Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Precise Parts Handling in Accordance with Standards

The automotive industry is one of the most important industrial sectors worldwide. It is subject to strict, international standards and regulations like few other industries. At the same time, fully automated automotive production processes require absolute reliability and efficiency.

We at mk know the specific requirements of our customers. Our many years of experience allow us to provide the quality they need in terms of parts handling, interlinking and assembly – with exceptional reliability and exceptional affordability.

For applications in the automotive industry, this means:

  • Compliance with the strictest production equipment regulations and factory standards
  • Highest unmanned process reliability and low maintenance/downtime
  • Solutions for fully automated and robot-assisted production
  • Highest quality and repeatability
  • Extremely robust solutions, even under extreme environmental conditions

Solutions from mk

We draw on our talent for innovation and our many years of experience. We are a qualified partner for countless manufacturers in the automotive section, providing fully automated transport for a wide range of vehicle parts. Our industry know-how includes extensive knowledge of all applicable production equipment regulations as well as the range of possible additional options. We employ state-of-the-art technology. To meet the specific requirements of the automotive industry, we work with only high-quality motors and gearboxes from SEW EURODRIVE and Habasit conveyor belts.

 

mk’s references in the automotive industry include exhaust system handling, axles, aluminium rims, petrol pumps, brakes, convertible roofs, gearboxes, radiator grilles, crankshafts, bonnets, tyres, headlamps, shock absorbers, tanks and much more.

 Interlink with individual safety zones 01

Problem definition
In the production of longitudinal and cross beams, the production systems, the packaging robots and a station for manual tasks need to be interlinked. Positioning accuracy of +- 0.2 mm is required at the stations. Both longitudinal and cross beams are produced on the line, and the...

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Interlink for the production of cast parts 01

Problem definition
Two machining stations in a production process for cast parts need to be interlinked. The upstream and downstream machines have different cycle times. The interlink needs to restore the system’s autonomy. Two different types are produced on the line simultaneously. They are placed...

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Staufähige Verkettung Kurbelwelle 01

Problem definition
Interlinking of multiple workstations with different cycle or changeover times using cost-effective and dynamic feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpiece carriers.

mk Solution
The SPU 2040 accumulating pallet recirculation system allows for acyclic operation...

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Problem definition
In an application for producing plastic fuel tanks, the blow-moulded tanks need to be fed into a multi-level storage system, where they are allowed to cool. The cycle must take a certain amount of time so that the tanks have sufficient time to cool. The tanks also need to be...

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Taktfähiges Kettenumlaufsystem TKU 02

Problem definition
Camshafts are conveyed into a processing machine (lathe), separated and positioned, so that the camshafts are clamped into the processing machine identically every time. Since the aim is to process different types of camshafts, the width of the conveyor system must be variably...

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Magnet-S-Conveyor 03

Problem definition
Linking a production system for brake shoes. Continuous transport of ferromagnetic workpieces from a transfer height of 1,000 mm to a transport elevation of approx. 2,500 mm. During transport, the products must not change their position. The conveyor must be adjusted to meet the...

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Tray palletizer 01

Problem definition
Empty or loaded trays for turned steel parts are to be loaded or unloaded in a fully automated process. For the subsequent automation, the trays are to be buffered upstream and downstream of the palletizing station. Thus, after manual loading of the empty-tray buffer, the system...

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Customized palet in corrosion-resistant design for a cleaning plant

Today, interlinking of machines with robotic automation is used to a significant extent for large-scale production. In addition to the optimal use of machine capacity, processing with maximum possible variants is also gaining more and more importance. Erhardt+Abt Automatisierungstechnik GmbH has...

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