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We Can Guide You Through Every Step Of The Assembly Process

We have the capability to lead you through an entire component assembly process from loading to "no faults forward" assembly to end of line vision inspection. 

Stage 1: Fabric loading which is where over moudling is performed, such as with A pillars. This is achieved with a roll feed machine feeding material to a bespoke fabric gripper.

Stage 2: Demoulding with a robot and/or gripper to demould and sprue cut the component.

Stage 3: Lamination with vacuum presses or manual hand wrap fixtures. We have developed four different levels of vacuum presses: simple press, single, double and quad platen presses.

Stage 4: Welding using ultrasonic or hot air cold staking (HACS) machines. 

Stage 5: No faults forward assembly through the use of the following technologies: component assembly, tab bending, clipping, flooring assembly and punching. These vary from simple manual appliances to semi-automated systems to fully automatic machines and are used for many different components from pillars to loadspace. A standard feature of these systems is Poka Yoke checks which ensure that no defective parts make it through the supply chain to OEMs. The parts are locked in place until the correct checks have been made, only then are the parts released and a label printed for the operator to place on the component. 

Stage 6: End of line vision inspection systems can check trim material, trim colour and stitching colour of the finished component. These machines are designed to maintain control of ambient lighting, ensuring accurate and repeatable image acquisition, images are then stored by the system for traceability purposes.

Accompanying these machines is our BuildAssist control system which was developed in-house with textual and graphical step-bystep instructions. It comes with the option of OEE and MES software, both technologies show decision makers the productivity of their shop floor, seeing the overall truly productive manufacturing time is the best way to identify the percentage of defective parts. 

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