Robot delivers just-in-sequence parts directly to the production line at the SKODA AUTO plant in Kvasiny
In Kvasiny, starter batteries are placed on pallets near the assembly line where they are ready for use when required. To identify the correct parts for the vehicle that is currently being assembled, a robot scans the batteries using a special camera. It then puts the starter batteries in transport trolleys that carry them directly to the production line. The robot also stacks empty pallets and transport packaging, and can order new pallets containing starter batteries from the warehouse when required.
The Czech car manufacturer has invested a total of approximately 450,000 euros in the handling robot at its Kvasiny site and has already filed for a patent application for the system.
ŠKODA AUTO is also testing another new concept at Kvasiny that is designed to further increase work safety at the plant: each forklift truck has been fitted with a tracking system so that the machines can identify other forklifts nearby at an early stage.
The Kvasiny plant is one of the most modern production facilities in the entire automotive industry.
Sep 30, 2020 at 19:35