End of Line Testing–Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Fori Korea supplied an Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) to accommodate several vehicle platforms and test a variety of safety features.


  • Safety Testing: Lane departure warning, automatic headlights, over speed prevention, traffic signal recognition, distance warning
  • Results: Decreased infrastructure, increased production rate, accommodation of future vehicle models


ADAS test benches certify the operation of the vehicle cameras related to Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Head Lights (AHL), Over Speed Prevention (OSP), Traffic Signal Recognition (TSR) and Distance Warning (DW).

The ADAS system also validates functionality of the vehicles radar system which detects the moving elements in front of the vehicle from a significant speed and the operation of the vehicle. Examples include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

Another test completed by the ADAS is the AVM (Around View Monitor). This process is completed with four cameras (front, rear, two for side mirrors) and then displays the image captured by the cameras to the operator in their cones of vision (e.g., help for the blind spots, help for the car parking).

The ADAS system has reduced the infrastructure required for the various sensor testing that is completed on production vehicles. The system allows multiple tests to be completed in one station.

For more information about Fori Automation’s end of line testing products, please visit our website.


Automotive End of Line–Wheel Alignment, Headlamp Aiming, Roll and Brake Testing

Fori China designed, built and integrated an end of line system for an automotive manufacturer.


  • Jobs Per Hour: 30 jobs per hour
  • Testing Completed: Wheel alignment, headlamp aiming, roll and brake
  • Results: Increased production rate, reduced labor, improved quality

The end of line testing system was integrated for a two vehicle inspection line. Testing completed included: non-contact wheel alignment, automatic headlamp aiming, roll and brake testing, and various other sensors.

The wheel alignment machine is designed for automatic measuring and manual adjustment of the vehicle parameters.  The system was designed to measure toe and camber for a wide range of wheel bases, tread width, and tire sizes.

An integrated headlamp aiming system measures the vehicle headlight intensity and position automatically which guides the operator to adjust the lamp position with semi-automation. The “Fori Vision” aiming unit utilizes a camera based system to measure the intensity and position of the headlight.

Roll and brake testing is also included in the end of line system which consists of testing for acceleration, cruise control, transmission, rear gear, dynamic braking, and engine.

For more information about Fori Automation’s end of line systems, please visit our website.


Automotive Assembly Systems: Assembly Line for Axle Modules

Fori recently supplied a module assembly line for axle assembly. The production line consisted of a Fori twin strand conveyance system with manual assembly stations, automatic Lateral Run Out (LRO) and automatic end of line robotic vision system for inspection.



  • Assembly Jobs Per Hour: 81 jobs
  • Keys to Success: Inverted assembly process, integrated robots for vision inspection, lateral run out with WSS testing
  • Results: High build efficiency, reduction in rejected parts

The required equipment was met with a few unique challenges and aspects:

  • Inverted assembly and unloading of the vehicle side up
  • Unique LRO testing and retry methodology
  • Inverted robotic vision verification
  • Minimal area available for assembly line
Robotic vision verification

Prior to testing the LRO, the hub and rotor must be assembled on a test fixture complete with constant velocity. The joint and hub fasteners are then tightened according to production standard and are able to withstand an axial load of 100 kN. In order to accomplish these items the equipment had to lift the axle from the pallet prior to being secured.

Due to the rotors being unable to be retained flat against the hub, the equipment could not guarantee “non-contamination” that could potentially produce a fault during LRO. In order to correct this the “retry method” of the equipment was to remove the rotor, index to the next rotary present pattern and reinstall the rotor to the hub prior to LRO testing.

For more information regarding Fori Automation’s assembly or end of line systems, please visit our website.


End of Line Testing, Automotive End of Line (EOL), Headlamp Aiming, Safety Calibration Systems, 3D Wheel Alignment

Automotive End of Line System – Wheel Alignment, Headlamp Aim and Roll & Brake Testing

Fori Korea recently installed (3) complete End of Line Test systems for a large automotive OEM with a plant residing in Mexico.

The Fori End of Line System included three wheel aligners, headlamp aimers, roll and brake test stations and an under body test station.

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Fori Wheel Aligner with 3-D Measuring Head

One of the unique design features was the vehicle measurement system, which resides on the wheel aligner. Sixteen weight measurement transducers are integrated into the four floating plates to equally measure the distributed load of the vehicle during the alignment process. Doing so eliminates the need for a separate weight measurement station.

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(3) End of Line Test Systems were Designed and Built at Fori Korea and Shipped to Mexico for Final Installation and Buy-Off

The facility, capable of producing over 300,000 vehicles per year opened in 2016. The facility produces small cars for Mexico and South American countries.

For more information on Fori End of Line Systems, please visit our website.

End of Line Testing + Wheel Alignment + Headlamp Aiming + Toe Set + Fori

End of Line Testing Systems – Wheel Aligners, Headlamp Aimers and Semi-Auto Front Toe Set

Fori recently supplied five wheel alignment systems with integrated single mast headlamp aim and semi-automatic front toe set.

Fori has been a leader in End of Line Testing equipment for more than 30 years. Supplying End of Line systems across the globe. End of Line Testing systems include, but are not limited to the following:

The Fori wheel aligners and headlamp aimers consisted of the following major assemblies: semi-automated front toe set with Fori patented dual socket gear heads to accommodate two different size tie rods. A semi-automated rear toe and camber secure tooling, caster sweep audit capability and ride height measurement capability were also included in the system.

The Fori system provided the ability for headlamp aiming with a headlamp aimer box and integrated light source. Auto-tilt positioning was provided for measuring and manually aligning the vehicle adaptive cruise control module.

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Fori End of Line Testing Systems – Wheel Alignment, Headlamp Aim, Toe Set

Wheel aligners with the level of automation outlined above are not the “typical” systems supplied in the past. A strong engineering group and past experience ensured that the project would be a success.

For more information on Fori End of Line Testing systems, please visit our website.

Wheel Alignmnet + End of Line of Testing + Fori + Robotic Toe Set

End of Line Testing Systems – Wheel Aligners, Headlamp Aimers, Robotic Toe Set & Automated Tooling Changeover

Fori recently designed, built and integrated two new robotic wheel aligners with integrated dual mast headlamp aimers.

A total of four robots with Toe set gear heads are utilized for setting Toe within +/- 0.03 degrees from nominal. Front Toe is set by adjusting the tie rod with a Fori patented socket gear head which is driven by a nut runner. The Rear Toe is set by adjusting a cam bolt with a Servo driven gear head.

The equipment needed the ability to align three different vehicle models with uniquely different suspension configurations.

To achieve the cycle time requested Fori utilized a system called “predictor mode” for virtual real time toe and camber measurement. Once the initial tire run out is performed and mapped, all subsequent measurements are predicted based upon the known run out.

Elimination of the typical three second update time required after an adjustment is made, resulted in an average of ten seconds per machine cycle.

Robotic Toe Set + End of Line System + Wheel Alignment + Fori
Fori Robotic Toe Set System

Fori the first time, Fori implemented an auto tooling changeover system. Based upon the vehicle model identified prior to the alignment station, the robots will automatically disconnect and set the existing gear heads into fixture holding stands. The time required for this process simultaneously occurs while the current vehicle is driven off and the next vehicle is driven into the alignment station.

Fori has been supplying End of Line Testing equipment for over thirty years, for more information please visit our website or contact:

Mark VanHaverbeck
Fori Automation, Inc.
586 – 247 – 2336