Automated Car Production

Nov 2, 2023

The automobile industry is booming thanks to the industrial robots that are doing all of the heavy lifting. Automated robotic systems are able to conduct all sorts of tasks on auto production lines such as work on vehicle frames, fenders, under bodies, and other parts.


Rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the Auto Indus­try: The Pow­er of Auto­mat­ed Robotics

A Boom­ing Auto Indus­try Pow­ered by Robots

The auto indus­try is boom­ing like nev­er before. Already this year over 13 mil­lion cars have rolled off the lines in fac­to­ries all over the Unit­ed States. That num­ber does­n’t even include the mil­lions of cars cre­at­ed around the world. How are man­u­fac­tur­ers able to keep up with the demand of car buy­ers want­ed new mod­els every few years? The answer is sim­ple: robot automa­tion.

Robot­ic Ver­sa­til­i­ty in Auto­mo­tive Tasks

Auto­mat­ed robot­ic sys­tems can be used to per­form all kinds of auto­mo­tive tasks on vehi­cle frames, fend­ers and under­bod­ies, as well as oth­er parts of the vehi­cle dur­ing pro­duc­tion. While chang­ing a line to work on a dif­fer­ent car mod­el used to be tedious and slowed pro­duc­tion, auto­mat­ed robots today can be reset with­out hav­ing to be repro­grammed each time — with­out stop­ping the line, which increas­es ver­sa­til­i­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty for manufacturers.

Chrysler’s Pio­neer­ing Automation

In the late 1990s and ear­ly 2000s, Chrysler start­ed robot­ic automa­tion process­es in their fac­to­ries. Almost a decade ago, in 2004, they pro­duced an unprece­dent­ed num­ber of dif­fer­ent mod­els. They were able to do this because of their auto­mat­ed robot­ic capa­bil­i­ties. Dif­fer­ent mod­els meant dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als to be han­dled and moved, dif­fer­ent sizes of mate­ri­als, etc. Chrysler was able to keep up their pro­duc­tion num­bers because of their mate­r­i­al han­dling auto­mat­ed robots. 

Hon­da’s Qual­i­ty Enhance­ment and Work­er Safety

Hon­da has improved their ver­sa­til­i­ty as well. While Hon­da may be a Japan­ese com­pa­ny, there are fac­to­ries right here in the U.S. pro­duc­ing cars every day. Hon­da has robots that per­form tasks like spot weld­ing and paint­ing on vehi­cles, which not only increas­es their qual­i­ty of their prod­uct and enhances their pro­duc­tion speed, but also improves the safe­ty lev­els for their work­ers. An auto­mat­ed robot can do jobs like paint­ing and weld­ing that pro­duce harsh, and some­times haz­ardous, fumes and con­di­tions — keep­ing human work­ers out of har­m’s way.

Ford’s Bil­lion-Dol­lar Automa­tion Investment

Ford also jumped on the robot automa­tion train also, dump­ing $1 bil­lion dol­lars into automat­ing their 50+ year old fac­to­ry over the last decade. They also are using re-pro­gram­ma­ble robots to increase the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and ver­sa­til­i­ty of their line. Before the revamp of their fac­to­ry, it took crews at Ford 26 weeks to refit the weld­ing tow­ers, and oth­er mon­u­ments used to assem­ble a vehi­cle, to acco­mo­date even the small­est design change.

Embrac­ing Automa­tion for Your Industry

If you are part of the auto­mo­tive or any oth­er indus­try, it’s cru­cial to rec­og­nize the trans­for­ma­tive poten­tial that auto­mat­ed robot­ics can bring. The flex­i­bil­i­ty and effi­cien­cy offered by auto­mat­ed robots can rev­o­lu­tion­ize your man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es, just as they have for auto­mo­tive giants like Chrysler, Hon­da, and Ford. 

Are you involved in the auto­mo­tive or oth­er indus­try? Do you feel that your indus­try may ben­e­fit from the flex­i­bil­i­ty that auto­mat­ed robot­ics can bring? For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing your line, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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