Chassis Sub Assembly System–Assembly Line & Engine Decking System

Fori India designed, built, and integrated a chassis marriage Rail Guided Vehicle (RGV) system for front and rear assemblies.

Features:

  • Electro-Hydraulic Scissor Lifts
  • Friction drive wheel
  • Wheel base adjustment
  • Results: Increased production rate

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The Rail Guided Vehicle system supplied was comprised of a Fori standard friction wheel drive for the required forward and reverse movement. The vehicle included two separate electro-hydraulic scissor lifts that are used for decking the front module and rear axle assembly. The system also included wheel base adjustment that was required to accommodate multiple models for the rear axle assembly.

The RGV was designed to be user friendly and simple to use. An example of this methodology is the within the control System which was designed to be very simple for the end user, utilizing a relay based logic.

For more information about rail guided vehicles, please visit our website.

 

Automotive Assembly–Workpiece Carriers for Front End Assembly

Fori Germany supplied a custom designed work piece carrier for an automotive manufacturer for their front end assembly project.

Features:

  • Keys to Success: Custom designed work piece carrier, trunnion for part access
  • Results: Reduced infrastructure, increased flexibility
  • Solutions: Module assembly system, work piece carrier with integrated trunnion.

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Fori Germany supplied 21 work piece carriers for a front end assembly line. The work piece carriers were integrated with an existing automated guided vehicle (AGV) system, and are mounted directly to the AGVs.

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The purpose of the work piece carriers is to provide a repeatable solution for locating the parts to the pallet for assembly. The work piece carrier also provides a process to the operator for adjusting the part location and orientation. Adjustment is completed through a powered trunnion.

The carrier trunnion has an integrated motor in order to tilt (the system has four automatic tilt angles) the fixture both automatically and manually. The carrier utilizes the power available on the AGV and communicates with the it to provide confirmation of the correct position. Upon completion of the front end module, the carrier returns to the home position and the module is unloaded via a lift assist.

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The system supplied provided a simple technique for locating the front end module for the operator. The design considerations were based on a high level of reliability and minimal maintenance.

To learn more about Fori Automation’s AGVs and assembly capabilities, please visit our website.