Axle assembly – An example for the successful implementation of industry 4.0.
In a long-standing cooperation with a big automotive supplier and the resulting experience we built a pre-assembly plant for the production of components of axles for commercial vehicles. The plant is able to cover a wide range of parts without the need to replace type-specific change parts.
The plant is loaded by pre-order-picking of the corresponding components on picking stations. All subsequent processes are performed via robot handling systems and assembly stations. All relevant measuring data, fusion data and screw-driving data is transferred to a superordinate server and assigned to each component.
At all workplaces the workers are given operator guides that visualize the processes they must perform. The workers must execute and acknowledge the processes in the correct order.