Collins Aero business seats

Collins Aerospace
Luxury Airplane Seats

Meet highest quality standards by minimizing operator mistakes

Herman miller chairs

Herman Miller
Luxury Chairs

Increase accuracy of assembly to garantuee utmost quality

Caterpillar bulldozer in action

Caterpillar
Many use cases

Ensure high-precision tightening under all conditions for the most demanding applications

JCB off-highway

JCB
Agriculture

Boost quality performance through inspection of semi-finished goods

robot operation

Greif
Oil Barrel

Increase production speed through robotic process automation

Nissan Qashqai blue

Nissan
Full scale Infiniti line

Enable high-precision tightening & traceability across all assembly lines

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Collins Aero business seats

REQUIREMENTS

Luxury Seat Assembly

Aerospace

USE CASE

Collins Aerospace is a leader in providing high-end innovative aerospace solutions, such as luxury seatings for business jets. Comfortable business seats require excellent quality and superb functionality resulting in complex assembly needs. All bolted joints in a seat should be tightened at precise torques in order to guarantee their functionality under all severe circumstances. High-end DC tools gave the operator optimum ergonomics thanks to their pulsing features. To secure zero defect assembly, Ansomatic is used as helping hand to guide operators through this tough seat manufacturing process.

HOW IT WORKS

  • As the assembly includes several variants, operator scans the seat to be assembled
  • LED shows which socket to take from a socket selector device
  • The ergonomic-friendly DC tool will now be enabled to start the tightening job
  • On a monitor is clearly shown how many bolts to tighten and in which sequence
  • Once all bolts are tightened with the different sockets the seat is released and all data is stored and used for detecting operational improvement opportunities
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Herman Miller chairs

REQUIREMENTS

Office Chair Assembly

Diverse Manufacturing

USE CASE

Herman Miller designs high-end luxury office chairs that are as beautiful as they are usefull. To cope with complex assembly requirements, Herman Miller makes use of high-end DC tools. This to guarantee correct assembly under optimal ergonomic conditions thanks to their pulsing feature.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Operator scans the chair to be assembled
  • Then - the pulse tightening tool will be enabled to start the tightening job
  • The tool controller clearly shows how many bolts to tighten
  • Once all bolts are tightened the chair is released from its fixture and all tightening data is stored in a database enabling full traceability of the assembly process

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REQUIREMENTS

Numerous applications

Off-Highway

USE CASE

Cat is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. Several off-highway vehicles (excavators, wheel loaders,…) have many critical bolted joints like counterweights, swing bearing, axles, etc. In many cases these are not easily accessible. Ansomat did lots of projects at Caterpillar and is recognized as a trusted solution expert for their critical assembly projects. Not only did we provide screw fastening products, we offered various custom solutions including smart arms, assembly constructions, fixed and mobile trolleys with integrated computers and many more.

SOME PROJECTS

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JCB off-highway

REQUIREMENTS

Product Inspection

Off-Highway

USE CASE

JCB is a British manufacturer of excavators, wheel loaders and other off-road equipment. JCB produces more than 300 kind of products, and therefore has a countless number of components and semi-finished products circulating. To guarantee the quality, JCB uses Ansomatic to inspect semi-finished products on scratches, irregularities and potential mistakes.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Product is moving on a conveyer and inspected through a vision sensor detecting potential flaws like scratches, irregularities, missing components etc...
  • If the vision system remarks a deviation, the product is not allowed to go to the next stage
  • All results are instantly shown on a large monitor to allow for immediate interventions
  • An image is captured and recorded for audit reasons
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Nissan Qashqai blue

REQUIREMENTS

End-to-End Car Assembly line

Automotive

USE CASE

Nissan required to have full traceability of fastening results across the full vehicle range of the Infiniti line. They were in need of an end-to-end system that ensures accurate assembly and torque traceability. Besides, several quality gates were needed to be implemented to ensure only vehicles with acceptable torque fittings could leave the factory. Ansomat delivered a complete turnkey package including the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning to monitor and track vehicles and sub-components, control and log data from all DC tool controllers and archive the data on an sever for audit and quality purposes.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Car comes in the zone where specific tightening’s need to be done
  • Operator picks the correct socket from the socket tray which enables the tool to start the tightening jobs
  • On a PC screen is clearly shown how many bolts to tighten
  • Once all bolts are tightened the DC tool is disabled again till the next car comes into the assembly zone

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robot operation

REQUIREMENTS

Robot Implementation

Diverse Manufacturing

USE CASE

Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products like bulk containers or oil barrels. Oil barrels are produced at high speed to cope with large market demand. A full robot system was required to complete fastening of caps on oil barriers faster and more accurate than humans can.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Oil barrel is running on a conveyer and two robots are present to secure the tightening of the 2 caps (a larger & a smaller one)
  • Operator picks the correct socket from the socket tray which enables the tool to start the tightening jobs
  • Each robot picks a cap from a feeding unit
  • A vision system checks where the hole of the barrel is situated
  • A DC nutrunner mounted on the robot tightens the cap at accurate torque
  • A manipulating arm connected to the robot absorbs reaction forces

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