Ford Dagenham has invested in seven UR10 Universal Robots from RARUK Automation to automate the previously manual task of applying fasteners to engine blocks.
The fasteners are now applied automatically to engines that arrive on the production line every 30 seconds, across a 24-hour, three-shift operation. UR10 collaborative robots pick up fasteners and run them down threads in the engine blocks to secure exhaust manifolds in position. Development of the process and application was fully supported by RARUK Automation, including training.
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