The inspiration for the 3CON assembly lines was highly flexible and efficient production lines of the known automobile manufacturers to body assembly.
3CON assembly lines are tailor-made for mounting all component groups in the interior.
They combine all production processes for the manufacturing of items.
Starting from basic joined components to complex assemblies can door panels, center consoles, instrument panels or individual modules in the 3CON flexible assembly lines together, assembled and processed.
2. Process Description
Assembly lines are based on a so-called in-line production concept. At the beginning of the assembly process is to load and merge the most important items. Additional items can be supplied during the subsequent process steps.
The main process in an assembly line is the joining technology. This can be realized in 3CON with the following technologies:
1. Hot air / cold stamping rivets - low-cost option
2. Ultrasonic riveting - highly accurate with 3CON US technology
3. Hot stamp rivets - Innovative with water cooling
4. IR stamp insert - Energy Efficient
Other process steps in addition to the joining process are:
1. Component Testing
2. Camera testing for quality assurance and connection to a PDM system
3. Clip and Retainer supplying
4. Anti-squeak-film or anti-squeak-film-ribbon order
5. Acoustic matt-supply and -welding
6. Cutting and Trimming
7. Stamping processes
8. Printing with barcode etc.
9. And many more....
3. Assembling concepts
The 3CON assembly line has been developed primarily as an inline concept. However, even a turntable or carousel conceptcan be integrated. .
In line concept material supply and removal can take place at the end or at the beginning and end of the alternative line respectively. The transport of the components is carried out on 2 or 3 levels, so that any product variety is possible.
Due to increasing derivative diversity and decreasing production volumes of a flexible joint approach and automated tool change system has been developed.
In this way multiple models are assembled and processed on an assembly line. Subsequent extension of additional technologies and workstations is possible.
- Cost-effective alternative to single systems
- High efficiency due to short cycle times
- Potential savings in number of employees
- Long life, for subsequent generations of products
- Choice of 4 different joining techniques
- The number of stations can be expanded or reduced at
- Highly flexible system configuration
- Integration of cross functional technologies