Assembly line for steering columns using One-Piece-Flow

Assembly line for steering columns with 9 process and 2 testing stations

  • Production with 1 to 8 workers / cycle time 21.8 s / lead time 175 s
  • Partially automated stations with cam mechanism
  • Fully automated stations with manual 2 / 3 times rotary indexing tables
  • Fully automated stations with manual stroke-step-system
  • Manual and automated supply of components
  • Manual workpiece transport
  • Automated processes: joining, screwing, pressing, lubricating …
  • Automated testing station: evaluation of movement and force profiles
    with the use of measurement hardware
  • Data surveillance of stations and transfer to host computer and production data acquisition