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ABB Ability™ for Automotive

Machine tool tending applications

Introduction

The automotive industry is growing and changing, with factories expanding in order to meet ever-increasing production rates.

Key Challenges

Key Challenges

Simplify automotive manufacturing processes and increase productivity

The mechanical components required to produce reliable, quality products are in high demand and site supervisors are constantly identifying where in the complex and layered processes to utilize automation, robotics and digitalization.

The Power of Digital

The Power of Digital

Solving industry needs through digitalization

In the past, the automotive production process was almost entirely manual, relying upon humans to run and operate machines. The digitalization of these processes has significantly altered and improved productivity while also saving time, reducing error and increasing efficiencies. With more efficient and advanced machine tools entering the market, the demands on more intelligent and flexible robotic automation for machine tool tending is ever increasing.

We offer a complete portfolio of automation solutions for machine tending processes. Our robot-based function packages and standardized modular cells feed components to lathes, mills and to secondary processes like deburring, washing, assembly and part marking. When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization by up to 60 percent. The short payback – in some cases less than 12 months – is significant and tangible.

  • «…When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization by up to 60 percent…»

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