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Fully automatic cockpit assembly in flow operation - installation of the front drive unit (FDU) with the IP installation system


Fully automatic cockpit assembly

Assembly cell for the assembly of car cockpits

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Fully automatic cockpit assembly in flow operation

IBG realises an installation cell for cockpit assembly for a fully automated assembly line, with the aim of sustainably increasing the efficiency of production. To avoid interference between the steering shaft and the brackets, their installation is carried out during the running process. For optimal handling, the brackets are provided in blisters by fixed positions and clearly defined alignments. A 6-axis industrial robot equipped with an application-specific gripper can simultaneously grip different holders and enables trouble-free pick-up with linear feed drive.

In the assembly process, the robot picks up the required components with inserted screws. A 2D vision system mounted on the robot makes it possible to find the correct pick-up position in order to clamp the corresponding part to the inside of the flange with the gripper after recognising the position. Here, the holder is centred and aligned through three holes inside a flange.

The positions of the holders on the left and right gripper correspond to their assembly position. Before mounting the bracket, the 2D vision system mounted on the grab identifies the mounting position of the brackets on both sides of the vehicle. The mechanical connection of the left and right grippers creates a repeatable positioning in relation to each other.