This production facility was specially developed for a new production concept for assembling the rear axle. A new assembly line, consistently geared towards added value, was implemented for assembly. The assembly line is designed so flexibly that it can automatically produce 4 housing sizes. The workpiece carrier circulation is guided by a low-floor transfer system. The cycle time is 58 seconds.
The area required for the assembly line is 18 x 110 metres. The 18 automatic stations with 5 semi-automatic stations and 6 manual workstations allow maximum flexibility. All press-in processes are force-displacement monitored by means of an electro-spindle. 9 workers work at full capacity with multiple machine operation in the plant.
With this concept, the throughput times could be significantly reduced.