Automotive Assembly Line + Fori Assembly System + Scooter & Motorcycle Assembly

Automotive Assembly System – Battery & Scooter Line

Fori recently integrated a flexible assembly system for a scooter assembly line. The line currently utilizes a scalable manufacturing methodology, enabling the end user to increase automation as production requirements increase.

The assembly system is made up of a single assembly loop and two offline stations. The two offline stations consist of a battery assembly area, along with a tire & wheel assembly area.

A unique characteristic about this assembly loop is the manual carts are tied into a track that resides on the floor similar to the Fori Flex Rail system that utilizes Rail Guided Carts (RGCs).

The unique equipment provided includes:

  • Flexible production tooling pallets
  • Bushing press
  • Heavy duty torque tube for front fork attachment
  • Robotic sealant dispensing cell
Automated Sealant + Fori + Assembly Systems
Automotive Assembly System – Automated Sealant Apply

Implementation of these types of scalable assembly systems allow the end user to minimize upfront expenditure and utilize a cash flow structure which supports increased automation as throughput requirements increase.

For more information on Fori’s available equipment, please visit our website.

 

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Fori + Fori AGV + Aerospace AGV + Aerospace Automated Guided Vehicle + Aerospace Automated Material Handling

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for Aerospace Component Assembly

Fori recently provided two custom designed, high capacity Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for a large Aerospace OEM. The AGVs were utilized for component material handling and assembly.

Over the past decade, there has been a strong push in the Aerospace industry to increase Automation. Main drivers for this initiative include decreased crane utilization, process control, improved safety and reduction in product damage and waste.

The AGVs supplied required a customized frame design in order to mimic the footprint of the transported tooling. The project team had specific requirements on the length, width and height of the vehicle, as well as deflection requirements for the AGV frame while transporting the part and tooling. These requirements required a substantial engineering effort through the utilization of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure the final design would meet all the design requirements.

Aerospace AGV + Automated Guided Vehicle + Fori AGV + Fori Automated Material Handling
Fori Aerospace Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) for Aircraft Component Assembly

Fori AGVs are Siemens safety PLC based, providing an open controls architecture, eliminating the “black box” provided by many material handling suppliers. The AGV system is outfitted with the latest and greatest safety devices available. The AGVs provided include perimeter safety bumpers and 360º SICK safety scanner coverage to ensure collision avoidance.

Responsibilities of the AGVs include:

  • Lift & Transport up to 90,000 lbs.
  • Minimize tooling & part deflection
  • Accurate and repeatable tool placement
  • Fully automated order scheduling & completion

Utilization of AGVs has resulted in decreased reliance on overhead cranes, providing a reduction in product damage and an increase in system efficiency and most importantly safety.

For more information on Fori AGVs, please visit our website.