The automobile industry is one of the largest industries in the world. It has the characteristics of high industrial relevance, wide coverage, high technical requirements, strong comprehensiveness, large number of parts and components, and large added value. It has a strong driving effect on the upgrading of industrial structure and development of related industries.
Under the background of automobile electrification and intelligence, major automobile factories have taken the lead on the "way of seeking" of high-end, precision, automation and intelligence.
In the process of upgrading and transformation of car companies to realize intelligent manufacturing, the application of AGV robot system in production logistics is an indispensable part. The model of "intelligent manufacturing + industrial robots" has become an effective means for many auto brands to comprehensively improve the company's intelligent manufacturing level.
In the intelligent manufacturing transformation of car companies, the introduction and transformation of existing production lines have the following disadvantages: long time, cost is high, operation and maintenance are complex, the impact of line stoppages is large, and the overall logistics layout is not flexible and low in extensibility.
① Single production line and poor adaptability.
The rhythm of each process is required to be uniform, otherwise the process of the entire production line will be affected due to the delay of any process, such as lack of materials, missing parts, scraps or unexpected problems.
② It occupies a large area and the site cost is high.
The workshop is required to be large, long and tall (the line length of the assembly workshop is generally more than 300 meters), the civil construction cost is high, and the equipment pit (about 2 meters deep) needs to be designed in advance.
③ The passage is narrow and the traffic is congested.
The continuous production lines cut off the passage, resulting in long supply lines and inconvenience for people and vehicles.
④ The transportation distance is long and maintenance is difficult.
The layout and introduction of the equipment are irreversible, and it is difficult to retrofit later; the conveying equipment is long, and it is inconvenient for linkage maintenance after crossing regions. It is required to design and manufacture a large-area aerial steel platform and a maintenance platform for the aerial line, which is difficult to maintain.
The general trend of automobile manufacturing technology is: flexibility, convenience, intelligence, and informatization. Around this technology development trend, major domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers have applied various types of AGV technology in automobile assembly and test technology.
This is undoubtedly the best assembly solution for the automotive industry that pursues efficiency and quality.
(1) Not only is it used as an unmanned automatic handling vehicle, but the AGV trolley can also be used as a movable assembly table and processing table.
(2) They can not only operate independently and freely, but also can be combined in an accurate and orderly manner to form a flexible production line without physical partition.
(3) The AGV trolley can independently and randomly modify the assembly line layout according to the changes in the production technology, realizing the mixed flow production of multi-variety engines, and greatly improving the assembly level of the engine featuring informatization, flexibility and intelligence.
(4) The AGV system can fully adapt to the current mode of mass customization production and mixed flow assembly, which ensures lower production costs and shorter delivery times while meeting the individual needs of customers.
As the best means of transportation for flexible manufacturing and flexible assembly, AGV trolleys are widely used in the automotive equipment industry. As one of the earliest industries using AGVs in China, the automotive industry plays a different role in the four major technologies of automobile manufacturing: stamping, welding, painting, and final assembly. In different process links, AGV robots play different roles to help realize the automation and intelligence of logistics handling.
As one of the earliest mobile robot overall solution service providers in China, CASUN has 14 years of technical reserves and mature experience in the automobile manufacturing industry, helping the stamping, welding, painting and final assembly processes of automobile manufacturing and realizing the informatization, digitization, automation and flexibility of logistics handling.