Automotive assembly line faces several challenges when it comes to material handling. With greater number of vehicle variants being launched in the market a parallel system to handle the components of these variants on the same assembly line is one of the key challenges faced by most automotive and auto-component manufacturers. Further, the components on assembly line need quick orientation and highly precise positioning as they are placed /mounted in synchronization with the moving assembly line.
Fine Handling has solved handling challenges for a wide variety of components on the assembly line to achieve the desired cycle time and maintaining highest safety. The examples of Fine Handling's work shown here will give you a brief insight into core technology, its adaptations for various applications as per the specific needs of the customer's process and value added.
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Cockpits or Instrument Panels are typically assembled on a separate sub-assembly conveyors, Cockpits are required to be inserted through door aperture. cockpits are lengthy and heavy weighing around 80 kg including all the mountings on it such as HVAC, Steering column etc. This makes insertion a difficult task, Fine Handling’s Gripping solution for handling of Instrument Panel has successfully handled various types of Instrument panels / cockpits such as
Automotive batteries weigh around 30 kgs or more. Placing the battery among the engine components without disturbing the other parts is often time consuming primarily because the available space in engine compartment is relatively less. Also, if both legs of batteries get connected while handling with a metallic equipment, it can discharge the battery. The customized Grippers from Fine Handling serve specific battery handling needs of the customers process including easy operations, safety in handling and firm clamping.
Suspension struts need to be placed exactly below the wheel arch. Further, bolts are to be aligned to bore so struts can be fixed quickly without much hassle to the operator. Fine Handling's gripping solutions are being used on assembly lines of several leading automobile companies to ensure fast handling and precise positioning of struts.
Fine Handling has developed a variety of customized grippers to handle suspension struts as per customer's specific needs:
Seats are heavy, bulky to handle and oddly shaped for easy placement. On the assembly line, the seats need to be inserted through the door aperture and precisely positioned for quick and easy bolting on the automotive body without any damage. Further, many times, the same gripper needs to be compatible to handle multiple variants of seat. Here is a glimpse of some of the gripping systems, conceptualized, designed and engineered by Fine Handling for efficient,
expedited and ergonomic handling of seats as per the specific needs of the customer's process:
On a fast moving assembly line, picking up and placing the tyre on the wheel hub for bolting is a tedious and time consuming task. The challenge is to assist the operator to quickly engage the tyre, provide an effortless handling and to place it precisely on the wheel hub for bolting. Fine Handling's gripping solutions are being used on assembly lines of several leading automobile companies to perform ensure fast and safe handling of tyres.
Fine Handling has developed a variety of customized grippers to handle each variety of tyres such as:
Doors are typically fixed on the automotive body by two ways i.e. hinge or pin and bore type. Achieving the desired cycle time is a highly critical parameter in case door fitment. Fine Handling's gripping solutions are customized for the door deisgns of the manufacturer, and the handling equipment is perfectly synchronized to the assembly line.
Fine Handling has developed specialized, customized grippers for its customers to handle variety of doors such as:
Handling glass components, on a fast moving assembly line, is very critical typically because of the weight, delicate nature of the components and mechanism for the opening and closing after placement. Operator safety is a key concern in handling glass components. Fine Handling's gripping solutions have helped automotive companies to solve all the above challenges, while raising the efficiency and safety for the operators several notches higher.
Fine Handling has developed specialized, customized grippers for its customers to handle components such as:
With increased awareness about environment automotive manufacturers have launched CNG fuelled vehicles. The CNG Tanks used in such vehicles are bulky and heavy with weights often exceeding 80 kg. Fine Handling has developed gripping solutions for easy, safe and secure placement of CNG tank unit in the automobile through boot space or door aperture. Examples of some of the customized gripper solutions for handling CNG tanks, along with its handling equipment are show below: