Together with our customer Handtmann Kechnec s.r.o. we have taken on a very special challenge: Three different component types from the blank to the machined, assembled, tested and impregnated end product are produced in just one plant. So to speak, the "all-round carefree package" from a single source, with smooth interface coordination between the enormous number of suppliers and technology partners. Of course, always on board: State-of-the-art automation, part traceability, capacity-based part navigation and testing mechanisms with accurate data availability.
The end result is three interconnected production lines full of intelligent control technology and lots of high-tech. Over a total of approx. 130 meters, the clutch and transmission housings pass through a large number of process steps with a cycle time of 43.5 seconds. Whether various machining operations, cleaning, high-pressure deburring, drying, measurements, assemblies, leak tests or the following impregnation, this special machine is individually adapted to the wishes of our customers. Personnel are only needed to load, monitor and maintain the production line - automation takes care of the rest.
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"Capacity-oriented component navigation" - a term in the introductory text that is quite a task: Each component has its own individual production requirements, and all machines in the process flow are designed to meet them. Nevertheless, different parts can be flexibly produced together in certain areas of the plant and get “redirected” automatically. In this case, however, the different requirements go well beyond dimensions and machining. Different quality requirements for impermeability, impregnation rates, their repetition, cycle times, and resulting storage options are just some of them. All these special features must be taken into account when connecting the production lines and at the capacity-oriented component navigation. At the same time, there is a strict 0% error tolerance, because any confusion of OK, N.O.K. or rework parts due to incorrect navigation must be ruled out in any case. And our mechanical engineering experts have solved this problem in a clever way.
In this major project, a wide variety of technologies were combined, tailored to the requirements of our customer.
As usual, the automation, assembly technology and leak testing machines were supplied by Köster. In the areas of machining, cleaning and impregnation, we have worked closely with well-known suppliers, entirely without interface discussions or time-consuming coordination problems for our customer.
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