SHOP4CF stands for Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories and is...
Support its workers and to reduce the error rate
Robert Bosch España Fábrica Madrid S.A. is the mass-scale manufacturer for automotive sensors, which process is fully automated and is running 24/7 non-stop. However, the plant is also manufacturing Electronic Control Units, where small series of spare parts are supplied to car makers and aftermarket. Since the batches are small and it only requires a few hours in one month, even in some cases, in one year, hence it is neither possible
BOSCH expects to support collaboration and monitor the process, speed up task allocation, exception handling, reduce labour effort (lifting and transferring products) and quality checking operations, thus changing this area into a truly collaborative workspace.
This will be achieved by redesigning and optimising production process, to take full advantage of several new technologies – end-to-end production monitoring and execution including:
AGVs capable of transferring components and processed goods between the working cells without interrupting the workers’ tasks;
Additional technologies like RFID or computer vision to facilitate tracking and quality assurance integration of this production process with the existing management software, including SAP used in the plant.
Collaborative robot picks up the PCB and transfers it to the working stations and/or to the testing stations. The human, assisted with an AR system which provides real-time instructions and records any action thus, improving quality and reducing errors, places the electronic components on the board, to be then transferred to the soldering station by the collaborative robot.
AR support for assembling PCBs
Transfer of PCB trays between the lines & ‘supermarkets’
The automated process model will ensure traceability and support timely allocation of tasks and shorter production cycles. The AGVs improves the overall productivity of the line and reduced workers burden of repetitive and arduous work.
In the first stage of piloting the new lines will be tested outside of the manufacturing line. Afterwards, the newly developed stations will be integrated within the existing manufacturing process.The main results will be demonstrated in core Bosch management level and employees
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