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Sun Visor Assembly Cell

Sun Visor Assembly Cell

challenge

Our customer needed a machine that could assemble and test right and left hand fabric covered sun visors on a single assembly system with minimal operator contact and a 15 second cycle time. Cleanliness was also an important consideration, as it was necessary to avoid staining the light colored fabric.

solution

The JR team used the following components in the solution:
• Multiple vision inspection systems
• Robotic, servo actuated inline, and indexing dial material handling systems
• Electrical and mechanical part testing
• Heated edgefold
• Label application
• Heatstake
• Grease application
 
The JR team created an effective assembly solution by integrating several different assembly processes and part handling methods. The solution decreased cycle time, reduced labor content and floor space, and improved part quality over the customer’s existing stand-alone assembly cells. The resulting machine is capable of running several different versions of the customer’s part, as well as right and left hand models with minimal changeover. At 13.5 seconds, the cycle time came in well under the customer’s expectations. With the challenge of the sensitive material handling and the precision of the heated edgefold technique, this cell is a straight forward solution, but with a little added cool.

outcomes and benefits

Slide out edgefold tool pack for ease of maintenance, Reduced labor content, Less Work in Progress (one piece flow), Half the floor space, 13.5 second cycle time
Machine Takes Up Half the Floor Space and Cycles Faster than Required

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Industry
Automotive
Technical Capabilities
Assembly Solutions Inspection & Testing Material Handling Solutions Robotics Integration Vision Applications Welding Applications
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From the client
"JR's solution decreased cycle time, reduced labor content and floor space, and improved part quality."
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