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    Automotive Assembly System Solutions for Partner Baccanelli

    Green Belt

      Market: Automotive

      Location: Italy

      Technology Partner: Baccanelli

      Project Introduction

      The assembly departments in the automotive sector usually provide very poor automated processes

      in the production chain and this means that it’s very difficult to improve parameters like efficiency,

      quality alignment and massive data collection. In order to achieve these objectives by containing

      production costs, our customer, who is one of this market’s main system integrators working

      with the most important automotive manufacturer companies in Italy, needed a modular and

      flexible system that was able to communicate simultaneously with old and new equipments to

      contain cost.

      System Requirements

      The objective and the aim of this system was to modernize the internal working process by

      introducing a Human Machine Interface that could help provider user-friendly job instructions

      and better characteristics of the specific product under processing to the users and operators

      to make their work easier.

      Another goal was to collect all parameters and data of the operations in a single file linked to

      the serial numbers of the vehicle to optimize the whole process. This was possible thanks to a

      software gateway that integrated old and new equipment by using different physical connections:

      2 x LAN, 5x RS/232, 1 x RS/485, Bluetooth, 2 x USB, and Digital I/O.