Robotic and automation solutions provider, Bauromat, is pleased to announce that it has won an order to assist Ricor North-East with the manufacture of parts for leading Japanese automotive company, Nissan.
The system, which will feature a FANUC robot, is involved in the process of stud & nut welding of body-in-white parts for a new generation of hybrid vehicles.
Including the latest Dengensha stud feeders, the robot will handle the component to various stages of projection welding before the part undergoes an extensive, automated poka-yoke test to ensure the quality expected of Nissan.
This comprehensive check will then dictate to the robot whether the part has passed or failed, reacting accordingly.
In addition to the new stud welding system the order also includes an upgrade to an existing spot-welding cell.
Bringing the system in-line with industry 4.0 standards, the upgrade will include a full overhaul of the control system with features including, diagnostics, tooling management and OEE data.
This continues Bauromat’s own industry 4.0 methodology and is something offered on all new systems.
“It's fantastic to continue to be recognised as a ‘go to’ for automation with the automotive sector” and has been a very welcomed order of many over the last 8-10 weeks that will now increase employment within our business said Sales Director Jason Aulton.
“It also emphasises that we’re not exclusively an open Arc welding company and can provide fantastic solutions for all areas of the industry including handling and nut feeding.”
The order follows a number of other automotive projects won by Bauromat which are at various stages of the manufacturer process, emphasising the Telford company’s expertise in the automotive sector.
it also highlights the increasing demand for automation within the industry as manufacturing returns to pre-Covid numbers.