An automotive supplier is building a complete new production line for assembling seats and benches. Various production steps are required, such as feeding the upholstery and assembling the seat occupancy sensor and seat heating system. Each car seat is configured individually. Therefore, production and delivery must take place just-in-sequence, i.e. in the order in which the next vehicle is assembled. In order to be able to produce the large number of seats required, several assembly stations are built next to each other. Very long conveying paths are necessary to maintain the sequence of the seats.
A combination of GUF-P 2004 belt conveyors, KGF-P curved belt conveyors, MBF-P 2010 modular belt conveyors and Versamove plus pallet transfer systems was created for the production line. The contact surface of the belt conveyors and modular belt conveyors are printed with sequence areas and numbers so that all components can be assigned a fixed position. This allows the different seat parts to be deposited and processed in the required order. The pallets in the Versamove system are fitted with RFID chips on which the respective sequence number can be marked. Thanks to the modular mk design, the conveying paths were able to extend up to 45 m in length. They were transported in smaller sections before being assembled and commissioned at the customer's site.
All conveying paths are equipped with their own controllers and connected to the customer's higher-level system, in which faults are recorded and displayed centrally. The sides of all the conveyors are also completely covered with creep zone protection and a protective guard.