AUTOMATIC SUPPLY OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

Client

Car manufacturer

Task

Automation of assembly lines

Description

Inefficient vehicle assembly line

ASTI Solution
At this automobile manufacturing plant, an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system was installed. This system is responsible for supplying the necessary parts to all sub-assembly stations, maintaining the rhythm marked by the main assembly line. Thanks to the recharge system, the vehicles use periods of inactivity to perform partial battery recharging tasks, ensuring the vehicle does not stop due to a lack of battery charge, which would result in interruptions to the production line.This type of vehicle uses a low-cost magnetic guidance system that can be easily installed. It is complemented by markers to establish stops or changes in the behaviour of the vehicle along the route. The simplicity of this system means it can be installed by the user.This system with AGVs achieves the automation of assembly lines, enabling the flow of materials between different points without the operator having to move between different stations.