every component reaches the end of the machine for withdrawal. Prior to this, they need to pass three different testings within the assembly process. If only one of the criteria doesn‘t fulfill the requirements, there is no possibility to pass the red light and NOK stopper. Sounds like an interesting story? Not really, the quality control is part of our customers‘ daily business and for us as a special mechanical engineering company it is one of our core competences.
So why is this machine so impressive? In the end the overall concept and the invested know-how of our designers and engineers make the difference: Various process steps have been combined time- and space-savingly, even though the component weighs around 30 kg and is anything but easy to handle. The assembly line seems to be small and without attracting attention, but who expects forces up to 150 kN behind this pressing unit?! Also, the detailed data, which is stored and visualized throughout the entire process, enables a completely new level of live information supply.
Maybe after all this is turning into an exciting story...you decide!
3 decisions are crucial in this project:
This assembly line is not only an intelligent system which decides with the aid of modern techniques autonomously whether the component part is OK or NOK but also bundles information to keep the reason for the decision transparent. At the same time, it offers possibilities for interaction whereby it was paid attention to visualize only the most important parameters at different positions via IPC & touch panels.
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