Machine vision-based assembly system fits and mounts wheels onto cars in continuous operation
Using manual assembly methods to mount wheels onto cars in continuous operation is extremely costly for automotive manufacturers. This is mainly because several assembly workers are required to perform the work.
IBG Automation GmbH (Neuenrade, Germany), an automation solutions provider, has designed a sophisticated assembly system for the automotive industry that automatically fits and mounts wheels onto car bodies moving continuously along the line. This highly flexible system can be used for a variety of vehicles and wheel types. By automating this process, automotive manufacturers not only see labor costs drastically reduced, but overall manufacturing quality improve as assembly errors are eliminated.