Our automotive IP / consoles customer has a very wide range of small assemblies, that together form full instrument panels and consoles for an automotive OEM.
A critical part of the assembly process is a 'No Faults Forward' methodology. When a single missing part can cause customer plant rejections - it is imperative that each assembly is right first time!
The huge variety of designs within the vehicle generates a massive amount of potential for failure of the process so it is essential that they are stopped at source and prevented from escaping the assembly process.
Using a standard bench format, in a range of sizes, we design and manufacture NFF sub assembly systems equipped with Torque driver(s), process control HMI assemblies, bar code scanners, sensor IO, bar code printers and a variety of materials and techniques to engineer a process that cannot allow a faulty part to escape.
Part sensing, clamp engaged sensing, DC tooling feedback is used to control the assembly process at each step - with the process moving forward only upon receipt of an appropriate sensor confirmation, synchronised with operator instructions via the assembly process.
The examples below use a Desoutter Infinity HMI for process control and monitoring of IO via ethernet from the remote panel, which is fully integrated into the customer plant for traceability. The result is a fully Poka-Yoke'd assembly process, to survive the rigours of 24/7 use.
- Lower operating costs
- Improved worker safety
- Reduced factory lead times
- Ability to be more competitive
- Increased production output
- Consistent and improved part production and quality
- Optimal utilization of floor space
- Easy integration
- Maximized labour
- 24/7 non stop production with minimal maintenance
With more than 160 years of automotive interiors expertise, International Automotive Components (IAC) is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems. We bring added value, service, and success to our customers, investors, and employees, reinforcing our quality, value, and technology.
No fault forward