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Case: assembly line

Semi-manufactured components are delivered to the operator in a tray on his left side.

On the right side of the operator there is a rack system with components to be assembled with the semi-manufactured components. The product variant is determined by the type of component selected from the rack.

The tray can be tipped to the required angle, thus providing the operator with optimum ergonomics. Furthermore the floor of the assembly cell can be lifted and lowered ensuring a correct working height.

All orders are started by scanning the order sheet from the tray. The components, which are picked from the tray, are also scanned. Thus it is always clear which components the slice is made of and of which group the slice is a part.

The item itself is carried by a module holder during the assembly, thus enabling the operator to use both hands when assembling the components. Here the operator uses a four-spindled nut-runner for the pre-tightening and subsequently the final tightening of the four screws.

 

Here the first of the two physically identical, but differently set, components is assembled. Note the flap at the left side of the nut-runner ensuring correct assembly.

Picking of parts for various variants. The diode above the magazine indicates from which magazine the item must be picked.

A wrong item is picked, note the red spot on the operator's fingers.

The machine stops when a wrong item has been picked, and a message promts the operator to acknowledge the mistake by pressing OK.

 

GuideOnLine manager changes to the next step of the sequence having received feed-back from for example the nut-runner, the scanner, the press etc.

When the rack is to be refilled with components, the bar code of the components tray is scanned and the rack moves to the correct position.

A diode is lit above the magazine and the lock is unlocked. Now the operator can push down the door. While the door is lowered, the rack in question is not able to move.

The magazine, into which the components tray is to be inserted, is checked-scanned.

 

 

 

 

Both bar codes are scanned to ensure that the right part is in the right place. The door is closed and the production may continue.