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SEAT commissions its largest ever robotic
The biggest robotic within the historical past of SEAT’s Martorell manufacturing unit joins the greater than 2,200 others that collaborate within the meeting of the corporate’s newest fashions. It’s greater than two and a half metres tall and weighs three tonnes.
SEAT level out that most of the elements that make up the automotive “puzzle” weigh tons of of kilos on their very own. When it comes time to assemble them, the burden multiplies. “So as to transport and assemble the automotive’s bulkiest elements and to make sure that its construction doesn’t endure within the slightest, we had to make use of a bigger robotic,” says Miguel Pozanco, Head of Robotics at SEAT S.A..
Standing nearly three metres tall, this robotic is able to assembling three of the heaviest elements of the autos, those who make up the facet of the automotive, weighing nearly 400 kilos.
Martorell already has two of those big robots. They work facet by facet within the physique store along with one other 2,200 robots within the services as a complete, coordinating with 1,700 staff to fabricate one full automotive physique each 68 seconds. Their incorporation simplifies a part of the car meeting course of and reduces the footprint of the manufacturing line. “These robots assemble key sections of the car, resembling the edges. As they’ll carry extra weight, they perform two operations on the identical time, growing the standard of the elements,” based on Pozanco.
SEAT S.A. has different robots able to carrying as much as 700 kilos, however on this case, they wanted to go a step additional, precisely 4 extra metres. “There’s a relationship between the burden the robotic can carry and its attain. In different phrases, holding a bucket of water together with your arm subsequent to your physique isn’t the identical as holding it together with your arm outstretched. This big can carry 400 kilos at nearly 4 metres from its central axis,” explains the Head of Robotics at SEAT S.A.. This can be a nice novelty, as the identical robotic can be a part of the three facet elements and switch them to the welding space with out another robotic having to deal with them once more. This has been achieved because of the incorporation of a linear axis that permits it to maneuver as much as 4 metres.
The robots are outfitted with software program that permits distant monitoring of all their working knowledge, resembling motor consumption, temperature, torque and acceleration. “By analysing this knowledge, we are able to anticipate any unexpected occasions. In different phrases, predictive upkeep is carried out, which ensures high quality and precision on an ongoing foundation,” concludes Miguel Pozanco.